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Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Success

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 521024
Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Executive/Director/Management
Department:28011100 - VM-DEAN

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Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announces a search for an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Success. The Assistant Dean position will be a 1.0 FTE with 75% administrative duties and 25% academic assignment (teaching, research, clinical) will serve as the primary point of contact for handling non-academic issues for professional veterinary students, manage the veterinary admissions process with the Assistant Director of Admissions, and will oversee the awards and scholarship process. Areas of primary responsibility will include (1) serving as primary contact person for student counseling resources, emergencies and (un)planned student absences, (2) coordination of veterinary admissions process (3) Chair awards and scholarship committee and distribute scholarship funds in coordination with the student financial aid coordinator (4) Oversight of student clubs (5) Participation in student faculty communications committee (6) Oversight of first year student orientation with assistance of the admissions team (7) assistance with selected other professional student functions, including senior exit interviews.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrates oral and written communication skills that are clear and constructive.
  • Has ability to participate as a team member fostering collaborative decision making among committees, teams or work groups of diverse composition.
  • Ability to develop and encourage effective working relationships between veterinary students, faculty and staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of the integrated professional, technical and administrative principles and procedures of veterinary education
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and supportive environment for veterinary students
  • Ability to provide clinical guidance and leadership to professional students
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short-and long-range goals

The successful candidate will have an academic appointment as Associate Professor or Professor (Clinical or Tenure Track as appropriate). The incumbent in this position will report to the department Chair for their faculty assignment and the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (ADASA) for the Assistant Dean assignment. The annual evaluation will be completed by the ADASA on the performance of the administrative duties with input from the department chair on their faculty assignment.

Expected Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Essential Qualifications: DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign veterinary degree plus at least six years academic experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to veterinary students, staff and faculty, demonstrated leadership potential, understanding of admissions process, and proficient with MS Excel (preferred, but not required).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant is required. The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description. Applications for requisition number 521024 and supporting documents must be submitted online.

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee to Dr. Pamela Ginn ([email protected]) or Dr. Dianne McFarlane ([email protected]).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Applications will start to be reviewed on April 15, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No.

Advertised: 20 Apr 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 May 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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