Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs
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 Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs. The Associate Dean reports directly to, and confers regularly with, the Dean and is a member of the Dean’s Executive Cabinet and Administrative Council of the College. The Associate Dean provides leadership and oversight for the extramural and intramural research programs of the College, promotes research development by working with College faculty to enhance research funding, serves as College liaison with funding agencies, the University of Georgia Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Associate Dean promotes graduate education in the College, oversees graduate faculty appointments and graduate courses, and resolves faculty and student issues related to graduate education.
The Associate Dean serves as the Director of the Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, which is a state-funded budgetary entity with the mission to conduct research and provide scientific training focused on the improvement of animal and human health through the elimination of animal diseases affecting the citizens of Georgia and Georgia’s livestock and poultry industries. Administrative responsibilities involve managing and coordinating research resources, and setting animal health research priorities.
The Associate Dean is the responsible college administrator for the Animal Health Research Center (AHRC). The AHRC (www.vet.uga.edu/ahrc) is one of the most technologically advanced biocontainment facilities in the United States dedicated to studying a wide variety of infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The University of Georgia has a current certificate of registration from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in accordance with 42 CFR part 73, 9 CFRpart 121 and 7 CFR part 331 that includes Tier 1 agents.