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Faculty Member in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted May 2, 2024
Title Faculty Member in Small Animal Internal Medicine
University Tufts University
North Grafton, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Clinical/Medical Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in small animal internal medicine (SAIM) at the assistant professor level in the clinical or unmodified track, depending on the interests and strengths of the applicant.  The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and supervising veterinary students and house officers; providing advanced referral and specialty medical care; and engaging in research.  In addition to clinical rotation teaching, formal instruction in the DVM program and for house officers is expected and there are opportunities for pedagogical innovation and leadership associated with the current curriculum revision. This position is on the continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track.

The selected candidate will join eight other ACVIM small animal internal medicine diplomates who provide clinical care in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA).  Clinical and research strengths in the section include clinical hepatology/gastroenterology, interventional urology, acute and chronic kidney injury in dogs and cats, antibiotic stewardship, clinical pharmacology, and endocrinology.  The section supports 7 small animal internal medicine residents and assists in the training and mentoring of 15 rotating interns.  The FHSA has a robust clinical caseload (~35,000 cases/year), excellent student teaching and house officer training programs, and supports clinical research programs. We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented clinician who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service to our referring veterinarians.

Additional features of the FHSA include VECCS Level 1 emergency service, a dialysis unit with a Fresenius 2000HT, a Prismaflex for CRRT and TPE, a hemoperfusion unit, an interventional radiology suite, two dedicated rooms for medicine special procedures, Olympus and Storz endoscopy, bronchoscopy and cystoscopy scopes with image capturing, a dedicated ultrasound machine, a 1.5T MRI, a helical multi-slice CT, a fully equipped nuclear medicine suite, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, laparoscopy/arthroscopy, and Varian linear accelerator with cone beam CT, a multi-leaf collimator and stereotactic radiotherapy.

Cummings School has research strengths in clinical and translational research, supported by the Clinical Trials Office. There are many opportunities to develop independent or collaborative research projects with faculty on the Grafton campus or with researchers on other Tufts campuses and within the New England medical community. Additional unique resources at Cummings School include the Clinical Research Shared Resource, Comparative Pathology and Genomics Shared Resource, and the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory. All types of research and scholarly activity are valued in the school’s promotions process.

The allocation of time ranges from 26-35 weeks for clinical activity, 5-11 weeks for research and scholarly activity, ~5 weeks of formal education activity, and ~5 weeks for administrative activity, depending on the rank and interests of the candidate. Vacation and university time off is ~5 weeks.



Completion of a residency program in internal medicine approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine by the effective date of appointment is required. Board certification is required at, or no later than two-years following, the date of hire. The successful candidate will have strong clinical aptitude and technical skills appropriate for the stage of career. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels is required. Experience with clinical trials research and an interest in continued engagement in clinical scholarly activity is considered an asset.


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on June 10th. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical expertise, research and teaching experience and scholarly interests. Please address your strengths/experiences in creating an inclusive environment 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the appointment may be made in either the clinical or unmodified track, depending on the interests of the applicant. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link (  For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at

Cummings School 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.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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