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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University seeks a highly motivated and experienced veterinary anatomic pathologist. Cummings School, with changes in the senior leadership, are considering changes in the structure of its departments and service units, including diagnostic services. The successful applicant would be expected to play a leadership role in the anatomic pathology group in planning and executing any changes, and to provide mentorship to junior faculty members.

The pathology service manages a robust caseload consisting of primarily dogs, cats, lesser numbers of horses, alpacas, and small ruminants, as well as a variety of exotic species from our Zoo Med service, our Wildlife Clinic and occasional animals from surrounding zoos and animal parks.  The group takes pride in working well with and supporting all of the hospitals that make up Cummings Veterinary Medical Center.

There are many opportunities to develop collaborative research projects with faculty on this campus or with researchers on other Tufts campuses and within the New England medical community. Cummings School has a robust Clinical Trials program, with emphasis on oncology research, along with strong cardiovascular, dermatology, ophthalmology, and neurology clinical research programs that are supported by diagnostic services. Appointment would be offered at the Associate or Full Professor level, depending on level of experience.


The successful applicant is expected to be a leader in the anatomic pathology group, providing direction and mentoring.  Participation in necropsy and biopsy service, teaching veterinary students and residents, and engagement in independent or collaborative research is expected, with the distribution of activities dependent on the needs of the school and the interests of the applicant.  They will also be responsible for oversight of the veterinary pathology residency program. Additional leadership responsibilities may be possible depending on the interests and qualifications of the individual.


Candidates must possess a DVM or related degree and be certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology or European College of Veterinary Pathology in veterinary anatomic pathology. Experience and expertise in diagnostic biopsy and necropsy service are necessary. Successful applicants must have demonstrated leadership ability; evidence of excellence in teaching; scholarly or research productivity; possess effective communication skills; have demonstrated ability to work in a team; and be able to work with diverse groups of stakeholders. A PhD or equivalent degree would be considered an asset. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.



Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a short letter describing their qualifications, experience and interest in the position, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.  Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio (  Application review will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled. The position start date is negotiable, with a start date of January 1, 2020 possible and preferably no later than July 1, 2020.  Direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Joyce Knoll at 

Massachusetts is a wonderful place to live.   It is a great place to raise kids, with good schools and welcoming communities.  Our beautiful campus is within easy access of historical Boston, as well as a short car ride from both beaches and mountains.

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