The selected individual will lead a diverse group of faculty, trainees, and staff members and will oversee all aspects of the Department, including clinical practice, education, research, and fiscal management consistent with the strategic planning of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals/UNC Health.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is nationally recognized for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The Department is comprised of more than 100 faculty, staff, and trainees. Through its highly collaborative environment, the Department of Radiation Oncology strives to provide the best and safest care for patients today, to educate the next generation of radiation oncologists and radiotherapy professionals, and to develop better cancer treatments and technologies for the future. The selected individual will provide leadership and direction across clinical programs and its 4 divisions including Clinical, Healthcare Engineering, Therapeutic Medical Physics and Cancer Biology.
UNC Radiation Oncologists are part of a multidisciplinary cancer team that optimizes the coordination of patient needs and treatment recommendations. They collaborate regularly and extensively with local oncologists, hematologists, primary care physicians, surgical oncologists, and other medical specialties. The Department treats over 2,500 patients per year across 9 locations in North Carolina. The Department offers services in external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated and image-guided radiation therapy, Tomotherapy, CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery, Mobetron intraoperative radiotherapy and brachytherapy.
The Department’s research partner, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, has had more than 15 continuous years of “Exceptional” reviews from the National Cancer Institute. This relationship significantly enhances the Department’s translational research capabilities and the development of innovative clinical trials at both the institutional and national levels. The Department has active research programs in clinical oncology, radiation and cancer biology, medical physics, and is an acknowledged world leader in the area of computer-aided radiotherapy treatment planning. Research projects include clinical research, Carbon Nanotube-Based Radiation Systems, Treatment Planning, Image Deformation and Image Guided Radiotherapy.
UNC Radiation Oncology and UNC Hospitals are one of the few programs in the country to offer formally structured education curriculums for each discipline within the radiation oncology team. The Department is committed to education and includes residency programs in radiation oncology and medical physics, certificate programs in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry, and graduate and postdoctoral training in physics, computer science, biomedical engineering and cancer biology.
Minimum qualifications include an M.D./D.O. degree, eligible for a North Carolina license, ability to obtain clinical privileges at UNC. A formal leadership role in an academic medical department, a strong commitment to clinical excellence, a distinguished record of research accomplishments, experience in education and training healthcare professionals from all backgrounds, and a clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department into the future are preferred.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing their interest, current curriculum vitae, and an administrative summary statement via the following link: UNC-Chapel Hill Employment Opportunities | Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology (peopleadmin.com)
Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for four references.
Candidates requesting additional information about this search can do so by contacting the search committee at:
Maureen Kohi, MD
Department of Radiology
Search Committee Chair
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4030 Bondurant Hall, Campus Box 7000
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7000
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