Location: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
Internal Number: 100204
The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant clinical professor in small animal internal medicine, with a special focus on nephrology and urology. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and supervising veterinary students and house officers; providing advanced medical care to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients; and engaging in clinical trials research. In addition to clinical rotation teaching, formal instruction in the DVM program and for house officers is expected. Clinical track faculty are expected to engage in sufficient scholarly activity to remain current in their discipline and to engage with clinical trial research.
The position responsibilities will include 32-35 weeks of assigned clinical activity in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) at the Cummings School, ~5 weeks of formal education activity, ~5 weeks for research and scholarly activity, and ~5 weeks for administrative activity.
We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented clinician who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service to our referring veterinarians. The FHSA has a robust clinical caseload (~35,000 cases/year), excellent student teaching and house officer training programs, and supports clinical research programs. The successful candidate will work with a team of six other ACVIM diplomates. They will share responsibility for a well-established program in extracorporeal renal replacement therapy and endourology. Seven small animal internal medicine residents are trained in extracorporeal therapy and rotate on call with oversight by the nephrology faculty. There are dedicated hemodialysis technicians and a dedicated special procedure technician for interventional procedures.
Additional features of the FHSA include VECCS Level 1 emergency service, a dialysis unit with a Fresenius 2000HT, a prismaflex for CRRT and TPE, a hemoperfusion unit, an interventional radiology suite, two dedicated rooms for medicine special procedures, Olympus and Storz endoscopy, bronchoscopy and cystoscopy scopes with image capturing, a dedicated ultrasound machine, a 1.5T MRI, a helical multi-slice CT, a fully equipped nuclear medicine suite, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, laparoscopy/arthroscopy, and Varian linear accelerator with cone beam CT, a multi-leaf collimator and stereotactic radiotherapy.
Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency program in internal medicine 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 strong interest and aptitude in all aspects of renal replacement therapy and interventional endourology is expected. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels is required. Experience with clinical trials research and an interest in continued engagement in clinical scholarly activity is considered an asset.
Review of applications will begin January 10th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable, but should be no later than September 1, 2022. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical experience and interests (including experience in nephrology and urology), 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 Interfolio ( http://apply.interfolio.com/100204).For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu.
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.
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