The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant or associate clinical professor of large animal ambulatory medicine. This is a continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track appointment. The successful applicant is expected to provide excellent general medicine services in a large animal ambulatory environment, while providing clinical instruction for DVM students. The position’s primary responsibilities include general medicine and surgery for bovine, equine, small ruminant, and other large animal species. Contribution to clinical teaching in the DVM program, mentoring interns, and scholarly activity is also expected.
The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology provides teaching expertise supporting general veterinary medicine for all large animal species, including classroom, clinical skills, small group, and clinical rotation teaching. There are ample opportunities to engage in teaching. While this is primarily a clinical and teaching position, engagement in research and/or scholarly activity sufficient to maintain expertise is expected. There are opportunities for collaborative or independent projects, according to interests. As a clinical professor track position, it is expected that the equivalent of ~30-32 weeks will be spent on clinical service, ~6-8 weeks will be devoted to teaching, ~ 5-6 weeks will be devoted to scholarly activity, and ~2-3 weeks will be devoted to service to the University.
Clinical practice is under the auspices of Tufts Veterinary Field Services (TVFS), which is based along with the academic department in Woodstock, CT. The main campus is located 35 miles away, in North Grafton, MA and is where the majority of non-clinical rotation teaching occurs. TVFS provides high quality individual animal care, herd health, production medicine, and reproductive services for small ruminants (2500/year), camelids (400/year), dairy and beef cattle (2,000 calls/50,000 animals), horses (2500/year), and pigs (300/year). TVFS is currently composed of eight clinicians and one intern. Specialized equipment available includes digital radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, and assisted reproduction equipment. A haul-in with stalls and an ability to support minor surgeries is available at the clinic in Woodstock, CT. Easy referral for advanced medical and surgical care is available at the Hospital for Large Animals in N. Grafton, MA. The Hospital for Large Animals has a full range of board specialists.
Minimum requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent, with a minimum of either a relevant internship or 2 years of practice experience, and eligibility for licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Additional practice experience or ABVP certification are considered assets. The ability to achieve USDA accreditation and DEA registration is required. A successful candidate would be able to meet the needs of both production and companion large animal clientele. Rotational participation in the emergency call schedule for all species seen at TVFS is required. Call is shared amongst all clinicians and includes serving as a back-up for the intern. Excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for teaching are required. Previous formal or informal teaching experience in an academic or practice setting is considered an asset. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin April 30th, 2023 and the search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical interests and experience, teaching experience, and research or scholarly interests. 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 five references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/122753). For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Julia Wilkinson at Julia.Wilkinson@tufts.edu . Start date is negotiable, but a start date prior to September is preferred.
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. The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology and Tufts Veterinary Field Service are located in Woodstock, CT. There is a regional rail service stop adjacent to the main campus and easy access to cultural and sporting events. The main campus and Woodstock are short drives 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.