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Faculty Position in Large Animal Ambulatory Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted May 15, 2024
Title Faculty Position in Large Animal Ambulatory Medicine
University Tufts University
149 New Sweden Road Woodstock, CT, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Large Animal Medicine

The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant clinical professor of large animal ambulatory medicine, with a specific emphasis on teaching clinical skills and clinical reasoning. This is a continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track appointment. The successful applicant is expected to provide leadership in the development and delivery of instruction in large animal clinical skills and clinical reasoning for DVM students. The position’s primary responsibilities include teaching pre-clinical and senior veterinary students while providing general medicine and surgery for equine, bovine, small ruminant, and other large animal species through our field service practice.

The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology provides teaching expertise in large animal medicine to veterinary students through classroom, clinical skills, small group, and clinical rotation teaching. While this is primarily a teaching and clinical position, engagement in research and/or scholarly activity sufficient to maintain expertise is expected. There are opportunities for collaborative or independent projects, according to interests.

Clinical practice is under the auspices of Tufts Veterinary Field Services (TVFS), which is based along with the academic department in Woodstock, CT. The main campus is located 35 miles away, in North Grafton, MA and is where the majority of non-clinical rotation teaching occurs. TVFS provides high quality individual animal care, herd health, production medicine, and reproductive services for small ruminants (2500/year), camelids (400/year), dairy and beef cattle (2,000 calls/50,000 animals), horses (2500/year), and pigs (300/year). TVFS is currently composed of ten clinicians and one intern. Specialized equipment available includes digital radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, and assisted reproduction equipment. A haul-in with stalls and an ability to support minor surgeries is available at the clinic in Woodstock, CT. Easy referral for advanced medical and surgical care is available at the Hospital for Large Animals in N. Grafton, MA. The Hospital for Large Animals has a full range of board specialists. Participation in the emergency call schedule for all species seen at TVFS is required. On-call is shared amongst all clinicians and includes serving as a back-up for the intern.

This clinical track position will have a significant emphasis on teaching during the development and implementation of our new curriculum. Along with teaching and training senior veterinary students, the successful candidate will also be expected to spend time on clinical service and devote time for scholarly activity and service to the University.



Minimum requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent, with a minimum of the equivalent of five years of practice experience at hire, and eligibility for licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The ability to achieve federal and state accreditation is required. Broad clinical experience with typical large animal and farm animal species is required. Excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for teaching are required. Previous teaching experience in an academic or practice setting is considered an asset. Practitioner or specialty board certification is not required but would be considered an asset. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Application Instructions

Applications close on June 15th, 2024.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical interests and experience, teaching experience, and research or scholarly interests. Please address your strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive environment as it relates to teaching, research, clinical activity, 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 Interfolio ( For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Carlos Pinto at Start date is negotiable, preferably by August 1, 2024 or earlier.

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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