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

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking two highly motivated veterinary anatomic pathologists to join our group of academic diagnosticians.  We seek applicants who will be successful educators, with the ability and desire to mentor residents and DVM students in the art of necropsy. The successful applicants will exhibit strong diagnostic skills, be able to interpret samples from a variety of species and will enjoy working closely with clinicians. Appointment will be at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, depending on level of experience.

The pathology service manages a robust caseload consisting primarily of dogs and cats, with smaller numbers of horses, alpacas, small ruminants, exotics, and wildlife. The service processes approximately 2,300 biopsies and 550 necropsies per year.  Our hospitals see a rich diversity of cases, providing ample teaching resources and forming the basis for a wide variety of collaborative research projects.

The successful applicants would be part of a group of four anatomic pathologist with diagnostic responsibilities. All pathology faculty members contribute to diagnostic activities and engage in teaching didactic courses, laboratories, and clinical rotations. Diagnostic activity will be distributed amongst the anatomic pathologists and is expected to require up to a 60% time commitment.

As clinical track faculty appointments, the faculty members will be expected to engage in sufficient scholarly activity to remain at the forefront of their discipline. Opportunities for engagement in independent and collaborative research projects are available.  Please visit to learn more about research at Cummings School.

Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, diagnostic experience, teaching experience, research interests, and interest in the advertised position.  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.  Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio (  Application review will begin February 25th, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Positions can be available immediately. Preferred start dates are prior to August 1, 2021, but start date is negotiable.  Please direct any questions to department chair, Dr. Joyce Knoll, at

Cummings is situated in Grafton, Massachusetts on a 600-acre pastoral campus, forty-five minutes west of Boston and next door to Worcester, the second-largest city in Massachusetts, Worcester. There is easy access to cultural and sporting events, or to outdoor activities.  The campus is a short drive from beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and the delights 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. The regional rail service stop is adjacent to campus.

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