The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) seeks a highly accomplished academic veterinary medicine leader to be its next Chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS). This is a tremendous opportunity to lead the vital clinical education and research enterprise of a preeminent veterinary colleges, one of six colleges comprising the Academic Health Center (AHC) on the campus of one of the nation’s major public research and land-grant universities.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), the new Chair will provide academic and administrative leadership for VCS, including faculty and curriculum development, serving as the primary liaison between the department and the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), managing the allocation of resources, and community outreach and engagement. The Chair will play a critical role fostering a departmental culture with a shared sense of purpose and vision for the future and deep respect and value for the widely varying educational, clinical, and research responsibilities of VCS faculty. Identifying interdepartmental and intercollegiate relationships that will generate new collaborative clinical and translational research opportunities aligned with the College, AHC, and university priorities is a key responsibility. Identifying and pursuing financial support from industry, the veterinary community, and philanthropic sources will also be important. A high priority for the new Chair will be the recruitment and retention of faculty to ensure the department’s capacity to continue to meet the growing needs for the high quality teaching, clinical, and research activity for which it has long been recognized.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.