Head, Department of Population Health
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About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community ( ).
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The application packet should include a cover letter detailing the applicant's credentials and experience and address how this background has prepared the candidate for the position as it relates to instruction, research and/or clinical services; a current Curriculum vitae ; and contact information for three referees.
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the College and the veterinary profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths/experiences in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in their cover letter.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Sharron Quisenberry, search committee chairperson, by email (Sharron.Quisenberry@uga.edu) or telephone (706-542-5734). All applications received on or before October 10, 2022, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Department Chair/Head AC
Fiscal (12 mo.)
PhD, DVM or equivalent degree.
The Department of Population Health of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses a diverse workforce that is dedicated to the betterment of animal health and welfare in support of a sustainable and economically viable food supply. The Department of Population Health encompasses the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Food and Animal Health and Management Program, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and Laboratory Animal Medicine Program. The Department, which is forward-thinking, growing, varied in interests and membership, seeks a visionary and energetic leader, who is an experienced and accomplished academician and educator to serve as its next Department Head. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the department's academic missions in instruction, research and clinical service, including hiring of departmental faculty and staff, promoting the success and career progression of faculty, staff and students, and management of the department's fiscal resources and facilities in compliance with all applicable regulations and policies.
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Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
- An advanced graduate degree (MS or PhD).
- The successful candidate will have a strong record of achievement in scholarly work and professional or graduate education.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
- Evidence of effective leadership skills and dedication to veterinary and graduate student education.
- Demonstrable success in budgetary and administrative management and dedication to the creation of a diverse and inclusive workplace are required.
- Demonstrated success in production animal research or clinical medicine are preferred.
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