The Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking an assistant professor or assistant clinical professor in Diagnostic Imaging, with an interest in equine ultrasound. The successful candidate will join a friendly, multicultural team with 4 other full-time board-certified radiologists, 1 equine ultrasonographer, 6 residents, and 10 technicians in the Diagnostic Imaging service, which operates within the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and serves the Hospital for Large Animals. The newly renovated Diagnostic Imaging service features one MRI suite equipped with a 3 T Siemens unit with advanced neurology and orthopedic software and a CT suite equipped with a 16-slice Toshiba Aquilion CT, both catering to large and small animal patients. A new Canon Exceed LB™ providing 160 - 0.5 mm slices and modified with the Qalibra™ system to accommodate equine and small animal patients is being installed. The section has a fully equipped radiology and fluoroscopy suite and two C-Arms that cater to an active interventional radiology case load. The section is also equipped with two DR small animal radiology suites, one DR large animal radiology room and one nuclear medicine suite. Two ultrasound rooms are equipped with two Phillips and one Toshiba unit with several high frequency transducers. The DI section works closely with the large animal ultrasound and sports medicine service, including shared rounds and research collaborations. Large animal ultrasounds are performed by expert equine ultrasonographers using a dedicated Toshiba unit. The Section manages its digital database with Carestream PACS V.12 software. The Diagnostic Imaging section is well-recognized for its strong residency program approved by the ACVR and the ECVDI.
Clinical responsibilities include provision of diagnostic imaging service, instruction of clinical-year students, and supervision of interns and residents in all aspects of Diagnostic Imaging. For an individual with those interests, engagement in the equine ultrasonography service is expected. In addition to clinical rotation teaching, participation in pre-clinical classroom and laboratory teaching is required.
Faculty members are expected to engage in research and scholarly activity, with the amount of time dedicated depending on the interests and capabilities of the faculty member and the faculty track. Excellent opportunities exist to build clinical and translational research collaborations with researchers on all three campuses of Tufts University, within the New England medical community, and beyond. The Cummings School Clinical Trials Office is available for support and consultation.
Candidates must hold a DVM degree or its equivalent. Completion of an American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) approved residency is required. ACVR or ECVDI board-certification is required at, or not later than two years following, the date of hire. Expertise in equine imaging, especially ultrasound, is considered an asset. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in an academic environment and manage a robust caseload is expected.
Enthusiasm for and demonstrated ability in teaching is required. The candidate should also possess effective communication skills, have demonstrated ability to work in a team, and be committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive community. The appointment may be in the professor or clinical professor track, depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful applicant. Both tracks are eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure-equivalent).
The deadline for application is November 15th, 2022. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for a start date prior to August 2023. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter describing their qualifications, teaching experience, clinical/diagnostic experience, research and scholarly interests, and interest in the position. Please address your strengths and experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. Please provide the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/115302). For questions about the application process and the position, please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu.
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 New England. 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.