Assistant Professor - Radiation Oncology, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

United States

December 26, 2021


Assistant Professor - Radiation Oncology, Memphis - 21000002DT


The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) invites applications for a clinical academic faculty (Assistant Professor, non-tenure) position to lead our GI-GU Radiotherapy Service. The successful candidate will provide clinical services and will be expected to lead investigator-initiated trials and/or conduct translational research. Rank, tenure status, and compensation are contingent upon experience.

The Department serves as the sole academic specialty referral center for Radiation Oncology in the Mid-South and is home to the region's only Radiation Oncology residency training program. We have taken a leadership role in developing a planned NCI-designated Cancer Center at the UTHSC College of Medicine. Our technology, talent, and programmatic direction is purely top tier. This position affords leadership opportunities to expand our clinical network and provider partnerships throughout the full Mid-South region. Newly acquired resources includes matched, system-wide SBRT-enabled Varian TrueBeam linacs, state-of-the-art high-volume brachytherapy (with in-department procedural suites), and planned PET/MRI/Spectral CT imaging capabilities for advanced image-based treatment. We have been charged with creating two new approved and funded academic clinical hubs for our Department; the first will be located on the UTHSC Medical School Campus in partnership with Regional One Medical Center in Downtown Memphis, the second will be located at a planned, dedicated cancer care campus at Baptist Memorial Hospital in East Memphis. It is expected that the successful candidate for this position will work with Department leadership to ensure the success of this expansion.

In combination with our partners at Baptist Memorial Healthcare, we will be the sole academic partners for the largest Radiation Oncology network in the Mid-Southern U.S., covering the entire Memphis region, Eastern Arkansas and the entire Upper Mississippi River Delta. Procurement of advanced MR-guided and stereotactic treatment platforms are a priority. Development of novel on- line adaptive radiosurgery techniques will be a focus of the Department. We have recently received federal funding to build the first large animal preclinical radiotherapy research center in the mid-United States. We are building out in-house informatics and data science expertise, with a focus on cancer disparities, patient-focused treatment quality, and continuous process improvement. We are growing alongside rapidly expanding Surgical, Medical, and Oncology teams led by international-level specialists, and we have access to world class cancer genomics and preclinical small animal radiotherapy research platforms. The successful applicant will have opportunities to oversee educational training and mentorship, lead research, pursue professional development/national level networking, and provide consequential leadership.



Candidates must have a MD, be board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology and be eligible for a Tennessee medical license.

Applicants with an interest in resident education are strongly encouraged to apply; formal leadership opportunities in both education and clinical research administration are available.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

About Our Home:

Memphis is one of the most vibrant, rapidly up-and-coming cities in the U.S., with numerous billion-dollar development investments currently underway, including a complete re-invention of the city's waterfront along the Mississippi River. Our academic hub and medical school are in the heart of Memphis' Medical District, which is in the process of rapid modernization, including a new UTHSC College of Medicine campus. Memphis is home to St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (both are top-10 ranked in the U.S.), both of which we formally align with. Memphis is one of the few American cities where you can still “have it all”: affordable homes, beautiful historic neighborhoods, outstanding schools, a thriving and upbeat downtown, and a music & food scene that tourists from around the world travel to experience. We are excited to share the sights and soul of our home with you!

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.



Primary Location



Radiation Oncology

Campus/Institute Memphis



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Nov 24, 2021, 12:13:19 AM

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