Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking a chair for the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (formerly the Department of Biomedical Sciences). The department is committed to excellence in its education, research, and diagnostic service missions. Currently carrying out this mission are 18 faculty, 16 staff members, as well as residents, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. Faculty members teach basic and diagnostic sciences across the DVM curriculum and within our graduate programs. Federally and privately funded research programs within the department include neuroscience, reproductive biology, and pathology. In addition, faculty provide anatomic and clinical pathology expertise for our academic clinical and research programs, and support our laboratory animal medicine service.
The chair, reporting directly to the dean, will be responsible for leading an inclusive strategic vision for the future growth of the department. The chair is also expected to support the professional development of faculty and staff, and to foster collaborative research within the department and across the University. This individual will manage the department budget and administrative affairs, and work collaboratively with colleagues and senior leadership at the school and university level.
Tufts University is dedicated to the work needed to become an anti-racist institution. At Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, we are committed to building a community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all groups. Faculty, staff, and students work together to promote a culture where all are empowered to reach their full potential. We are actively seeking a leader who will contribute to these important efforts.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, including relevant leadership and administrative experience, and interest in the position. Please address your strengths and experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to leadership, teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names and contact information for five references should be provided. They will only be contacted with your permission. Application review will begin June 1st, 2021. The position start date is negotiable.
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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Candidates must possess a DVM, or equivalent degree, and/or a PhD, and have an academic background that aligns with the strengths of the department, with demonstrated academic leadership experience and an understanding of the research and academic diagnostic environments. For holders of a DVM degree, a PhD or board certification will be considered an asset. The successful applicant will have administrative and management skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong record of scholarly activities, and a demonstrated ability to mentor DVM students and advanced trainees. Experience in promoting diversity/inclusion and a demonstrated ability to work with others and build a collegial team atmosphere are essential. Academic rank, expected to be either an associate or full professor, and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Current benefits include 4 weeks of vacation, paid sick time, generous institutional contributions toward retirement, with no matching requirement, health insurance, disability insurance, dental insurance and other programs. The scale of some benefits, e.g., institutional contributions to your retirement fund, is tied to your base salary. The terms may vary from year to year. To review the benefit plans offered to eligible new hires, please visit the benefits pages in Access Tufts at https://access.tufts.edu/core-benefits.
About Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Cummings School faculty advance science, improve patient care and most importantly assure that our students approach the veterinary profession with knowledge-filled, open minds, and the drive to make a difference in the world.
Our academic teaching hospitals and clinics that comprise Cummings Veterinary Medical Center offer our students high quality, hands-on clinical learning opportunities and offer our patients an opportunity to receive high-caliber, advanced and specialty veterinary care.
The Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center treats more than 80,000 patients a year including small companion animals, exotic pets, horses, farm animals, or sick and injured wildlife creatures. We train and engage future veterinarians and advance the field of veterinary medicine through integrated clinical research programs. Our students are exposed to and often work alongside faculty members who engage in some of the latest research and leading-edge treatments. In addition, our students train in our Hospital for Large Animals, the Tufts Veterinary Field Service in Woodstock CT, and in the Tufts Wildlife Clinic.
Located in North Grafton, Massachus...etts; our 594-acre campus is just 30 miles west of the city of Boston. Our students can take advantage of the area’s internationally renowned teaching hospitals and biomedical research centers, as well as join in the vibrant atmosphere of more than 300,000 college students living, learning, and growing together.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has helped more than 2,000 graduates establish successful careers in a variety of fields, ranging from clinical practice and biomedical research to pioneering positions in international medicine, conservation medicine, and public health.