The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Chair in the newly-formed Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine (CDPM). The Chair will serve as the chief administrative officer of the department and, as such, is expected to provide strong leadership across all facets of the department missions as well as participate selectively in clinical service, research and/or teaching activities that are most closely aligned with the individual’s training and interests. In general, the primary responsibilities for this leadership position include (1) recruitment, mentoring, development, evaluation and promotion of CDPM faculty members; (2) coordination and oversight of major departmental responsibilities, including veterinary student instruction, research and scholarly activities and graduate student education; (3) working collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the UF Veterinary Hospitals to ensure delivery of high-quality clinical service, veterinary student teaching and house officer training in the UF Veterinary Hospitals by CDPM faculty; and (4) overall supervision of department staff, resources and budget. In addition, as a member of the CVM executive leadership team, the Chair serves as the primary departmental liaison with the CVM development team, other UF colleges and academic units within the UF Academic Health Science Center and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as well as the State of Florida.
The new CDPM Chair will join and lead a growing and dynamic department with more than 20 faculty members who have specialty board certifications and diverse research interests that encompass Anatomic Pathology, Anesthesia and Pain Management, Clinical Pathology, Integrative Medicine, Microbiology, Parasitology and Wildlife/Zoological Medicine, as well as other related areas. Department faculty members provide high-quality graduate student training in areas of their individual research expertise with opportunities for collaboration in a vibrant interdisciplinary environment that promotes and supports excellence in research, education and clinical service. The combined UF Veterinary Hospitals support an expanding clinical enterprise with a diverse and robust caseload of more than 30,000 patient visits per year. The hospital supports veterinary student, intern and resident training in nearly all major specialties. The CVM is part of the UF Academic Health Science Center that includes colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health & Health Professions. It is the only academic health science center in the southeast, and one of only three nationally, where all six colleges of health are located on the same campus. The CVM is aligned strategically with the UF Academic Health Science Center and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and has strong ties with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. UF is ranked consistently among the nation’s top universities and is among the top ten public universities ranked by US News & World Report. The campus is located in Gainesville, a vibrant and growing community that has numerous cultural amenities in a setting with great natural beauty (see http://www.visitgainesville.com/arts-culture-history/).
The successful candidate should have a DVM or equivalent degree and be qualified for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. A strong record of research, university instruction, academic clinical service in addition to substantial leadership and organizational skills with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity are required. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.