The Department of Clinical Sciences in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a strategic leader, experienced academic clinician, and accomplished educator to serve as its Department Head. The Department Head will be responsible for all aspects of the department’s academic mission in research, instruction, and clinical services. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs on issues regarding the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The Department Head is responsible for promoting the success of faculty, staff and students. He/she will exhibit creative leadership and integration for professional veterinary and graduate education (interns, residents, and MS/PhD students), and for faculty development in areas of teaching, research, and clinical services. An important role of the Department Head is to guide faculty through the promotion and tenure process. He/she will be expected to effectively promote collaboration among other departments/colleges of the university and beyond, and to represent the Department to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The Department Head will manage the fiscal resources and facilities of the department and will work with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs to ensure that the Veterinary Teaching Hospital functions effectively to support the College’s academic mission in clinical education, research and outreach.
Required qualifications are the DVM (or equivalent) degree and board certification in a clinical discipline recognized by the AVMA. An advanced graduate degree (MS or PhD), experience as a clinician in a veterinary teaching hospital, and administrative experience are preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong record of achievement in scholarly work, professional/graduate education, effective leadership, and dedication to veterinary education and student success. The candidate will demonstrate accomplishments sufficient to qualify for hire at the rank of tenured Professor. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
Internal Number: P0055F
About Auburn University
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn University is located in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments and on the main campus, including the College of Engineering, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and new MRI Center contribute to the success of Auburn’s orthopedic clini...cal programs. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system and strong medical health facilities. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL are within an easy driving distance and offer a number of diverse personal interest points and travel venues.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.