The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant or associate clinical professor in cardiology. We seek an enthusiastic team-oriented faculty member who will provide outstanding advanced care in cardiology for patients and service to our clients and referring veterinarians, as well as contribute to excellence in teaching in the DVM student and house officer training programs.
The cardiology service provides care in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) and the Hospital for Large Animals (HLA) on the Grafton campus. The FHSA and HLA are fully equipped multi-specialty teaching hospitals, offering referral services and 24/7 emergency care. The FHSA caseload is primarily dogs, cats, and exotic species, with approximately 35,000 cases per year. The cardiology caseload typically consists of referral cases and animals admitted by the emergency service in the FHSA for cardiovascular emergencies.
The cardiology service has 4 ACVIM Cardiology diplomates, 3 cardiology technicians, 2 cardiology residents, and 1 cardiology research intern. We aim to have 2 cardiology services working simultaneously each week, with one service devoted primarily to inpatients and consults, and the other service focusing on outpatient appointments. Our service has a strong interventional caseload with cardiac catheterization procedures occurring almost every week. The cardiology service has access to fluoroscopic equipment, computed tomography, and a 3T MRI, transesophageal echo.
Faculty are expected to assist with specialty board review sessions, journal club, and other aspects of resident training, including supervision of resident research projects. Clinical faculty are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain current in the discipline. There are many opportunities to develop independent or collaborative research projects with faculty on this campus or with researchers on other Tufts campuses and within the New England medical community.
The distribution of activities for clinical track positions typically range from 4-8 weeks for classroom and laboratory teaching, 5 - 10 weeks for research and scholarly activity, 30 - 32 weeks for clinical activity, and 4 - 6 weeks for administrative service. Vacation and university time off is 5 weeks. Clinical track appointments are weighted to clinical and educational activity, but faculty members are still expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline.
Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency program in cardiology meeting the requirements of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Cardiology specialty, or a similar specialty organization, is mandatory. Board certification in cardiology is required at, or no later than two-years following, the date of hire. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels is expected. Experience and interest in research relevant to the strengths of the department or the school are considered assets.
Review of applications will begin August 15th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. The start date is negotiable. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical experience and interests, research and scholarly interests, and teaching experience. 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 materials through the Interfolio link (http://apply.interfolio.com/109532). For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu.
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.