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Job ID: 210572

Hospital Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tufts University

Date Posted May 10, 2023
Title Hospital Director and Chief Executive Officer
University Tufts University
North Grafton, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Dean's Office
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Veterinary Medicine - General

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking a talented, visionary leader for its flagship small animal referral specialty and emergency hospital, the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA).  The FHSA is a full-service, academic hospital providing state-of-the-art, 24-hour, emergency, and multi-specialty care for small animals (cats, dogs, and zoological species) across New England. It is part of the Cummings School Veterinary Group (CSVG) comprised of 7 teaching hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic laboratories. The FHSA supports the teaching, research, and clinical care missions of the School. The annual caseload is approximately 35,000 cases per year, with revenue generation of approximately $35 million. Clinical care is provided by approximately 60 academic clinicians, 250 technical and support staff, 50 residents, 30 interns, and 120 veterinary students.

Reporting to the dean, the Hospital Director and Chief Executive Officer is a senior position providing leadership and oversight of the strategic vision, financial management, operations, medical care, human resources (faculty and staff), and infrastructure of the FHSA. This includes a key role in the proposed expansion of the FHSA physical footprint to meet its clinical, education, and research missions. Supported by a six-member hospital management group and an advisory board composed of the clinical section heads, the Hospital Director is responsible for ensuring the success of the FHSA.

Depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate, a faculty appointment in the Department of Clinical Sciences is available.



A DVM (or equivalent) with eligibility to hold a veterinary license in MA is required.  Board certification in an American veterinary specialty college or equivalent is considered an asset. Ten or more years of experience in leadership roles in a small animal specialty and emergency referral hospital or a large, complex primary care or mixed function small animal hospital is required. Experience in leadership as part of an academic veterinary environment is considered an asset. Working knowledge of electronic medical record systems is needed. The ability to lead a complex organization towards successful outcomes, using transparent, collaborative leadership is required. An excellent oral and written communicator, the hospital director must be able to communicate a vision, motivate faculty and staff, and delegate effectively to create change. An understanding of the academic work environment, with an appreciation for teaching and research in an academic hospital, is required. Functional understanding of budget management and fiscal planning is expected. Experience in strategic planning and setting directions and expectations for an organization or unit is beneficial.


Application Instructions

Review of applicants will begin on June 30th.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing interests in the position, their leadership experience, and their academic experience. The cover letter should also address strengths and experiences in diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to clinical veterinary practice and management. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references should be provided. References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For those interested in a faculty position, rank and faculty track will be determined based on experience and qualifications. The position start date is negotiable, but a start date prior to January 1, 2024 is preferred.

Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio ( Application review will continue until the positions are filled. For questions about the application process or for any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Alastair Cribb 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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