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Faculty Position in Large Animal Emergency and Internal Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 8, 2024
Title Faculty Position in Large Animal Emergency and Internal Medicine
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
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Large Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment as an assistant professor or assistant clinical professor of large animal internal medicine (LAIM), depending on the interests and strengths of the applicant. This is a continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track position. The successful applicant is expected to provide advanced emergency and internal medicine care in the Hospital for Large Animal (HLA), contribute to pre-clinical and clinical teaching in the DVM program, mentor residents and interns, and engage in research and scholarly activity.

The HLA ( is a full-service hospital with an annual caseload of approximately 2000 cases. Competition and pleasure horses comprise the majority of the caseload (85%), with the remaining caseload consisting primarily of small ruminants, camelids, and companion swine. In addition to internal medicine, specialty services include surgery, ultrasound, and equine sports medicine. The HLA is supported by outstanding diagnostic imaging, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology services. Sophisticated diagnostic facilities include a pulmonary function laboratory, endoscopy, gastroscopy, ultrasonography, new AquilonTM CT with the QalibraTM setup, 3T MRI, nuclear imaging, overground endoscopy, a comprehensive veterinary diagnostic laboratory, a state¬‐of-¬the-¬ art isolation unit, and an indoor sports medicine arena. Cummings School also provides reproductive, equine, small ruminant, and food animal field services in Woodstock, CT.

We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented clinician who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service for our referring veterinarians. The service is currently composed of three LAIM specialists. A full-time technician is dedicated to the service and a team of technicians provides 24-hour medical care to hospitalized animals. Intern and resident training are important components of this position, with four LAIM residents currently enrolled in the program. Daytime medical emergency and intensive care cases presented to the HLA are admitted and managed by the Large Animal Medicine service. A component of this position’s clinical service will include direct supervision of interns and residents on nights and weekends in the management of in-patients and the admission of new cases.

Clinical professor track appointments are weighted to clinical and educational activity, but faculty members are still expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline.  Professor track appointments are intended for faculty members who wish to develop a strong independent or collaborative research program supported by external funding, in addition to excellence in clinical and educational activities. Current research strengths in LAIM include respiratory medicine, clinical pharmacology, and critical care medicine. School research strengths include clinical and translational research, infectious disease and global health, and animals, humans, and societal impact.

The distribution of activities for the position is dependent on appointment track and will include 22 weeks of after-hours emergency service (0.42 clinical FTE), providing direct supervision of interns and residents on nights and weekends in the management of in-patients and the admission of new cases.  Other activities depending on track would include daytime clinics with the LAIM service, research and scholarly activity, classroom and laboratory teaching, and administrative service. The exact distribution of other activities will be determined in consultation with the faculty members. Faculty are initially provided 4 weeks of vacation, plus one week of other time off. The university also recognizes 14-15 other holiday or bonus days.     



Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree.  Completion of a residency program in large animal internal medicine approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine by the effective date of appointment is required. Experience in emergency case management is expected. Board certification is required at, or no later than two-years following, the date of hire. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels is required. Passion for and productivity in clinical research is desirable.


Preference for a clinical professor position will be given to those with excellent clinical skills and potential to develop a strong clinical reputation. Preference for a professor track position will be given to individuals who have the potential or demonstrated ability to develop an independent or collaborative externally funded research program. Experience and interest in research relevant to the strengths of the department or the school are considered an asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 20th. The position is available immediately, but the start date is negotiable. 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/experiences in creating an inclusive environment 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 ( 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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