Title:  Radiation Oncology (Assistant Professor)

Division:  Radiation Oncology
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  12363



The Radiation Oncology Department is currently comprised of 6 faculty physicists (we expect to increase the staff level to 9 physicists by the end of 2022), 8 radiation oncology residents, and 6 faculty radiation oncologists. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine provides a full range of clinical services at the Baylor St Luke's Medical Center and the Harris Health Smith Clinic. Services provided include conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, and an active brachytherapy (low-dose and high-dose) program. Two Varian Linacs (TrueBeam and Edge), one Varian Bravos HDR unit, and Two Siemens wide-bore CT scanners are being installed at the new campus of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer center. The Harris Health Smith Clinic is currently equipped with 3 Elekta Synergy linear accelerators, a large bore CT simulator with 4D capabilities, and a Varian VariSource brachytherapy afterloader unit. The department has access to clinical PET/CT and MR scanners.

Baylor has been an active part of the radiation oncology community in the Houston area for decades. We provide care to a diverse group of patients across the Houston metro area. Close ties also exist with other institutions within the Texas Medical Center. Baylor College of medicine is a premier academic medical school ranked #22 for research and #16 for primary care medical schools in the US.  In both of these it ranks #1 in Texas along with the highest NIH grant dollars received in Texas.


The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center first received NCI designation 14 years ago and since then has grown and matured harboring SPORE grants in both Breast Cancer and Lymphoma as well as being home to the Human Genome Sequencing Center. It was designated an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2015.  In the 2022 U.S. News and World Reports rankings The Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Baylor St Luke's Hospital was listed 25th in the nation, despite being one of the youngest centers on the list.


The city of Houston is the 4th most populous city in The United States and its most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolitan area. As such, Houston is home to a vibrant food, music, and theater scene while the museum district alone is home to nineteen galleries, museums, and community spaces.  The Texas Medical Center in turn is the largest concentration of medical-related institutions in North America. A total of 54 institutions are represented including: 4 medical schools, seven nursing schools, 8 academic and research institutions, and 21 hospitals. Come explore Space City and see what it has to offer.

Job Duties


The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time clinical track Medical Physics faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level at our main campus in Houston, Texas.


The successful candidate will join our existing team of dedicated Medical Physics faculty and will be responsible for supporting quality assurance, machine calibration, patient treatment planning and treatment support as well as technology and workflow implementation. This position will also be expected to participate in all aspects of the teaching activities for radiation oncology residents, medical students, medical dosimetrists and radiation therapists. There are opportunities for participation in clinical development and research for interested candidates at the Baylor College of Medicine. 


Minimum Qualifications:


Candidates for this position must have a M.S. or Ph.D. in medical physics, engineering, or related physical science. ABR certification in radiation oncology physics is required, but a board eligible status will be considered. Experience with HDR brachytherapy is strongly preferred. Candidates with programing skills are also highly desirable.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.