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Head, Department of Population Health

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, US
Closing date
Aug 27, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Information

Classification Title Department Chair/Head AC FLSA Faculty Rank Professor Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications

PhD, DVM or equivalent degree.

Position Summary

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.

Additional Requirements

Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here:

Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at:

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.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV
* Cover Letter
* List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

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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.

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