The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is accepting applications for an assistant professor (clinical track) of anatomic pathology. Clinical track appointments are eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure equivalent). The successful applicant will teach in the DVM program, supervise residents, and provide diagnostic anatomic pathology support.
The Cummings School Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CVDL) receives approximately 2,300 biopsies and 550 necropsies per year, consisting of primarily dogs, cats, and exotic and zoologic species, with a lesser number of horses, alpacas, small ruminants, and wildlife. Cases originate primarily from our academic hospitals and clinics on the Grafton campus, which have a total caseload of approximately 45,000 cases per year. We see a rich diversity of cases, both common and unique, providing ample teaching resources and supporting research and scholarly activity. The service is rebuilding and will have at least four anatomic pathologists and three anatomic pathology residents when fully staffed.
Teaching opportunities occur across the four years of the DVM program and include small group settings, classroom lectures, clinical skills, and fourth year diagnostic rotations. Clinical professors are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline. Opportunities for engagement in independent and collaborative research are available, with a strong emphasis on collaboration in clinical research and clinical trials operated by our clinic trials office. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology also houses our Comparative Pathobiology and Genomics Shared Resources and a Flow Cytometry Shared Resources to support investigator research.
Diagnostic responsibilities and clinical rotation teaching would be expected to take 26 - 32 weeks per year, with a pre-clinical teaching commitment of 5 to 15 weeks, research and scholarly activity commitment of 5 - 10 weeks, and a university and professional service commitment of 3 - 10 weeks. Total annual work commitment is 47 weeks, with the remaining time for vacation and other time off.
Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and be eligible for veterinary licensure in Massachusetts. Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or European College of Veterinary Pathologists in veterinary anatomic pathology is required at, or within two years of hire. Experience and expertise in diagnostic biopsy and necropsy service are necessary. Applicants should be effective and dedicated educators and mentors for DVM students and residents in the art of the necropsy, exhibit strong diagnostic skills for interpreting samples from a variety of species, and can work closely with clinicians in our hospitals and clinics. The candidate should be able to manage an active necropsy and biopsy caseload focused on meeting the needs of patients, clients, and clinicians. They should have demonstrated evidence of teaching at a level expected for new junior faculty, possess effective communication skills, and have demonstrated the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Review of applicants will begin on August 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their reasons for applying, their diagnostic qualifications and experience, teaching experience and interests, and research and scholarly interests. The cover letter should also address strengths and experiences in diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Up to two positions are available.
Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/108936). Application review will continue until the positions are filled. The position start date is negotiable. For questions about the application process, please contact the department chair, Dr. Andrea Varela-Stokes, at email@example.com.
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.