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Veterinary Anatomist

Faculty Position in Veterinary Gross Anatomy
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
North Grafton, MA 01536

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University seeks an experienced veterinary anatomist, to team-teach veterinary anatomy (both large and small animal) incorporating developmental anatomy principles to the students in the DVM curriculum. The position is offered at a faculty level (Assistant or Associate) commensurate with their level of experience and is available beginning July 2017.

The faculty at the Cummings School has significant commitments to teaching in both the graduate and DVM professional curricula and participate in several areas of research, including neuroscience, immunology, stem cell, hepatology and infectious diseases.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant is expected to teach veterinary gross anatomy with a team of instructors. This person is expected to work with other course directors to develop an integrated anatomy course. The person is expected to embalm all donated small animal and some large animal carcasses for student dissections, and prepare carefully dissected small and large animal anatomical specimens for use in labs. The balance of the appointment will be filled by contributions to the Cummings School research, departmental service, and/or clinical missions.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have training in and substantial experience teaching veterinary anatomy in the US or Canada, positive teaching evaluations and a commitment to teaching excellence. The individual must be familiar with embalming techniques. A DVM or equivalent degree is preferred, with strong consideration given to candidates who hold a PhD in any of the basic sciences specialties. The successful candidate will have experience in student-centered novel didactic methods and assessment formats, and, ideally, will have a scholarly record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This person must possess effective communication skills and be able to work with diverse groups of stakeholders within the Cummings School.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should submit (by mail or electronically) a cover letter which states candidate’s career goals; a curriculum vitae, and summary statements of teaching and research interests. The names and contact information including email addresses of three (3) professional references are required. Applications should be sent to:

Joyce S. Knoll
Chair, Dept of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Rd.
North Grafton, MA 01536

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