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Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)

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The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for the position of Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The Head is a senior member of the college administrative team and provides visionary departmental leadership in a decentralized campus environment that emphasizes academic excellence and fulfillment of the Land Grant missions. This is a full-time position with responsibility of promoting excellence and advancement of veterinary medicine and a desire to lead a diverse, dynamic community of veterinarians.

Requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent, advanced experience in research, a proven commitment to excellent clinical service and veterinary medical education. Diplomate status in an American or European clinical specialty college is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent). An aspiring candidate must be a distinguished veterinarian with a strong professional record sufficient to obtain full professor with tenure. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skill and understanding of high quality clinical services, have a history of completing high quality research in a clinical department, and excellence in delivering veterinary medical education. A successful candidate should have experience in visionary leadership of a large complex organization devoted to science, research, and education. The individual must have organizational and administrative skills including fiscal responsibility and personnel management. The individual also must have the ability to articulate vision to lead the development and growth of the department including consensus building and fostering teamwork in accomplishing department missions.

The Head will be responsible for the execution of departmental, college, and university policies and shall direct departmental activities. The Head will lead the department and will maintain and foster high standards of scholarly activity as well as initiate and supervise departmental recruiting/retention, mentoring, engagement, promotion, and tenure activities, be responsible for fiscal oversight of the department, and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. The Head will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Clinical Services/Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Board.

The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests in veterinary education and research. The College hosts several NIH-funded research programs, notably in the areas of reproductive biology and toxicology, oncology, stem cell therapy, and viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infectious disease. Residency programs encompass many veterinary clinical specialties. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine is home to faculty from a wide range of clinical specialties encompassing all species and including imaging and pathology. Faculty are engaged in clinical service, education of veterinary students and house officers, as well as translational and applied research.

We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player and interested in developing productive research, service, and teaching programs that can integrate with activities of other groups across the UIUC Campus. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career. The ideal candidate must be committed to advancing and embracing diversity, equality, and inclusion at the departmental, college, and campus level.

As part of the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, veterinary faculty enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering (http://bioengineering.illinois.edu), on newly emerging solutions to the world’s health problems including the Mayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare (http://mayoillinois.org/) , and a new engineering-driven Carle Illinois College of Medicine, (http://medicine.illinois.edu). Faculty also provide extensive service to professional organizations and specialty colleges, federal research review boards, college and university governance, and public education venues. The College maintains a full-service 256,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hospital for farm, companion, and exotic animals that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college. The University of Illinois campus includes the 313,000 square foot Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (http://beckman.illinois.edu) that is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary research focused broadly around four themes – Integrative Imaging, Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures, Biological Intelligence and Human-Computer Intelligent Interactions. The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (http://www.igb.illinois.edu/) currently hosts biomedically relevant themes in Biocomplexity, Biosystems Design, Cellular Decision-making in Cancer, Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health, Genomic Ecology of Global Change, Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity, Mining Microbial Genomes, Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, and Center for Nutrition Learning and Memory.

Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.

Please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu. Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, copy of your DVM certificate and any advanced degree certificate (s), and names and email contact information for three references by August 15, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting: Dr. Jodi Flaws, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, 217-333-7933 or [email protected]

In order to receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by August 15, 2021. The review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are encouraged to apply prior to August 15, 2021; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position.

This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment. Salary is negotiable. Anticipated start date is on or after September 16, 2021.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine Category: 1-Faculty Title: College of Veterinary Medicine: Professor and Head - Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine (144979) Open Date: 05/07/2021 Close Date: 08/15/2021 Organization Name: Vet Clinical Medicine

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Posted: July 11, 2021
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