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Assistant or Associate Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X) - Proton Physicists

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 22nd, 2018
Last review date: August 13th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 22nd, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Division of Medical Physics and Technology in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences (RMAS) at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is seeking an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level proton physicist to join a growing team of faculty proton physicists.

The CPCTC features the Varian ProBeam proton system with three gantry rooms and two fixed beam rooms. In addition to the CPCTC, UC San Diego’s Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences (RMAS) Department serves five clinical institutions in the greater San Diego area and is an integral part of Rebecca and John Moore’s Cancer Center, an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The successful candidate will join a growing team of physicists and technical staff at the California Protons Cancer Therapy Center (CPCTC). The successful candidate(s) may serve as the Chief of Physics at CPCTC with the formal UC San Diego title: Deputy Director, Proton Therapy Physics.

The Deputy Director of Proton Therapy Physics is an excellent opportunity for an strong, leadership focused faculty who is interested in developing their management skills.

The Deputy Director of Proton Therapy Physics will report to the Director of the Division of Medical Physics and Technology at the UC San Diego Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences and will take the lead on the following job functions at the CPCTC: direct and provide oversight, evaluate, and set standards for the physicists and dosimetrists; provide consultative services to the radiation oncologists, assist in the identification, review, evaluation and implementation of new technology; assist in recruiting and retaining high quality physicists and dosimetrists as the treatment volume grows; assist efforts to prioritize clinical research and facilitate the development of clinical trials in partnership with other centers; arrange for adequate physics and dosimetry coverage; maintain accurate and complete QA records; assist in the development and review of policies and procedures; assist in obtaining and maintaining relevant licenses, permits, and accreditation; actively participate in the publication of peer-reviewed research and presentations; provide education and training for both staff and medical and physics residents; participate in hosting visitors to the center.

Candidates must have a PhD and be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Physics or equivalent. Candidate must have skills for day-to-day clinical support and must also have a demonstrated publication and teaching record.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience academic track-record and career trajectory.. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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