Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full time clinical-track faculty position in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation at the assistant professor level. Requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent and board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and board certification or eligibility with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). Preference will be given to individuals with advanced skills in ultrasonography, as well as proficiency in equine orthopedic and respiratory surgery. Clinical service includes rotating on-call emergency duty during nights and weekends. A flexible workweek that includes weekend hours will also be considered for this position (negotiable). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position has a 90% time allocation to clinical service and the selected candidate is expected to develop his/her own caseload within the recently enhanced Sports Medicine Service.

The Sports Medicine Service at the Tufts University Veterinary Medical Center in North Grafton, Massachusetts has a high clinical caseload and fully equipped operating rooms with access to the latest diagnostic modalities including digital radiography, advanced ultrasound equipment, nuclear scintigraphy, 1.5 T high field MRI, 16 slice helical CT, as well as resting and dynamic endoscopy. This service currently includes two ACVS board-certified surgeons (one is also board-certified by the ACVSMR), two technicians, and a veterinary assistant. The Sports Medicine Service works closely with a dedicated large animal ultrasound service operated by two experienced clinicians and a veterinary assistant. The caseload consists primarily of English sport horses, as well as racehorses, pleasure horses and horses from other disciplines.

In addition, the Hospital for Large Animals has a General Diagnostic and Surgical Service that includes three board-certified surgeons, two residents, one intern, and two technicians. Provision of excellent clinical service, teaching of students, mentoring of house officers and clinical research are the strengths and priorities of both services.

The position will be available on February 1, 2014, and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should include a letter of intent outlining their interests, experience, and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names of 3 professional references to:

Please send a letter outlining your experience, qualifications and special interests to:

Dr. Nicholas Frank
Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Frank at (508) 887-4615 or nicholas [dot] frank [at] tufts [dot] edu

Tufts University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.