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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 full-time, renewable 2-year fixed-term appointment as an assistant clinical professor in medical oncology in the Harrington Oncology Service. 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. Clinical faculty are expected to engage in sufficient scholarly activity to remain current in the discipline and to assist with ongoing clinical trials. This position will include 35-39 weeks of assigned clinical time, with an additional 8 – 12 weeks available for off-clinic teaching and scholarly activity.

The Harrington Oncology Program at the Cummings School has a robust clinical caseload, excellent student teaching, and house officer training programs. The successful candidate will join an existing team of three medical oncologists who are Diplomates of the ACVIM (Medical Oncology), and one board-certified radiation oncologist (Diplomate of the ACVR) in the Foster Small Animal Hospital.  An established Clinical Trials Office broadly coordinates ongoing active investigations and evaluations of new therapies, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Additional features of the Foster Small Animal Hospital include VECCS Level 1 emergency service, 1.5T MRI, helical multi-slice CT, fully equipped nuclear medicine suite, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, laparoscopy/arthroscopy, interventional radiology suite, and Varian linear accelerator with cone-beam CT, a multi-leaf collimator and stereotactic radiotherapy.

The successful applicant will be responsible for directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students, house officers, and technicians; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients; and recruiting patients for enrollment in ongoing Oncology clinical trials.

Qualifications: Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree.  Completion of a residency program in companion animal medical oncology 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 interest and aptitude in teaching is required.

Application procedure: The position is available June 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin May 15th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical interests, scholarly 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