The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking an assistant or associate professor of comparative biomedical sciences who will have primary teaching responsibilities in veterinary anatomy for DVM students. The position may be in either the continuous term track (tenure equivalent) or the teaching track, depending on the interests and expertise of the candidate. While research and scholarly activity is required in both tracks, the expectations are higher in the continuous term track.
Comparative Pathobiology is a multidisciplinary department with teaching responsibilities in biomedical and diagnostic sciences. The department has active research programs in neurosciences, diagnostic sciences, veterinary education, infectious diseases, and pharmacology. Additional research strengths at Cummings School include infectious diseases and global health, clinical and translational research, and animals, humans, and society. Unique resources include the Comparative Pathology and Genomics Core, the BSL-3 New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory, the Clinical Research Shared Resource and Clinical Trials Office, the Animal Resources Division, and our high caseload teaching hospitals. There are opportunities for independent and collaborative research. While preference will be given to individuals whose interests align with areas of strength in the department or school, any research area will be considered.
Faculty members in the continuous term track are expected to contribute significantly to our teaching and research missions. Approximately 20 – 24 weeks per year would be devoted to anatomy and related teaching, with 20 – 22 weeks available for research and scholarly activities. Additional responsibilities include administrative and other service.
Faculty members in the teaching professor track are expected to be leaders in the educational mission of the school. Approximately 30 – 35 weeks per year would be devoted to anatomy and other related teaching, including engagement in curriculum and course development. Faculty educators are supported through Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching workshops, the instructional design expertise of an on-campus Educational Support Manager, and various tools supported by our Educational Technology team. Up to 10 weeks per year are available for scholarly activity and remaining time is committed to administrative and other service.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must hold either a PhD or a DVM degree. Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential. Candidates must have an interest in teaching comparative anatomy. Previous experience in teaching comparative or veterinary anatomy and with embalming and other relevant anatomical techniques are considered assets. Preference will be given to candidates who hold both a DVM and a PhD degree or board certification. Rank (assistant, associate) and track (continuous term or teaching) are dependent on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidates.
Candidates for a continuous term track appointment must have potential or demonstrated ability to develop an independent research program or to be a leader in collaborative research. Expectations will align with the appointment rank (assistant or associate professor).
Candidates for a teaching professor track appointment must demonstrate excellent teaching skills and have a strong interest in pedagogy. An interest in engaging in scholarly pedagogical research is considered an asset.
We are looking for candidates who are committed to working collaboratively in a team environment and work effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders.
Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, teaching experience and philosophy, research and scholarly interests, and their reasons for applying for 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. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided.
Applicants should submit material through the Interfolio link https://apply.interfolio.com/101055. Application review will begin on March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable, but a date prior to July 1, 2022 is preferred. For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Joyce Knoll firstname.lastname@example.org .
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. 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.