Head, Department of Pathology and Executive Director of the UGA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
June 4, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.uga.edu/) at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a full-time academic position as head of the Department of Pathology and Executive Director of the Athens and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (http://vet.uga.edu/dlab/). We seek individuals with a solid foundation in anatomic or clinical pathology who are effective academic and administrative leaders and have a passion for development of excellence in instruction, diagnostic service, and research. Responsibilities of the department head may include instruction of veterinary and graduate students and residents, provision of diagnostic pathology services to both the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as well as practicing veterinarians through the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, and the pursuit of both basic and applied research. The head is the department’s representative to the College's Administrative Council and interacts with other department heads, laboratory directors, and service chiefs to implement decisions affecting the College. The head is also the department's chief administrative officer with responsibility for the instructional and service programs of the department; is responsible for administrative, budgetary, and promotion decisions; interacts with state and federal government authorities to garner financial support for the diagnostic laboratories; and provides strong leadership in the development of instruction, research and public service. The department head reports directly to the dean and advises the dean on all matters related to the department and diagnostic laboratories.
Qualified applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement that summarizes accomplishments and addresses the administrative challenges of directing academic departments, and (4) the names, mailing addresses, and contact information for three professional references. Please apply at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3781. To ensure consideration, all application materials must be received by June 29, 2018. Please contact Dr. Spencer Johnston, search committee chairperson, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (706-542-6484) if you are submitting application materials after June 29, 2018 or if you have any questions regarding the position.
As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central Human Resources (email@example.com). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Requirements for the position include the DVM (or equivalent) degree; eligible candidates must also have pathology specialty board certification (DACVP or DECVP) or a doctor of philosophy (PhD or equivalent) in pathology or a related field; and experience commensurate with appointment to the rank of professor. Desirable qualifications include previous administrative experience including management of personnel and budgets, and experience with program development in pathology-related instruction, research, and diagnostic or other professional service. Highly qualified applicants will possess a strong record of academic leadership, scholarship, administrative experience, strong communication and leadership skills, and evidence of active participation in pathology teaching, service, or research.
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