Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Instructor, Location in Botswana
Posting Department: Radiation Oncology
Expire Date: 09/12/2014
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Instructor position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Radiation Oncology. Responsibilities include oncology education initiatives for University of Botswana medical students/medical officers/residents, establishing a much needed follow up clinic for cervical cancer patients, supporting staff on the ground to develop research relevant to patients in Botswana and mentoring visiting oncology residents and students from UPENN. Goals of this position are to develop capacity in cervical cancer care in Botswana and to enhance educational opportunities for residents and students from UPENN and Botswana. Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research and clinical care. The applicants must be board eligible in radiation oncology.

Botswana had a high incidence of cervical cancer due to lack of screening programs and high prevalence of HIV. Almost all cervical cancer patients present with advanced stage disease. There is one radiation oncology facility in the country, which is equipped with necessary infrastructure. However, there is only one radiation oncologist and one medical oncologist for the population of 2 million. To address the capacity issues in oncology in Botswana, Botswana-UPENN partnership (BUP), which has been working on HIV related programs in Botswana over the last decade and the department of radiation oncology at UPENN will be developing a global health instructor position for board eligible radiation oncologists. Eligible candidates will be recruited to spend 1 year in Gaborone, Botswana. This program will be focused on treatment of women with cervical cancer, primarily with chemoradiation with teletherapy and brachytherapy.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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