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Faculty Position in Radiation Oncology
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 14, 2024
Title Faculty Position in Radiation Oncology
University Tufts University
North Grafton, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January 2025
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Radiological Sciences
    Cancer Biology & Oncology

The Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in radiation oncology.  This position focuses 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. This position is on the continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track.

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), one radiation oncologist, and a radiation therapist in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.  Available modern equipment includes a Varian iX™ linear accelerator with RapidArc™ technology, a 120 leaf Millennium™ multileaf collimator, and on-board imaging, including cone beam CT, Varian ARIA 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 Foster Hospital for Small Animals 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 FHSA 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 applicant will be responsible for directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students, house officers and technicians; providing health care and service to patients; advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients; recruiting patients for enrollment; and treating patients in ongoing Oncology clinical trials. The successful candidate 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, scholarly activity, and service.  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. Vacation and university time off is 5 weeks.



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.


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin August 15th, with applications being accepted until the search is closed. The start date is flexible, but a start date no later than January, 2025 is preferred. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, research interests, clinical interests, and teaching experience.  Please address your strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive environment as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in the 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 ( 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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