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

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking highly motivated diagnostic anatomic pathology faculty to support our diagnostic pathology and teaching missions.  We seek applicants who are successful educators with the ability and desire to mentor residents and DVM students in the art of the necropsy, exhibit strong diagnostic skills, have the ability to interpret samples from a variety of species, and can work closely with and support the clinicians in our hospitals and clinics. Positions may be at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor in the clinical track.

The veterinary diagnostic laboratory manages a robust anatomic pathology caseload consisting of primarily dogs, cats, exotics and zoologic species, lesser numbers of horses, alpacas, and small ruminants originating primarily from our academic hospitals and clinics. Our service also has access to wild animals through our wildlife clinic. The diagnostic anatomic pathology laboratory processes approximately 2,300 biopsies and 550 necropsies per year.  With cases coming from both primary and tertiary care facilities, we see a rich diversity of cases, both common and unique, providing ample teaching resources and supporting research and scholarly activity.  Time devoted to diagnostic responsibilities would be expected to range from 26 – 35 weeks, depending on teaching responsibilities.

Teaching opportunities occur across the four years of the DVM program and includes small group, classroom, clinical skills, and fourth year diagnostic rotations. The service supports 3 anatomic pathology residents, and faculty expected to assist in the supervision and training of our residents.

Clinical track faculty members are expected to engage in sufficient research and scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline. For individuals with the appropriate interests and expertise, opportunities for engagement in independent and collaborative research are available.  Typically, 5 – 10 weeks will be available for research and scholarly activity for faculty in the clinical track, depending on the interests of the faculty member.


Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing their qualifications, teaching experience, scholarly interests, and reasons for applying for the position.  The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided.  Please address your strengths and experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter.

Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio (  Application review will begin September 30, 3021 and continue until the positions are filled. The position start date is negotiable, but start dates prior to January 1, 2022 are preferred.  Please direct any questions to interim department chair Dr. Joyce Knoll 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/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. 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