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Director, Center for Vaccines and Immunology

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Director, Center for Vaccines and Immunology


VetMed-Infectious Diseases

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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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 (

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The application packet should include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s credentials and experience and meet the needs, responsibilities and qualifications stated above, a current Curriculum vitae; and contact information for three referees. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths/experiences in the areas as it relates to instruction, research and/or services in their cover letter. Inquiries can be directed to Dean Lisa Kay Nolan at or Dr. Sharron Quisenberry, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty and Graduate Affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine at

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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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Fiscal (12 mo.)

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Minimum Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of Director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunology. The Center conducts basic, applied and clinical research to better understand the pathogenesis of disease and to apply this knowledge to more effectively treat and prevent disease. The Center’s mission is to develop innovative approaches disease prevention, including novel vaccines and biologics targeting diseases of One Health importance.

The Director reports to the UGA CVM Dean and serves on the College’s Administrative Council. The Director in collaboration with the Center membership provides overall direction and scientific leadership to the Center’s activities. Key responsibilities of the position include overseeing strategic planning development, including prioritizing the Center’s goals and objectives; promoting high quality collaborative research and advancing the scientific exchange of information within the College, University and scientific and medical communities at large; developing, directing, coordinating or assisting with the Center’s translational and clinical research programs; clinical trial protocol development, design and analysis and regulatory compliance and basic and translational immunobiology research; and development and deployment of novel high throughput automated immunoassays. The Director oversees program operations, including personnel, financial and administrative management.
Along with the primary responsibility of leading the Center and its team of faculty and staff, the successful candidate is also expected to establish their own cutting-edge independent research program.

Additional Requirements:

The candidate must have the credentials for appointment at the level of tenured professor in one of the College’s seven departments.

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

Demonstrated success in managing complex budgets and administrative management and dedication to the creation of a diverse workplace. The successful candidate will have a strong record of achievement and scientific productivity in an area related to immunology and/or vaccinology and graduate education.

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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.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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