Director for the Professional DVM Program in Veterinary Medicine
South Dakota State University
Location: BROOKINGS, South Dakota
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Commensurate with qualifications.
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department (VBSD) at South Dakota State University invites applications for a Director of the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM) within the VBSD. This position will establish, maintain, and develop the joint South Dakota State University/University of Minnesota PPVM. The program leads to the DVM Degree (focus on Rural Health) between South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine (UMN CVM). This program started in the fall of 2021 with its first cohort of 20 students. The second cohort of 20 students will enter in the fall of 2022 for a cohort of 40 veterinary students within the first and second years of an accredited veterinary curriculum whose outcomes are aligned with the UMN CVM. This is a 12-month Faculty based on the candidate meeting the minimum qualifications; academic experience and service; and qualifications as outlined in the Departmental, College, and University standards.
The position will provide supervision, coordination, and communication for the PPVM. (~65% time) by
Supervising and providing assistance, support, and advice to the veterinary program faculty, veterinary students, any assistants and coordinators for the PPVM, committees, marketing, and development groups.
Developing policies, procedures, reporting, and tracking of information including overseeing thearchiving and reporting of relevant information for interim reports, creation of necessary self-study materials and, preparation and implementation of periodic site visits for the AVMA COE accreditation.
Receiving and addressing communications and inquiries concerning admissions and resources provided by the PPVM.
Working as part of the PPVM Development Committee to create a marketing plan for fundraising for scholarships and other needs for the program.
Acting as the program liaison between DVM students and administrators, faculty and staff at SDSU and the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, AAVMC and AVMA Council of Education.
Developing and implementing strategy for pre-veterinary student advising and recruitment for the PPVM. The Director and coordinators will provide pre-veterinary advising and recruitment.
Promoting integration of SDSU and UMN students in conjunction with UMN 2+2 Coordinators.
Providing educational oversight for teaching sites in conjunction with Animal Science Faculty responsible for those facilities to ensure educational, safety, and animal use issues are being managed.
Acting as the professional liaison with organized veterinary medicine (e.g. SDVMA, AVMA, AABP) for the PPVM.
Coordinating and assisting with research and diagnostics to further the goals and harmonize the activities of the laboratory, department, and PPVM programs. Assisting in hiring and evaluation of Faculty for those with teaching responsibilities.
In addition, the position will develop and teach specific courses in the area of specialization of the candidate and/or others as needed for the PPVM (~30% time); and provide administrative support to the Department Head for departmental graduate and undergraduate academic programs (~5% time).
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. In addition, an advanced degree or Board Certification by date of application;
Demonstrated experience in administration or teaching within a veterinary or medical related department, college or university;
Highly effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.
Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be authorized to work in the United States.
Preference will be given to Associate and full professors having a strong knowledge of agriculture and food animal production systems with experience in:
developing policies, procedures, reporting, and tracking of information;
leadership and supervising Faculty;
teaching veterinarians, veterinary students, or medical students and the development of medically related curriculum;
public relations which could include website development and other communication venues for the general public;
obtaining extramural funding through grants and fundraising;
writing broadly collaborative grants and publications.