Professor and Chair of Veterinary Medicine (University of Maryland)

College Park, Maryland
Competitive and commensurate with the experience of the candidate.
January 26 2018
Best Consideration Date: March 23, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Professor and Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland College Park

Major Responsibilities:

- Responsible for the Department’s day-to-day operations and reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

- Provide vision and leadership to all Department personnel and programs.

- Effectively administer the finances, policies, and facilities of the Department.

- Work productively and effectively with department faculty, staff, students, and the Dean and other University personnel.

- Provide proactive liaison with leaders of industry, government, other academic institutions, the public and professional societies.

- Facilitate Departmental excellence by the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and foster the professional and scholarly growth of these individuals.

- Contribute directly to scholarly activities of the Department.

- Serve on the Executive Board of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM).

- Work with VMCVM Dean to develop and manage annual budgets.

- Delivering educational programs as part of the VMCVM.


- Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Ph.D. degree in a related field, be internationally recognized for accomplishments in research, have demonstrated a commitment to teaching or extension, and be qualified to be tenured as Professor.

- Candidates should possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and industry and/or other clientele.

- The candidate must demonstrate progressive leadership and previous experience and commitment to professional education, essential to providing oversight of Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and graduate programs at the University of Maryland.

About the Department of Veterinary Medicine:

The Department of Veterinary Medicine’s mission is to protect and improve the health of animals and the people of Maryland, the United States, and the global community through the provision of exemplary education programs to undergraduate, graduate and professional students; conducting “cutting edge” research programs in animal and public health; and providing outstanding Extension and Continuing Education programs to improve the quality of life in Maryland, nationally, and globally. The Department of Veterinary Medicine is home to the Veterinary Medical Sciences (VMSC) Graduate Program. The program offers both Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Members of the VMSC Graduate Program faculty specialize in a wide range of research interests in infectious diseases and zoonoses, including microbiology, immunology, virology, cell and molecular biology, and poultry health management and disease prevention. Detailed information on the Department is available at

Best Consideration Date: March 23, 2018

Apply for the Position:

Nominations: Nominations are vigorously sought for this position. Send nominations to: DVM Department Chair Search Committee, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 7998 Regents Drive, Symons Hall, Room 1296, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Attn: Larry Brown; Telephone: (301) 405-1573; Email:


The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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