Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Veterinary Physiology

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (TCSVM) seeks a motivated individual with strong experience teaching in a health science curriculum, along with the ability to either establish a funded research program or provide clinical service in either veterinary anatomic pathology or veterinary internal medicine (or a subspecialty). The position is offered at a faculty level (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience and is available beginning May 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant is expected to take the lead in teaching veterinary physiology and will work with a team of faculty to develop an integrated first year curriculum in physiology. He/she will also be expected to participate in one or more other missions of the school, such as research in biomedical sciences (neuroscience, reproductive biology, hepatic biology, pathology, etc.) or through participation in clinical service in the Section of Pathology, the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, or the Tufts Large Animal Hospital. The successful candidate must possess effective communication skills and may also participate in residency or graduate student training, working with a number of groups within TCSVM.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are expected to have substantial experience teaching in a health science curriculum, have positive teaching evaluations, and be committed to teaching excellence. Expected qualifications include a PhD or equivalent degree or a DVM, preferably with board certification in veterinary pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathology or European College of Veterinary Pathology, or in a veterinary medicine specialty (e.g. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, or its equivalent). The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should submit (by mail or electronically) a cover letter which states candidate’s career goals; a curriculum vitae, and summary statements of teaching and research interests. Submit the names and contact information, including email addresses of three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to:

Arthur Donohue-Rolfe, PhD
Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536



Tufts University was established in 1852. Tufts University currently has over 9,000 students, including approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 are graduate and professional students. The university contains 1,227 faculty distributed among its 9 schools and across 3 campuses.

The Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM) was founded in 1978, and remains the only veterinary school in the 6-state New England region. TCSVM is organized into four departments: Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Infectious Disease and Global Health, and Environmental and Population Health. Each department is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. In addition to the professional degree program, the school offers 3 stand-alone graduate degrees (Doctor of Biomedical Sciences, Master of Animals and Public Policy, and Master of Conservation Medicine) and 3 master degrees that may be obtained in combination with the DVM degree (Laboratory Animal Medicine, Public Health, and Biomedical Sciences). The school prepares graduates of the professional degree program for a wide range of careers, including clinical veterinary medicine, biomedical research, international medicine, conservation medicine, and public health. The Department of Biomedical Sciences has faculty responsible for large portions of the first and second years of the DVM curriculum, the combined degree programs in Comparative Biomedical Sciences and Laboratory Animal Medicine, the Cummings School PhD program, and the anatomic and clinical pathology programs. A number of faculty members are involved in biomedical research in the areas of neuroscience and reproductive biology and digestive diseases. These research activities are supported, in most part, by extramural grants and contracts from federal and state agencies and biotechnology companies. Services to the small and large animal hospitals are provided by the department's Section of Pathology. Faculty and staff provide biopsy/necropsy and clinical pathology services. The Histology Lab provides biopsy, immunohistochemistry and slide preparation. The Clinical Pathology Laboratory performs diagnostic tests such as hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation tests and urinalysis for Tufts' patients and for research projects. More information about the department is available at

The Cummings School is located on a beautiful campus in North Grafton Massachusetts, about 45 miles from Boston and about 8 miles from Worcester MA. These surrounding communities offer a friendly, suburban to rural living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions. These communities offer a four-season climate, clean air, and good schools.