Department Head

Auburn University
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
excellent benefit options
October 15 2019
Other, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a strategic leader, established scientist, and accomplished educator to serve as its Department Head. The Department Head will be responsible for all aspects of the academic mission of the department in research, instruction and outreach. The mission of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology is to advance the education and training of graduate and veterinary medical students, and to promote discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences in service to society. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Initial appointment as Head will be for five years with successful performance, and subject to renewal at five-year intervals.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an established biomedical scientist with a strong record of scholarly achievement, peer recognition and an extramural funding record as principal investigator at the time employment begins. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to modern, visionary approaches to the advancement of knowledge through discovery, and its dissemination through scholarship and pedagogy. Excellent public and interpersonal communication skills, as well as demonstrated academic leadership and organizational abilities are required. Applicants must hold a terminal degree in the biomedical sciences (PhD, DVM/VMD, MD) at the time employment begins and demonstrate scholarly accomplishments sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure on hire. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to provide creative leadership for professional veterinary and graduate education, and for faculty development in areas of teaching, research, and outreach relevant to the mission of the department and college. She/he will be expected to represent and promote the Department and its faculty effectively, and to participate in teaching, research, and/or outreach activities.

Application Review: Review of applications will begin October 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Application Procedure: Applications must include: (i) a letter of interest describing teaching, research, leadership/administrative philosophies, and a vision for the role of the Department role in the College and University; (ii) a curriculum vitae; and (iii) names, email, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers for three references. Please apply at Send nominations, and/or inquiries to: Dr. Frank F. Bartol, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, Greene Hall 106, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL 36849. Email:; Telephone: 334-844-3700.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.



The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology is one of three academic departments in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Department personnel currently include 19 tenure- track, 5 non-tenure track, and 8 adjunct and affiliate faculty members as well as 24 staff and administrative/ professional personnel and 16 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Activities of the faculty include: Instruction in veterinary and graduate curricula, as well as research and outreach in areas including cardiovascular biology, diabetes and obesity, molecular biology, neuroscience, endocrinology, reproduction, clinical pharmacology, and gene therapy.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report and was classified as a Carnegie R1 research university. Auburn maintains very high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.


Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and a regional medical center.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer