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Assistant/Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy
University Tufts University
North Grafton, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Comparative Pathobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy. We are seeking an individual with expertise in veterinary anatomy to contribute to the first-year foundational anatomy courses for the veterinary curriculum; experience teaching both small animal (canine and feline) and large animal (including bovine, equine, small ruminant, and swine) is preferred.

Comparative Pathobiology is a multi-disciplinary department, with expertise and teaching responsibilities in neurosciences, physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, clinical and anatomic pathology, reproductive health, animal models of disease, laboratory animal medicine, biochemistry, and veterinary education. Research strengths in the department include neurosciences and pathology.  Cummings School has research strengths in clinical and translational research, cardiovascular disease, comparative oncology, urology, musculoskeletal disease, emergency medicine, critical care, infectious disease, and global health.

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology houses the Comparative Pathobiology and Genomics Shared Resource (CPGSR) and a Flow Cytometry Shared Resource. Other unique resources at Cummings School include the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (BSL-3), Clinical Research Shared Resource and Clinical Trials Office, and participation in the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Our AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal care and use program supports large and small animal models, experimental surgery, regenerative medicine, ABSL2 and ABSL3 containment, MRI and CT imaging, and pathology.

The position is eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure equivalent). The professorial track and distribution of activities, within the guidelines of Cummings School, will be dependent on the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. It is expected that the successful candidate will devote at least 26 weeks (50%) of their time to teaching, primarily in the veterinary anatomy courses. Additional teaching contributions relevant to the candidate’s expertise will be available.  The time available for research (up to 16 weeks, or 30%) is dependent on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates with a commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching may be appointed in the teaching professor track (the appointment remains eligible for appointment with continuous term). Candidates in the teaching track will have a smaller amount of time available for research and scholarly activity but must engage in a sufficient amount to remain current in the discipline. Five weeks are available for vacation and other university time off.



Successful candidates will hold a DVM or equivalent degree or a PhD in a relevant area. Holding both a DVM (or equivalent) and PhD degree is considered an asset. Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential; a reputation for collegiality and experience working collaboratively in a team are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching veterinary or comparative anatomy, especially large animal anatomy, in a veterinary or related curriculum. Experience with embalming and other relevant anatomical techniques, including plastination, are considered assets. Other related experience, including small and large animal surgical experience and veterinary teaching experience relevant to comparative anatomy, will be considered.  Rank, professorial track, and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates wishing a significant research component 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.

The position is available in January 2024. A start date no later than July 1, 2024 is preferred, but is negotiable.


Application Instructions

Applications received by December 15, 2023 will be given full consideration. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. The cover letter should have the following information: (1) reasons for applying to the position; (2) qualifications; (3) teaching experience and philosophy; and (4) research and scholarly interests. The cover letter must also include, (5) strengths and experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to the candidate’s experience teaching, research, and/or service. Finally, the applicant should indicate whether they are applying for the unmodified or teaching track position in their cover letter, with the track supported by the applicant’s teaching and research statements in the letter. Applicants must submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. 

Applicants must submit materials through Interfolio ( For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Andrea Varela-Stokes, at

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