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Medical Physics Faculty Radiation Oncology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 11th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology is recruiting a faculty position for an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series (HSCP). Expectations of a HSCP series are primarily clinical and include teaching, service and scholarly and/or creative activities.

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Davis is searching for a faculty medical physicist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Medical Physics or related field of study pertinent to medical physics, be board eligible/certified, and have a publication record commensurate with documented experience. For the Associate level, a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to participate and/or provide significant leadership in the advanced clinical and research programs in image-guided IMRT and VMAT, SBRT, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, in vivo dosimetry, and informatics infrastructure development. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in our medical physics courses for physician and physics residents, as well as contribute to continuing medical education efforts for all of our staff.

The Radiation Oncology Department is located in the NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, California. We have full-member status with the NRG-Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, an ACGME accredited physician residency training program, and CAMPEP accreditation for our medical physics residency program. There are research affiliations with the UC Davis School of Veterinarian Medicine, UC Davis Biomedical Engineering, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and clinical affiliations with Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Truckee, Dignity-Mercy Cancer Center, Merced, and Rideout Cancer Center, Marysville. Our Sacramento facility has two matched Elekta Synergy linacs with Agility MLC, AlignRT TomoTherapy HDA, GammaKnife ICON, Image-guided HDR Brachytherapy (IGBT) suite with Samsung Neurologica Mobile CT, Mosaiq EMR, RayStation treatment planning, and is committed to providing the most advanced treatment delivery and image-guided technologies. Our IGBT Special Procedure Suite is located within the department, and it is a substantial asset to our highly regarded brachytherapy programs that serve patients from Northern California and Nevada.

Clinical Experience:
Board certified or eligible (ABR or CCPM) are required for this position, which includes experience in radiation therapy treatment planning and dosimetry with external beam and sealed source radioactive materials. The successful applicant will join our other faculty on the Approved List of the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch as an individual approved to perform Radiation Shielding Design, Therapy Machine Calibrations, and Radiation Protection Surveys in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 17, sections 30305(a)(5), 30312(b)(4), and 30312(b)(5).

Teaching Experience: The Department offers a CAMPEP accredited residency in clinical radiation therapy physics and participation in teaching within the training program is expected of all physics faculty. Each year a 50+ lecture series on radiation therapy physics is offered to medical students, residents, and fellows on a wide range of topics in medical physics in accordance with the syllabus recommended by the American Board of Radiology and CAMPEP. Lecturers include faculty from within Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, School of Veterinary Medicine, and guest lecturers from other institutions. Written, oral, and mock exams are offered by the faculty for training purposes in addition to clinical rotations with the residents that may include participation in clinical research projects, typically involving technology development within the clinics established and emerging programs.

Research Experience: This position is predominately clinical and teaching, however there is ample opportunity for clinically applied research. The department has an NIH grant for participation in NRG Oncology clinical trials, and several of the faculty have funded research from both public and industry sources. Research opportunities within the department will be enhanced in 2020-21 with new technology to two new Versa-HD linear accelerators with 6D couch, RayStation advanced treatment planning, SunNuclear Suncheck quality assurance system, Elekta Oncentra-Flexitron high dose rate applicator system, and the Gamma-knife Icon CBCT system for SRS. Options for faculty tracks with varying degrees of research participation in addition to clinical service are available.

Administrative Experience: Effective communication skills, success in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrated experience in adhering to policies and procedures are important aspects of this position. Experience in professional service including committees, leadership experience, and professional societies are encouraged and supported. Diversity/Collegiality: Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Basic Qualifications:
•A Ph. D, equivalent degree is required
•Board certified or eligible (ABR or CCPM) in radiation therapy physics
•Effective communication skills and success in working in a collaborative research environment are essential.
•Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially
•Teaching experience: including delivery of required lectures and course design.

Preferred Qualifications:
o A track record in research publications and funding that are directly related to the mission of Radiation Oncology is preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Interested applicants should respond with a cover letter, a statement of diversity, a statement of teaching, current CV, and contact information for 3 references: All documents must be submitted as a PDF file.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)