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Faculty Position in Cardiology
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 3, 2024
Title Faculty Position in Cardiology
University Tufts University
North Grafton, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Cardiology & Cardiovascular Science

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant professor or an assistant clinical professor of cardiology. This is a continuous-term (tenure equivalent) track position that can accommodate research and clinical interests depending on the goals and experience of the candidate. We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented faculty member who will provide outstanding advanced care for cardiology patients, excellent service to our clients and referring veterinarians, and contribute to research and teaching at the Cummings School. In addition to clinical rotation teaching, formal instruction in the DVM program and education of house officers is expected.  There are opportunities for pedagogical innovation and leadership associated with a planned curriculum revision.

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 3 ACVIM Cardiology diplomates, 3 cardiology technicians, 3 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 internal consultations, and the other service focused on outpatient appointments.  Our service has a strong interventional caseload with cardiac catheterization procedures occurring almost every week. We also perform various hybrid cardiac interventions in conjunction with our surgery service. The cardiology service has access to fluoroscopic equipment, computed tomography, a 3T MRI, and 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.  

Cummings School has research strengths in clinical and translational research, supported by a Clinical Trials Office. Current areas of research in the group include canine mitral valve disease, cardio-oncology, nutritional heart disease, and clinical management of canine and feline cardiovascular disease. 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. All types of research and scholarly activity are valued in the school’s promotions process.  

Between 26 - 32 weeks will be assigned to clinical activity, depending on the interests of the candidate.  The remaining time will be distributed to teaching, research and scholarly activity, and administrative service, in accordance with the guidelines of Cummings School. Vacation and university time off is 5 weeks.



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. Excellence in clinical cardiology appropriate for the stage of career is expected. 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. Salary and track will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Instructions

Application review will begin May 6, 2024 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The start date is negotiable, but the position is available immediately.  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 creating an inclusive environment as it relates to teaching, research, 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 the Interfolio link ( For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at

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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