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  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Track
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking highly motivated diagnostic anatomic pathology faculty to support our diagnostic pathology and teaching missions. We seek applicants who are successful educators with the ability and desire to mentor residents and DVM students in the art of the necropsy, exhibit strong diagnostic skills, have the ability to interpret samples from a variety of species, and can work closely with and support the clinicians in our hospitals and clinics. Positions may be at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor in the clinical track.

    The veterinary diagnostic laboratory manages a robust anatomic pathology caseload consisting of primarily dogs, cats, exotics and zoologic species, lesser numbers of horses, alpacas, and small ruminants originating primarily from our academic hospitals and clinics. Our service also has access to wild animals through our wildlife clinic. The diagnostic anatomic pathology laboratory processes approximately 2,300 biopsies and 550 necropsies per year. With cases coming from both primary and tertiary care facilities, we see a rich diversity of cases, both common and unique, providing ample teaching resources and supporting research and scholarly activity.

    Teaching opportunities occur across the four years of the DVM program and includes small group, classroom, clinical skills, and fourth year diagnostic rotations. The service supports 3 anatomic pathology residents, and faculty are expected to assist in the supervision and training of our residents.

    Clinical track faculty members are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline. For individuals with the appropriate interests and expertise, opportunities for engagement in independent and collaborative research are available. Collaboration with clinicians to support clinic research is expected as part of the diagnostic service responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Time devoted to diagnostic responsibilities would be expected to range from 25 - 35 weeks, depending on teaching and research responsibilities. This includes evaluation of surgical biopsy specimens and participation in the necropsy service on a rotating basis.
    - Assist in training pathology residents and veterinary students.
    - Participate in department rounds and continuing education.
    - Scholarly activity is expected, with a time allocation between 5-10 weeks, depending on the interests of the faculty member.

    - DVM/VMD or equivalent degree.
    - Board certified in veterinary anatomic pathology ACVP or ECVP.
    - Demonstrated expertise in diagnostic biopsy and necropsy service, with demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders and support clinical care
    - Excellence in teaching
    - Demonstrated success in collaborative or independent research and scholarly activity commensurate with the time available are expected. A PhD or equivalent degree would be considered an asset.
    - Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    - A collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service.
    - Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience, and appointments at the assistant professor level for promising candidates would also be considered.

    Application Instructions
    Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications and experience, including diagnostic experience, teaching experience, and research interests, and their reasons for applying for the position. 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 three (assistant or associate professor) to five (full professor) references should be provided.

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    Application review will begin on September 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position start date is negotiable, with a start date in January 2022 preferred. Direct any questions to the interim department chair, Dr. Joyce Knoll at


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