Tenure Track Position, Medical Physicist

Job Description

Calgary, Alberta
University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine
14 September 2018

The Department of Oncology, in conjunction with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Cancer Control Alberta, Alberta Health Services (AHS) invite applications for a full-time tenure track position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, as a Medical Physicist. Duties include clinical support, education and training of graduate students and residents, and original research. A clinical and research focus on brachytherapy is considered an asset, but candidates concentrating in other areas of medical physics will also be considered.

Qualifications at the Assistant Professor level include a PhD in Medical Physics, completion of an accredited residency program or equivalent and certification through the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine and less than five years of experience in Medical Physics field.  Applicants at this level must present evidence of a strong publication record, indicated by the number, quality and authorship of publications, which should be commensurate with experience, with a commitment to high quality of teaching, as evidenced by involvement in resident/fellow teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

Qualifications at the Associate Professor level include a PhD in Medical Physics, completion of an accredited residency program or equivalent and certification through the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine with five to ten years of experience in Medical Physics field. Applicants at this level must present evidence of a strong publication record, indicated by the number, quality and authorship of publications, which should be commensurate with experience, and, leadership and development of an original research program, evidence of successful teaching and supervision, and evidence of established engagement in the academic community. Demonstrated commitment to the highest clinical standards and highly developed interpersonal, team work, organizational and leadership skills are also required.

The Division of Medical Physics provides clinical physics services at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) in Calgary.  TBCC is a tertiary cancer centre offering a complete range of treatment options to more than 3400 patients per year.  External beam radiotherapy is offered on nine Varian linear accelerators.  TBCC has two CT simulators and access to MR and PET scanners.  Treatment planning is performed primarily using the Eclipse TPS.  The TBCC supports active clinical programs in SBRT, TBI, pediatric cancers and stereotactic radiosurgery.  LDR and HDR brachytherapy programs treat prostate, breast, and gynecological cancers.

Construction on the new, full service Calgary Cancer Centre began November 2017. The new centre will have 15 radiation vaults, three operating rooms as well as CT, PET-CT and MR capabilities.  The Division of Medical Physics is working with Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy to develop research and clinical centres of excellence. The successful applicant is expected to develop an original research program in clinically applied medical physics, attracting external grant support.  The selected candidate may be eligible for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.

The Division of Medical Physics has a full complement of academic programs.  The graduate program currently typically enrolls 8-12 MSc and PhD students at a time, with the majority of division members supervising or collaborating with students.  The Post PhD Diploma (Residency) program has two residents enrolled.  Programs are CAMPEP accredited and are run through the University of Calgary (www.ucalgary.ca/rop).  There are twelve physicist positions at the TBCC within a total Medical Physics Department staff of 22.  Clinical electronics, machine shop and computer applications group, as well as medical physicist fellows, support the clinical and academic mandate of the department.

This position is subject to the Alberta Health Services – CancerControl Medical Physicists General Terms and Conditions of Employment.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the 'Apply Now' link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

Cover letter Curriculum vitae Research interest statement The names and contact information for three referees

The closing date for applications is September 14, 2018.

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Wendy Smith, by email wendy.smith@ahs.ca.

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website (http://careers.ucalgary.ca/).  For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (http://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/).

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).




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