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

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Posting Number F0025P Working Title Head, Department of Pathology and Executive Director of the UGA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 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 09/01/2018 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/12/2018 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please contact Dr. Spencer Johnston, search committee chairperson, by email ([email protected]) or telephone (706-542-6484) if you have any questions.

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 Pay Grade FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track) Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured 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.

Position 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.

Additional Requirements

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.

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

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.

Physical Demands

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

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? 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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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents #1
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
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Posted: 2/9/2019
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