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The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech seeks a creative and visionary leader for the position of Department Head. The Department embraces a One Health approach as it implements a vision to expand life sciences at Virginia Tech through discovery, learning and service. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. In addition to strong programs in infectious and parasitic diseases, the department makes significant contributions in the areas of cell and tissue form and function, pharmacology and toxicology, immunology, pathology and clinical pathology. Departmental responsibilities include instruction in the DVM, MS and PhD degree programs, diagnostic service, and research and scholarship. The Department Head will provide leadership and management of all departmental academic, research and service activities and will serve on the College Executive Board. This entails supervision of faculty and staff, administrative responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resources and communication. The Department Head is also expected to advance the research, teaching and diagnostic service missions of the department, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and work toward the strategic goals of the department, college, and university. In addition to departmental leadership responsibilities, the Head is expected to contribute personally to the teaching and/or service missions of the Department and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program.
One of the following: PhD, DVM, MD or equivalent degree
Demonstrated ability to develop a high-quality research program with sustained extramural funding
Experience in academic leadership
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
A scholarship record sufficient to be eligible for tenure as a professor in the Department
Ability to articulate an innovative vision for biomedical sciences and pathobiology
Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
Willingness and ability to work in a high-tech environment consistent with computer-aided instruction and distance learning
Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in an academic environment
PhD and DVM or equivalent degrees
Understanding of issues related to delivery of veterinary diagnostic services
Direct experience with veterinary medical education
Interest and/or experience in research mentoring of students
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).