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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a 2-year maximum fixed-term appointment as an assistant clinical professor in emergency and critical care (ECC). This position focuses on clinical activity and clinical teaching within the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented clinician who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service to our referring veterinarians. A commitment to student learning and house officer training is expected.

This position will include 35 – 39 weeks of assigned clinical time (including evenings and weekends), with an additional 9- 12 weeks available for off-clinic teaching and scholarly activity.  The selected candidate is expected to assist with board preparation sessions, journal club, clinical skills laboratories, and communications training.  Participation in service to the school and university is also expected.

Requirements include a DVM degree (or equivalent) and completion of an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) or European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC) approved residency.  Preference will be given to individuals who hold ACVECC/ECVECC board certification and who have post-residency clinical experience.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

Review of applications will start February 15th, 2021 and continue as long as the position is available.  The anticipated start date is between May 1st and July 1st, 2021.  Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link ( Applications must include a letter of intent outlining their qualifications, clinical and teaching experience, clinical and scholarly interests, and their strengths and experiences in diversity and inclusion. A current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three professional references are also required. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Leslie Sharkey, chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at


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