The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking up to two highly motivated veterinary anatomic pathologists to join a rebuilding group of academic diagnosticians. 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. We are hoping to recruit both an early career and mid-career anatomic pathologist who would join Cummings School at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, depending on level of experience.
The pathology service manages a robust caseload consisting of primarily dogs, cats, lesser numbers of horses, alpacas, and small ruminants, as well as a variety of exotic species from our Zoo Med service, our Wildlife Clinic and occasional animals from surrounding zoos and animal parks. The section processes approximately 2,300 biopsies per year 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 the basis for a wide variety of research projects.
The successful applicants would be part of a group of four anatomic pathologist with diagnostic responsibilities. All pathology faculty members are expected to contribute to diagnostic activities and to engage in teaching didactic courses, laboratories, and rotations. Diagnostic activity will be distributed amongst the anatomic pathologists and is expected to require up to a 60% commitment.
All faculty members are expected to engage in sufficient 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. Cummings School has expertise in infectious diseases (including BSL3 agents and SARS-CoV-2), neurosciences, comparative oncology, cardiovascular health, nutrition, and is developing a comparative pathology core.
Tufts University is dedicated to the work needed to become an anti-racist institution. At the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, we are committed to building a community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all groups. Faculty, staff, and students work together to promote a culture where all are empowered to reach their full potential. We are actively seeking a leader who will contribute to these important efforts.
Candidates must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and be certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or European College of Veterinary Pathologists in veterinary anatomic pathology. Experience and expertise in diagnostic biopsy and necropsy service are necessary. The candidate should have the ability to multitask in an academic environment and manage a robust necropsy and biopsy caseload, and have an attitude focused on meeting the needs of clinicians. They should also have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching, possess effective communication skills, and have demonstrated ability to work in a team. For candidates with a strong interest in research, a PhD would be considered an asset. The specific expectations will depend on the appointment rank and the track. Appointment may be made in the clinical professor track for individuals with a strong diagnostic and teaching interest. Individuals with a strong research interest may be appointment in the professor track. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits package; up to $5,000 toward relocation
About Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Cummings School faculty advance science, improve patient care and most importantly assure that our students approach the veterinary profession with knowledge-filled, open minds, and the drive to make a difference in the world.
Our academic teaching hospitals and clinics that comprise Cummings Veterinary Medical Center offer our students high quality, hands-on clinical learning opportunities and offer our patients an opportunity to receive high-caliber, advanced and specialty veterinary care.
The Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center treats more than 80,000 patients a year including small companion animals, exotic pets, horses, farm animals, or sick and injured wildlife creatures. We train and engage future veterinarians and advance the field of veterinary medicine through integrated clinical research programs. Our students are exposed to and often work alongside faculty members who engage in some of the latest research and leading-edge treatments. In addition, our students train in our Hospital for Large Animals, the Tufts Veterinary Field Service in Woodstock CT, and in the Tufts Wildlife Clinic.
Located in North Grafton, Massachus...etts; our 594-acre campus is just 30 miles west of the city of Boston. Our students can take advantage of the area’s internationally renowned teaching hospitals and biomedical research centers, as well as join in the vibrant atmosphere of more than 300,000 college students living, learning, and growing together.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has helped more than 2,000 graduates establish successful careers in a variety of fields, ranging from clinical practice and biomedical research to pioneering positions in international medicine, conservation medicine, and public health.