University of Vermont — Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Radiation Therapy

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & CLINICAL COORDINATOR
COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The Department of Biomedical Health Sciences within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a non-tenure track position in Radiation Therapy. This is an annual 9-month appointment at 0.75 FTE at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. The position will begin in the fall of 2022.

This undergraduate program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), prepares students for a career in radiation therapy through a core curriculum that integrates practical, theoretical, and applied practice in radiation therapy. There are abundant opportunities for inter-professional collaborations with the University of Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont Health Network, the Vermont Cancer Center, and the UVM College of Medicine.

The successful candidate will be committed to diversity, equity, and excellence in undergraduate teaching and employ innovative and inclusive practices in the classroom and clinical supervision. Candidates with an interest in program development and growth are highly desirable.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:

  • Teaching in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy program;
  • Advising in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy, Health Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Science programs;
  • Supervision of undergraduate students in the clinical practica setting;
  • Providing support to clinical staff in student teaching and evaluation;
  • Maintaining proficiency and certification and registration in the field of radiation therapy;
  • Collaborating with Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty and staff in program development, scholarship and service;
  • Collaborating and engaging in department governance as well as service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, and national levels.

The University: Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College: The college is home to more approximately 1200 students in eight different health professions comprising seven undergraduate and six graduate degree programs including an interdisciplinary PhD. The College is committed to inter-professional education and practice and educational innovation. We are part of an academic health sciences center including Vermont’s tertiary care hospital, the Larner College of Medicine and a state of the art interdisciplinary clinical simulation laboratory, within proximity to the University campus.

The Department: The Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences is part of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (https://www.uvm.edu/cnhs/bhsc). The successful candidate will join a department with tenure track, clinical faculty, lecturers and staff that are dedicated to educating the nearly 300 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students in our programs. Program offerings include undergraduate majors in Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy), and Health Sciences and an MLS Master’s degree.

The Community: UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • Holds a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration and be eligible for an unrestricted Vermont state license in radiation therapy.
  • At least two years’ clinical experience in radiation therapy.
  • At least one years’ experience as an instructor in a JRCERT accredited program.
  • Successful experience in teaching in the clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills.
  • The preferred candidate would hold a Certified Medical Dosimetry certification. This is not required.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting November 17, 2021. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 14, 2022. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. All inquiries will remain confidential.

For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences www.uvm.edu/cnhs/bhsc; the College of Nursing and Health Sciences website, www.uvm.edu/cnhs; and the University of Vermont’s website , www.uvm.edu.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

Anticipated starting date is August 22, 2022. Please apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. Include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae 3) a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; and 4) a teaching philosophy statement.

For more information about the position, please contact:

Wade Carson, MBA, RT(R)(T)(ARRT), FACHE
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Radiation Therapy Program
Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Wade.carson@med.uvm.edu
(802) 656-0341

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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