DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ANIMAL RESOURCES

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Posting Number F0353P Working Title DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ANIMAL RESOURCES Department Research Animal Resources 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

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

College/Unit/Department website https://research.uga.edu/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience Anticipated Start Date 09/01/2019 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 04/22/2019 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by June 5, 2019 will receive full consideration. Qualified applicants may submit application materials on the UGAjobs website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/. For additional information about the position and program, please contact Dr. Christopher King at 706-542-4016 or [email protected] or the UGA Search Group at [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 Open Rank Pay Grade FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.

Position Summary

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move. We are looking for a great veterinarian to lead our growing AAALAC-accredited program. We are seeking applications and nominations to engage a Director for University Research Animal Resources (URAR). UGA URAR supports a broad variety of research activities using diverse species and promotes continuous development of a high quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Research, the Director will provide management, leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for URAR. The Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals and will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of URAR services; ensure the provision of high-quality care to a wide range species; oversee support for research projects; and advise and consult with faculty on research programs. Additionally, the Director will mentor and instruct veterinary students, externs, and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The incumbent must be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University. The research program at UGA is diverse, and includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Ecology, and more. A state-of-the- art high-containment facility for ABSL-3 and ABSL-3Ag research and a nonhuman primate core create a unique opportunity. The Director will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and work closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Care and Use and the IACUC Chair to advance the overall institutional animal care and use program.
This is a tenure track or tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor with faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Additional professional development through collaborations are strongly encouraged and supported.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.

To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field of expertise.

To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment appropriate to their work assignments. 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 an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred candidate will be ACLAM certified and have 5 or more years of clearly demonstrated leadership experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and work cooperatively, with colleagues, URAR professionals, and other stakeholders is critical.

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? No 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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

The Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals and will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of URAR services; ensure the provision of high-quality care to a wide range species; oversee support for research projects; and advise and consult with faculty on research programs. Additionally, the Director will mentor and instruct veterinary students, externs, and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The incumbent must be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University. The research program at UGA is diverse, and includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Ecology, and more. A state-of-the-art high containment facility for ABSL-3 and ABSL-3Ag research and a nonhuman primate core create a unique opportunity. The Director will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and work closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Care and Use and the IACUC Chair to advance the overall institutional animal care and use program.

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