Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites nominations and applications for the position of Veterinary Hospital Director. Reporting to the school dean, this individual will be the chief executive officer of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) and the Hospital for Large Animals (HLA), responsible and accountable for the medical and operational excellence of the hospitals. These two hospitals, with a combined operating budget of $30 million, are the school’s core clinical services and essential for enabling quality clinical teaching and productive clinical research. The HLA and the AAHA-accredited FHSA are nationally respected for innovative clinical service, clinical and basic research and quality clinical learning.
Leading a skilled and experienced senior management team, the Hospital Director is responsible for hospital strategic planning and for making and executing tactical decisions regarding successful deployment and management of financial, operational, faculty and staff resources in the hospitals. Cummings School is seeking a collaborative leader with creativity and energy, as well as a solid understanding of the veterinary economy and the challenges involved in operating an excellent, financially sustainable, academic hospital. The Hospital Director will interact closely with the Clinical Sciences Department Chair, together overseeing faculty development and house officer training. The ability to successfully collaborate, and effectively communicate, motivate and delegate are essential.
As a member of the Cummings School’s senior management team, the Director will be integrally involved in developing school strategic policy and will have a significant impact on the education and research missions of the School. A more detailed job description is available upon request.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a short letter describing their qualifications, experience and administrative leadership philosophy, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references. Submit applications electronically through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/62912). The position is available immediately. Application review will begin on August 1 and continue until the position is filled. Projected start date is as soon as possible. For questions, e-mail or call search committee chair, Dr David Lee-Parritz, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Population Health (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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The successful applicant must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree, significant clinical veterinary background with substantial management experience in an academic hospital or large private referral hospital and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. Specialty board certification in a relevant clinical field and/or business management training is desirable. Individuals with prior successful experience in teaching hospital or veterinary private referral hospital administration, including the management of finances, human resources and electronic medical records will receive preference. The successful applicant may also be offered a faculty appointment in the Cummings School, at a rank consistent with their experience.
About Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is the only veterinary school in New England. Our progressive academic programs, high-quality clinical care services, and original research has brought Tufts University national and worldwide acclaim. We offer a four-year professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program, three combined DVM/Masters of Science degree programs, and four stand-alone graduate programs. Furthermore, our distinctive One Health programs focused on infectious disease research, comparative oncology, international medicine, wildlife, conservation medicine and human-animal interactions – help us educate a new breed of One Health graduates.