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Department of Radiation Oncology - Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, Alabama
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The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is recruiting for a radiotherapy physicist at the rank of Assistant Professor, non-tenured track. To be considered, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field, be certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics or have completed an accredited residency and be ABR board eligible, and able to demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all facets of radiation oncology physics clinical support and quality assurance at the primary center and satellite sites as needed. Furthermore,
the candidate will team with faculty within the department and work collaboratively with investigators across the School of Medicine, UAB, and peer academic departments to develop a clinically meaningful and scholarly rich research program for radiation oncology.

Our team consists of 15 Ph.D. physicists and 22 radiation oncologists, assisted by a team of dosimetrists and therapists. We train ten radiation oncology and two medical physics residents in our CAMPEP-accredited program. We routinely provide physics services for 90+ patients per day at our main campus and 80+ patients per day across our extension clinics. Procedures include IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, respiratory gating, stereotactic radiosurgery, SRS, SBRT, interstitial and intracavitary
HDR, 125-I eyeplaques, and TBI with photons and electrons.

We utilize Varian accelerators (one TrueBeam STx, one Edge, three iX with RapidArc and cone beam CT, one Cl-21EX with cone beam CT and OBI, and one CL-21EX with OBI), a Phillips Brilliance Big Bore and a GE Lightspeed CT simulator, an Acuity simulator, a Varian Varisource 200 HDR unit, a superficial X-ray unit, as well as an assortment of 137-Cs sources. Our external beam and brachytherapy treatment planning systems and record and verify system are Varian products.

Additionally, we are excited about our new proton facility that is under construction and anticipate the first patient treatments to begin in January 2020.

Interested applicants please follow this link to apply:


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition
to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orle-ans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant
weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

For additional information about our department, please visit our website at https://www.uab.edu/medicine/radonc/.

Interested candidates should apply here: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9548 by submitting an online application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to be hired.

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home. 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Posted: 2021-10-12 Expires: 2021-11-11

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Department of Radiation Oncology - Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine

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