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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time appointment as an associate or assistant professor in cardiology. The cardiology program at the Cummings School has a robust clinical caseload, excellent student teaching, and house officer training programs and a robust clinical and basic science research program. The successful candidate will develop and sustain an active, externally funding research program, participate in the clinical cardiology service, contribute to student teaching across the DVM program, assist in house officer training and graduate education, develop and sustain an active research program, and provide other service to the school or university.

The selected candidate will join three other ACVIM Cardiology diplomates who provide clinical care in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals.  In addition to the four faculty members, the section supports two cardiology residents who also provide emergency coverage. The cardiology service collaborates with many other specialties in the small and large animal teaching hospitals and enjoys a robust referral base. There is a strong interventional caseload with cardiac catheterization procedures occurring weekly.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research mission of Cummings School. The candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded cardiovascular research program that leverages the rich resources associated with the clinical caseload, as well as the vibrant research community associated with Tufts University, Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute, and the diverse academic and industry entities in the New England Region. Current research strengths include cardio-oncology, pathophysiology of degenerative valvular disease, nutrition, clinical trials, and diagnostic and therapeutic innovations.

Qualifications: Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency program in cardiology approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine by the effective date of appointment is required. Board certification is required at, or no later than two years following, the date of hire. Demonstrated research excellence and potential to establish an externally funded, independent or collaborative research program is required. A PhD in a relevant field is considered an asset. Preference will be given to individuals whose research interests align with strengths at Cummings School and whose research bridges basic and clinical research. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels are required. Rank and appointment will be commensurate with experience.

Application procedure: Review of applications will begin September 30th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, research interests, clinical interests, and teaching experience.  The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided.  Please address your strengths/experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter.  Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link ( For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at

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 is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at  Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at