The Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. This is a continuous-term (tenure-equivalent) track faculty position, with a significant research and scholarly activity commitment. We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented faculty member who will provide outstanding advanced service in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) and the Hospital for Large Animals (HLA) and contribute to research and teaching. 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. Faculty are expected to assist with specialty board review sessions, journal club, and other aspects of resident training, including supervision of resident research projects. The successful individual is expected to develop and sustain an active independent or collaborative research program.
The successful candidate will join four other faculty members, three residents, and ~10 highly skilled anesthesia technicians. The FHSA and HLA are fully equipped, multi-specialty academic hospitals, offering referral services and 24/7 emergency care. The anesthesia section prides itself on working well with all sections of the hospitals and therefore seeks a team member with a collaborative spirit. They strive to ensure patients are medically optimized before presenting for anesthesia and help facilitate continuity of care between services. If this concept appeals to you, even more reason to join a hard-working team that takes anesthesiology seriously, but enjoys working and laughing together.
The FHSA caseload is primarily dogs, cats, and exotic species, with approximately 35,000 cases per year. The HLA caseload is primarily equine, with 15% camelids and small ruminants, with approximately 2,000 cases per year. There is also an occasional opportunity to anesthetize animals at surrounding zoos and animal parks.
Cummings School has research strengths in clinical and translational research. Areas of strength in clinical research include musculoskeletal disease, cardiovascular disease, comparative oncology, urology, and nutrition. 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. Additional unique resources at Cummings School include the Clinical Research Shared Resource (including a Clinical Trials Office), the Comparative Pathology and Genomics Shared Resource, and the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory. All types of research and scholarly activity are valued in the school’s promotions process.
The allocation of time ranges from 20 - 26 weeks for clinical activity, 12 - 20 weeks for research and scholarly activity, 4 - 8 weeks for classroom and laboratory teaching, and 3 - 6 weeks for administrative service, depending on the rank and interests of the candidate. Vacation and university time off is 5 weeks.
Requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent and completion of an American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) and/or European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) residency. Board certification is required at, or no later than two-years following, the date of hire. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and ability in research and scholarly activity, at a level appropriate to rank and experience, and have a desire to continue an active independent or collaborative research program. An advanced degree (MSc or PhD, or equivalent) is considered an asset. Clinical excellence is expected. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching is required. Rank (assistant, associate) and salary will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Review of applications will begin August 1st and the search will close October 2nd, 2023. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, research interests, clinical 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 (https://apply.interfolio.com/126816). For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu. Start date is negotiable.
Cummings School is situated in Grafton, MA on a 600-acre semi-rural 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 life sciences industries and higher education. The K-12 education system is excellent. Housing is readily available close to campus or in any number of surrounding towns.