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Assistant Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Comparative Pathobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant professor in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will share responsibility for clinical care and management of our research and teaching animals, provide support for internal and external researchers, teach in the combined DVM/Master of Laboratory Animal Medicine program, in the DVM program, in other graduate programs, and engage in research and scholarly activity.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts a rodent facility, large animal housing and research spaces, a research farm, and the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (BSL3). Cummings School hosts six hospitals or clinics, responsible for care of over 100,000 animals annually and has a Clinical Trials Office to support clinical research. The Comparative Pathology and Genomics Shared Research Resource, Cummings Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and advanced diagnostic imaging also support research at Cummings School.

For those individuals with a strong research interest, any area of expertise will be considered. However, alignment with our research priority areas, including BSL3 research, is considered an asset. Research priorities include infectious disease and global health, clinical and translational research, comparative oncology, cardiovascular and renal disease, neurosciences, human-animal interactions, and public policy.

Cummings School veterinary experts help bridge the gap between animals and people, and between proof-of-concept and clinical trials. Our AAALAC-accredited program supports large animal models, experimental surgery, regenerative medicine, ABSL2 and ABSL3 containment, orthopedics, MRI and CT imaging, pulmonology, and pathology.

Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree.  Must be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is required.  A PhD or other advanced degree is considered an asset. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Medicine (ACLAM) or the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is considered an asset. Demonstrated excellence in laboratory animal medicine and ability to support a range of animal species are required.  Excellence in teaching and demonstrated ability or potential to establish an independent or collaborative research program is required.

The search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable, but a preferred date is no later than June 30, 2023. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical experience, scholarly interests, and teaching experience.  Please address your strengths/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 materials through the Interfolio link ( For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Andrea Varela-Stokes, Chair of Comparative Pathobiology at


Cummings 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.

  • 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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