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ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR in Emergency and Critical Care

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
North Grafton, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist, Residency Trained
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Details

Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency and Critical Care

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time assistant clinical professor in emergency and critical care (ECC). The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and supervising veterinary students and house officers; providing advanced referral and specialty medical care; and engaging in scholarship.  In addition to clinical rotation teaching, formal instruction in the DVM program and for house officers is expected, and there are opportunities for pedagogical innovation and leadership associated with the current curriculum revision. This position is on the continuous term (tenure-equivalent) track.

The selected candidate will join seven other ACVECC Diplomates, 12 residents, and 15 rotating interns who provide care in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA). The ECC program supports an emergency service that receives approximately 15,000 cases each year and an adjacent ICU that houses approximately 2,000 critically ill patients per year. Services are provided 24 hours/7 days a week. We are an open ICU and collaborate with our colleagues in other specialty services to provide the highest quality patient care. Three faculty are on service each day. One covers the ICU, one covers the ER, and one comes in mid afternoon for a faculty swing shift. Weekends are overseen by one ECC faculty member on a rotational basis. The ECC team works collaboratively to foster a stimulating and innovative clinical environment.


An established Clinical Trials Office broadly coordinates ongoing active investigations and evaluations of new therapies, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Additional features include ACVECC Veterinary Trauma Center Level 1 designation, VECCS Level 1 Facility certification, a dialysis service, a 1.5T MRI, helical multi-slice CT (being upgraded to 160-slice), fully equipped nuclear medicine suite, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, laparoscopy/arthroscopy, interventional radiology suite, minimally invasive procedures service, and a Varian linear accelerator with cone beam CT, a multi-leaf collimator and stereotactic radiotherapy.

This position requires at least 30 weeks of assigned clinical time (including evenings and weekends).  The remaining activities are allocated depending on the interests of the candidate, with 3 – 6 weeks for service-related activities, 5 – 10 weeks for research and scholarly activity, and 5 – 8 weeks for off-clinic teaching. Vacation and university time off is 5 weeks.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a DVM (or equivalent) degree and must have completed an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) or European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC) approved residency prior to the start date.  The position requires certification by ACVECC or ECVECC, with certification being achieved prior to or no later than two years after the initial hire date. Preference will be given to individuals who hold ACVECC or ECVECC board certification and who have post-residency clinical experience. Evidence of collegiality is required. The ability to excel in clinical and didactic teaching is expected, as is a demonstration of pursuit of scholarly activity appropriate for a clinical track position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin on July 1. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical and research experience 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


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.

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