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Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Job no: 677939
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 10046059
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for the position of Director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). The VDL is a premier, state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratory, accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), occupying a modern 152,000 square foot facility at Michigan State University and providing a comprehensive array of diagnostic services including anatomic and clinical pathology, endocrinology, nutrition, toxicology, virology, bacteriology and immunodiagnostics. The diagnostic laboratory is operated by 135 faculty and staff and processes more than 200,000 case submissions annually with an annual budget of $16M. The laboratory offers a comprehensive catalog of tests with more than 750 diagnostic services designed to assist veterinarians, animal owners, public officials and organizations in identifying, tracking and addressing animal and public health concerns.

The Director is expected to uphold and facilitate the VDL mission and vision, including promotion of the standards of excellence within laboratory sections and adherence to AAVLD quality principles. The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership, administrative, management and entrepreneurial skills, in keeping with the VDL commitment to excellence in diagnostic service, research and teaching. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. The successful candidate must be committed to promote an inclusive work environment that welcomes and encourages the diverse workforce that makes VDL successful. The successful candidate will I also interact closely with colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine and University administration, faculty, staff, students as well as clients and the general public and must be an effective spokesperson for the VDL and its programs.

In addition, the successful candidate will represent the VDL in interactions with state agencies such as the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; animal industry groups and agricultural organizations including the National Animal Health Laboratory Network; and other agencies including the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and must have the ability to coordinate activities with national and state associations such as the AAVLD, the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). Finally, experience working with and responding to media inquiries is desirable.The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and serves on the Dean's Cabinet.

This position is a full-time annual appointment in the tenure, health programs or fixed term appointment system. Initial and subsequent appointments as Director are for 5-year terms with academic and administrative review initiated in the 4th year of each term. The Director will hold an Academic Administrator title and the successful candidate is expected to qualify for and hold an appropriate professorial title in an academic department within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -DVM or equivalent veterinary medical deg

Desired Degree

Other -PhD and/or board certification in a labo

Minimum Requirements

The Director must have a DVM degree or equivalent and to satisfy AAVLD accreditation, at least 5 years veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience; and at least 5 years directing/supervising experience. Experience includes regulatory/policy, industry, state/federal and practice management.

Applicants must be licensed or eligible for full or limited (academic institution) licensure in the state of Michigan. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Desired Qualifications

A PhD and/or board certification in a laboratory-related specialty are desirable, as is a demonstrated achievement in research, teaching, diagnostic medicine and/or outreach.

Required Application Materials

(1) a statement of interest outlining special interest in the position, specific strengths and experiences pertinent to the position, and career goals 2) curriculum vitae; 3) diversity and inclusion statement; and 4) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail) of 3 professional references.

Special Instructions

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: (1) a statement of interest outlining special interest in the position, specific strengths and experiences pertinent to the position, and career goals 2) curriculum vitae; 3) diversity and inclusion statement; and 4) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail) of 3 professional references. Qualified applicants wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Rinosh Mani, Search Committee Chair (phone 517-353-9053; e-mail: [email protected]).

Review of Applications Begins On

11/30/2020

Website

www.vdl.msu.edu

Department Statement

The VDL is a premier, state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratory, accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), occupying a modern 152,000 square foot facility at Michigan State University and providing a comprehensive array of diagnostic services including anatomic and clinical pathology, endocrinology, nutrition, toxicology, virology, bacteriology and immunodiagnostics. The diagnostic laboratory is operated by 135 faculty and staff and processes more than 200,000 case submissions annually with an annual budget of $16M. The laboratory offers a comprehensive catalog of tests with more than 750 diagnostic services designed to assist veterinarians, animal owners, public officials and organizations in identifying, tracking and addressing animal and public health concerns.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Oct 30, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 29, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

 

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