The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences. Applicants must hold both DVM and Ph.D. (or equivalent) degrees and be qualified for an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The Department seeks a highly motivated and accomplished leader to oversee research, teaching (undergraduate and graduate levels), graduate student mentoring (MS and PhD), and operations of the University of Wyoming Biocontainment Facility. The Head of the Veterinary Sciences Department will provide a strategic vision and guide the Department to the next level of excellence as it increases the number of graduating students, hires new faculty, and expands programs in animal health and disease through the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and the Wildlife-Livestock Health Center.
The department (http://www.uwyo.edu/vetsci) has a vibrant teaching program for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students including courses in animal health, disease, and genomics. The Pre-Veterinary Mentoring Center is coordinated through the Department to guide undergraduate students in preparation for application to veterinary school. The Department of Veterinary Sciences’ research and service focuses on scientific investigation of the biology of disease in animals and provides intersections with human and environmental health. The main geographic focus is Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. Current research strengths in the department include infectious diseases of wildlife and livestock and population health and genomics of various host species.
Review of applications will begin January 13, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered please complete the online application (see link below), and submit 1) letter of application outlining qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) one-page statement of vision for departmental leadership, 4) two-page statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, and 5) at least four professional references with current contact information.
You may contact search committee member, Dr. Holly Ernest by email or telephone (307) 766-9925.
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research, and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many research disciplines and the community provides the advantages of a major university. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers outstanding recreational opportunities with close proximity to Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine. For more information about the region,
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About University of Wyoming, Department of Veterinary Sciences
At the University of Wyoming we honor our heritage as the state’s flagship and land-grant university by providing accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; the communication and application of knowledge; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical and natural resources.. The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.