Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Location: North Grafton, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a third full-time assistant clinical professor in neurology. This position is eligible for appointment with continuous term (tenure-equivalent). We seek an enthusiastic team-oriented faculty member who will provide outstanding advanced care in neurology for patients and service to our clients and referring veterinarians, as well as contribute to excellence in teaching in the DVM student and house officer training programs.
The neurology service provides care in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) and the Hospital for Large Animals (HLA) on the Grafton campus. The FHSA and HLA are fully equipped multi-specialty teaching hospitals, offering referral services and 24/7 emergency care. The FHSA caseload is primarily dogs, cats, and exotic species, with approximately 35,000 cases per year. The neurology caseload typically consists of referral cases and animals admitted by the emergency service in the FHSA for neurologic emergencies. Clinical service at Cummings School includes shared back up on-call for the neurology residents who consult on emergency cases during nights and weekends. Neurosurgery on-call is shared with Orthopedic Surgery.
The neurology service is supported by outstanding radiology, critical care (24 hours), oncology, medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, anesthesia, and orthopedic surgery services. Available state-of-the-art equipment includes a linear accelerator, Toshiba 16 slice helical CT ( a 160 slice Aquilion Exceed LB™is being installed), 3.0 Tesla MRI, fluoroscopy, scintigraphy, Codman ICP express and electrodiagnostic equipment for muscle and nerve testing including EEG.
Faculty are expected to assist with specialty board review sessions, journal club, and other aspects of resident training, including supervision of resident research projects. Clinical faculty are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain current in the discipline. There are many opportunities to develop independent or collaborative research projects with faculty on this campus or with researchers on other Tufts campuses and within the New England medical community.
Clinical track faculty typically devote approximately 30 weeks (~60%) to clinical activity, ~5 - 8 weeks to scholarly activity, ~5 - 8 weeks to teaching, and ~4 to administrative serve. Clinical faculty are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain current in the field. There are many opportunities to develop independent or collaborative research projects with faculty on this campus or with researchers on other Tufts campuses and within the New England medical community. All scholarly activity is valued in the school’s promotions process. The remainder of the time is available as vacation and university time off (five weeks).
Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency program in Neurology meeting the requirements of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Neurology specialty, or a similar specialty organization, is mandatory. Board certification in neurology (ACVIM- Neurology or European College of Veterinary Neurology) is required at, or no later than two years following, the date of hire. Competency in neurosurgery is a requirement. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels is expected. Experience and interest in research relevant to the strengths of the department or the school are considered assets. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin November 15th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. 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 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 references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link (https://apply.interfolio.com/134256). 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. Tufts University offers excellent benefits. Details can be found on the AccessTufts website.
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