200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536
June 22, 2022
of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is accepting applications for an assistant
professor (clinical track) of anatomic pathology. Clinical track appointments are eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure
equivalent). The successful applicant will teach in the DVM program, supervise residents, and provide diagnostic anatomic pathology
The Cummings School Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CVDL) receives approximately 2,300 biopsies and 550 necropsies per
year, consisting of primarily dogs, cats, and exotic and zoologic species, with a lesser number of horses, alpacas, small ruminants, and
wildlife. 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 is rebuilding and will have at least four anatomic pathologists and three anatomic
pathology residents when fully staffed.
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, with a strong emphasis on collaboration in clinical research and clinical trials operated by our
clinic trials office. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology also houses our Comparative Pathobiology and Genomics Shared Resources and
a Flow Cytometry Shared Resources to support investigator research.
Diagnostic responsibilities and clinical rotation teaching
would be expected to take 26 - 32 weeks per year, with a pre-clinical teaching commitment of 5 to 15 weeks, research and scholarly activity
commitment of 5 - 10 weeks, and a university and professional service commitment of 3 - 10 weeks. Total annual work commitment
is 47 weeks, with the remaining time for vacation and other time off.
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 within two years of hire.
Experience and expertise in diagnostic biopsy and necropsy service are necessary. Applicants should be effective and dedicated educators and
mentors for DVM students and residents in the art of the necropsy, exhibit strong diagnostic skills for interpreting samples from a variety
of species, and can work closely with clinicians in our hospitals and clinics. The candidate should be able to manage an active necropsy and
biopsy caseload focused on meeting the needs of patients, clients, and clinicians. They should have demonstrated evidence of teaching at a
level expected for new junior faculty, possess effective communication skills, and have demonstrated the ability to work effectively in a
Review of applicants will begin on August 1, 2022 and will continue until the
position is filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Up to two positions are available.
Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/108936
). Application review will continue until
the positions are filled. The position start date is negotiable. For questions about the application process, please contact the department
chair, Dr. Andrea Varela-Stokes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Cumm
ings 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. 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.
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