The Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for up to two full-time faculty positions in radiation oncology. These positions focus on clinical activity and clinical teaching in the Harrington Oncology Service within the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. We seek enthusiastic, team-oriented clinicians who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service to our referring veterinarians, lead an excellent student learning experience, and provide high quality house officer training. Appointments at any rank in the clinical faculty track are available, depending on the qualifications and experience of the applicants.
The Harrington Oncology Program at the Cummings School has a robust clinical caseload, excellent student teaching and house officer training programs. The successful candidates will join an existing team of four medical oncologists who are Diplomates of the ACVIM (Medical Oncology) and a radiation therapist in the Foster Small Animal Hospital. Available state-of-the-art equipment includes a Varian iX™ linear accelerator with RapidArc™ technology, a 120 leaf Millennium™ multileaf collimator, and on-board imaging, including cone beam CT, Mosaiq Record & Verify™ system, and Varian Eclipse™ treatment planning system. As part of the Clinical Research Shared Resource, the Clinical Trials Office broadly coordinates clinical studies and trials, including evaluations of therapies, medical devices, and diagnostic tests.
The FHSA has a full range of specialties that include diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, dermatology, oncology, and ophthalmology. The emergency and critical service provides 24 hour/7 day a week service and is certified as a Level 1 Trauma Center. The FHSA receives ~35,000 cases per year, providing a robust and varied surgical caseload. Additional features of the Foster Small Animal Hospital include 3.0T MRI, helical multi-slice CT, fully equipped nuclear medicine suite, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, laparoscopy/arthroscopy, and an interventional radiology suite, and VECCS Level 1 emergency service.
The successful applicants will be responsible for directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students, house officers and technicians; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients; and recruiting patients for enrollment and treating patients in ongoing Oncology clinical trials. The successful candidates should be knowledgeable in the delivery of conventional radiation therapy, IMRT, VMAT, and SRT. Resumption of a radiation oncology residency training program is expected.
Clinical faculty appointments include ~30 weeks of assigned clinical time, with an additional ~17 weeks available for off-clinic teaching and scholarly activity. Clinical faculty are expected to engage in sufficient professional development and scholarly activity to remain current in their discipline. Engagement with collaborative clinical trials research is expected.
Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency program in radiation oncology. Board certification is required at or within two years of the time of hire. Competency in advanced treatment modalities, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), is strongly preferred. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching is required. Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and interests of the candidate.
The position is available June 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin May 15th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, research interests, clinical interests, and teaching experience. Please address your strengths/experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link (http://apply.interfolio.com/102276). For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu.
Cummings is situated in North 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.