Head, Department of Pathology and Executive Director of the UGA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

Location
Athens
Posted
May 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: 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. The successful applicant will join a team of 28 faculty members (including 21 veterinary pathologists), as well as residents, research scientists, graduate students, and research technicians. Research interests in the department are diverse and include the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diseases of food-producing, companion, avian, laboratory, wild, and aquatic animals; genomics and proteomics; animal models of human disease; tumor pathobiology; neuropathogenesis of rabies; soft tissue physiology and repair; and emergency preparedness. Additionally, the department and diagnostic laboratories develop and provide diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology services to internal and external clients. University resources such as the high containment Animal Health Research Center (www.vet.uga.edu/ahrc), Center for Vaccines and Immunology (http://vet.uga.edu/cvi), Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences (www.ovpr.uga.edu/coverdell/), Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (www.biomed.uga.edu/), the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (www.ccrc.uga.edu/), Center for Food Safety (www.ugacfs.org/), as well as the Office of Research Services (http://www.ors.uga.edu/) provide access to state of the art facilities and research support services. Participation in the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (http://georgiactsa.org/) and proximity to and ongoing departmental interactions with nearby facilities such as the Centers for Disease Control, Yerkes Primate Center, Atlanta Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, USDA-ARS laboratories, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Laboratories, and UGA Medical Partnership ensure a broad range of collaborative possibilities. 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. 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. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a vibrant community of 124,000 located in the wooded Piedmont hills of northeast Georgia. Offering the amenities of a cosmopolitan city, the surrounding area also offers a wide variety of lifestyle choices. Athens is located one hour from Atlanta and its international airport, two hours from the Appalachian Trail, and four hours from the Atlantic coast. 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/xxxx. Please address questions regarding the position to Dr. Spencer Johnston, search committee chairperson, by email (spencerj@uga.edu) or telephone (706-542-6484). Applications received by June 15, 2018 will receive fullest consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community) 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 (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications: 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 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.

Salary:

Faculty Rank: Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Tenured

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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