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

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant or associate clinical professor in nutrition. We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented faculty member who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service to our inpatients and outpatients, as well as to referring veterinarians. A commitment to student learning and house officer training is expected.

The primary responsibilities are provision of clinical nutrition consultation and clinical teaching. The Nutrition Service operates primarily within the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, but also serves the Hospital for Large Animals and has ample opportunities for growth in inpatient consultations, outpatient appointments, and remote consultations with referring veterinarians and pet owners. Didactic, laboratory and small group nutrition teaching for veterinary students are also responsibilities of this position.

Clinical faculty are expected to engage in sufficient scholarly activity to remain current in the discipline. There are opportunities for engagement in clinical trials and for collaborations with researchers on all three campuses of Tufts University, including the Cummings School’s Clinical Trials Office, Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, as well as at other regional academic institutions.

This position will include 26 weeks of assigned clinical activity, with an additional 21 weeks available for off-clinic teaching, research and scholarly activity, and administrative service.

Qualifications: Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree.  Completion of a residency program in small animal or comparative veterinary nutrition approved by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition 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 clinical service and teaching is required. Experience in research and scholarly activity is considered an asset. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application procedure: The position is available December 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin October 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.  Please address your strengths/experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided.    Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio ( ). 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 available close to campus 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