Faculty Position in Large Animal Internal Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Location: North Grafton, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent
The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in large animal internal medicine (LAIM) at the assistant or associate professor level in the clinical or continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track, depending on the interests and strengths of the applicant. The successful applicant is expected to provide advanced internal medicine care in the Hospital for Large Animal (HLA), contribute to pre-clinical and clinical teaching in the DVM program, to mentor residents and interns, and to engage in research and scholarly activity. Current research strengths in LAIM include respiratory medicine, clinical pharmacology, and critical care medicine. School research strengths include infectious disease and global health, clinical and translation research, neurosciences and mental health, and animals, humans, and societal impact.
The HLA (https://vetmed.tufts.edu/hospital-large-animals) is a full-service hospital with an annual caseload of approximately 2000 cases. Competition and pleasure horses are the majority of the caseload (85%), with the remaining caseload primarily comprised of small ruminants, camelids, and companion swine. A field service unit provides ambulatory and food animal service 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 LAIM service is currently composed of two full-time and two part-time 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 one intern and three 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. Clinical service includes after-hours backup for an emergency clinician, interns and residents on nights and weekends as part of a faculty rotation.
Other HLA specialty services include General Surgery, Ultrasound, and Equine Sports Medicine. The HLA is supported by outstanding radiology, ultrasound, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology services. Sophisticated diagnostic facilities include a pulmonary function laboratory, endoscopy, gastroscopy, ultrasonography, computed tomography, 3T MRI, nuclear imaging, high-speed treadmill analysis with endoscopy, a comprehensive veterinary diagnostic laboratory, a state-?of-?the-? art isolation unit, and an indoor sport-medicine arena.
The distribution of activities for the position is dependent on appointment rank and track, typically ranging from 4-8 weeks for classroom and laboratory teaching, 4 – 15 weeks for research and scholarly activity, 24 – 35 weeks for clinical activity, and 4 – 8 weeks for administrative service. Vacation and university time off is 5 weeks. Clinical 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. Continuous term 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.
Qualifications: 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. 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.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference for a clinical track position will be given to those with excellent clinical skills and potential to develop a strong clinical reputation. Preference for a continuous 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.
Application procedure: Review of applications will begin January 10th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable, but the position is available as early as March 1, 2022. 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 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 references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link (https://apply.interfolio.com/99634). For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu.
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.
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