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Faculty Medical Physicist

Job ID: R-31232 Job Type: Full time Location: Topeka, Kansas
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Faculty Medical Physicist

Faculty Medical Physicist

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and the University of Kansas Health System is seeking an outstanding medical physicist to join our faculty at the Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor level. This position will be primarily located at the University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus in Topeka, KS.

About University of Kansas Cancer Center-Department of Radiation Oncology

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The University of Kansas Cancer Center has recently received a $100 million lead gift to build a new, state-of-the-art destination cancer center.

The Department of Radiation Oncology provides cancer care services throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area with over 4,300 treatment courses annually. By July 2024, the Division of Medical Physics will be fully staffed at 21 faculty medical physicists, 18 medical dosimetrists, 4 medical physics residents (2 PGY-1’s and 2 PGY-2’s), and 1 department-funded clinical research fellow.

The Department has just completed a Varian Eclipse/ARIA RTM v18.0 upgrade, the first in the US.  KU’s IBA ProteusONE is projected to be the first in the region to deliver FLASH therapy.  In the upcoming five years, 4 LINACs and 2 Siemens CT simulators will be installed/replaced. The Department has a newly renovated 1200 sq. ft. physics research space located right next to the clinical area on the main Cancer Center campus, and it houses both computational and instrumentation labs.

The Medical Physics group at KU strives for excellence in both clinical and research and is rapidly growing a national reputation in many areas, including treatment planning, dosimetry, instrumentation, QA/QC, proton therapy, FLASH, optimization, Monte-Carlo simulations, and more.

The Medical Physics research is currently being funded by multiple NIH grants, industry grants and KUCC physicist/scientist recruiting grants. Collaborations with the physics and engineering departments at the KU Lawrence campus create abundant exciting opportunities for both academic research and education.

Benefits and compensation

  • Recent increase in overall compensation package.
  • Generous retirement contribution.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • CME allowance.
  • LTD/STD and life insurance.
  • Professional liability coverage

About The Facility: 

The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus is a joint venture between The University of Kansas Health System which is the state's only academic healthcare system and Ardent Health System, which has been awarded "Best Places to Work" by  Modern Healthcare.  The 378-bed facility, with 400 providers, is located in a 425K+ service area. A unique opportunity to provide quality patient care in a community setting with academic support at your fingertips.

About Topeka, Kansas

Affordability – Topeka’s overall cost of living index is 91.7, more than 10 percent below the national urban area average. Housing in the Topeka market is particularly affordable.

Livability – Neighborhoods, schools, civic and cultural activities, economic incentives and a “we can do that” attitude combine to make Topeka one of the best small metros in the United States.

Community Life – The arts are alive and well in Topeka with more than 20 galleries, multiple performing arts venues, and First Friday Art Walk events in the NOTO Arts District. Outdoor enthusiasts love exploring the recreation facilities at Lake Shawnee, and Topeka has miles of paved, gravel and wooded trails for walkers, joggers, and bikers.

High Demand for Healthcare – Affordability plus livability plus high demand for healthcare equals an environment where your practice will flourish, and you will be able to enjoy a high standard of living.

About Kansas City: 

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the campus, which is within close proximity to the city's top destinations, including the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Union Station & Science City, National WWI Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architectural design. 

Overall, the Kansas City metropolitan area is a diverse and dynamic region with a rich cultural heritage, a strong economy, a vibrant downtown area, and a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. It offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from around the region and beyond. Residents enjoy safe, suburban neighborhoods, great restaurants and shopping, miles of bike paths, parks and lakes, excellent schools (public, private, and universities for higher education). 

The University of Kansas Health System is the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, KC Current, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup! Visit for more information about Kansas City. 

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to: Harold Li, PhD, FAAPM, Vice Chair and Chief of Medical Physics at .

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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