Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Location: North Grafton, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Salary: $130,000 - $192,500
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is accepting applications an assistant or associate clinical professor of anatomic pathology. This position is eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure equivalent). The successful applicant will have diagnostic anatomic pathology responsibilities, teach in the DVM program, and supervise residents.
Diagnostic pathologists work in Cummings School Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CVDL), which receives approximately 2,300 biopsies and 550 necropsies per year. Cases primarily consist of dogs, cats, horses, small ruminants, and alpacas, with a lesser number of exotic, wildlife, and zoological species. Cases originate primarily from our academic hospitals and clinics on the Grafton campus, which have a total caseload of approximately 45,000 cases per year. We see a rich diversity of cases, both common and unique, providing ample teaching resources and supporting research and scholarly activity. The service currently has four board-certified anatomic pathologists and will have 3 anatomic pathology residents when fully staffed. The clinical pathology service in CVDL is supported by four board-certified clinical pathologists.
Teaching opportunities occur across the four years of the DVM program and include small group settings, classroom lectures, clinical skills, and fourth-year diagnostic rotations. Clinical professors are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline. Opportunities for engagement in independent and collaborative research are available, including collaboration in clinical research and clinical trials operated by our clinic trials office. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology also houses our Comparative Pathology and Genomics Shared Resources (CPGSR) and Flow Cytometry Shared Resources to support investigator research. The CPGSR provides research services to internal and external stakeholders; additionally, the comparative pathology arm provides immunohistochemistry services to the CVDL.
Diagnostic pathology and clinical rotation teaching would be expected to take 30-33 weeks per year, with a pre-clinical teaching commitment of 5-6 weeks, a research and scholarly activity commitment of 5-7 weeks, and a university and professional service commitment of 4-8 weeks. Total annual work commitment is 47 weeks, with the remaining time for vacation and other time off. The university also recognizes 14-15 other holiday or bonus days.
Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and be eligible for veterinary licensure in Massachusetts. Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or European College of Veterinary Pathologists in veterinary anatomic pathology is required at, or no later than, two years following the date of hire. A graduate degree is considered an asset but is not required. Applicant must hold or be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts, either as part of our institutional license or as an individual license. Experience and expertise in diagnostic surgical biopsy and necropsy are necessary. Applicants should be effective and dedicated educators and mentors for DVM students and residents and exhibit strong diagnostic skills. The candidate should be able to manage an active necropsy and biopsy caseload focused on meeting the needs of patients, clients, and clinicians. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching and will be committed to working collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent communication skills and a reputation for collegiality are required. Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure-equivalent) in accordance with school policies.
Applications received by March 4, 2024, will receive full consideration. Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter clearly describing their reasons for applying, their diagnostic qualifications and experience, teaching experience and interests, and research and scholarly interests. The cover letter should also address strengths and experiences in diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided.
Cummings is situated in Grafton, MA on a 600-acre pastoral campus, forty-five minutes west of Boston and next door to Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts. A virtual tour of the campus is available here. There is a regional rail service stop adjacent to campus and easy access to cultural and sporting events. The campus is a short drive from beautiful beaches, mountains, and other unique features of New England. The area is a hub of biotechnology and higher education. The K-12 education system is excellent. Housing is readily available close to campus or in any number of surrounding towns. Links to faculty policies and procedures and human resources benefits can be found here.
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