Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs

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Posting Number F0198P Working Title Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs Department Vet Med Dean Office About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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 (

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 04/01/2019 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 10/15/2018 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Each application should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter, and contact information for three references. Additionally, applicants should arrange for the submission of a minimum of three letters of reference to [email protected] Deadline for receipt of applications for full consideration is December 17, 2018. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Keith Harris, chair of the search committee, to [email protected]

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

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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Classification Title ASSOC DEAN ACADEMIC Pay Grade FLSA Faculty Rank Professor Contract Type Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine ( 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 ( 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 CFR part 121 and 7 CFR part 331 that includes Tier 1 agents.

Additional Requirements

Requirements for the position include a DVM (or equivalent) or PhD degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate veterinary/biomedical field

Candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment, as appropriate for the position’s duties. Candidates must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their field, as well as the likelihood of maintaining that stature.

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Desirable qualifications include at least one year of previous administrative experience including management of personnel and budgets, and six months experience in development of graduate programs.

Preference will be given to applicants with a proven record of intramural and/or extramural funding.

Highly qualified applicants will possess a strong record of academic leadership, scholarship, strong communication and leadership skills, and evidence of active participation in graduate teaching and research.

Physical Demands Does this position have financial responsibilities? 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? 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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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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    Posted: 2/9/2019
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