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Chair and Assoc/Full Professor

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Commensurate with training and experience.
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

Title:                     Chair and Assoc/Full Professor

Location:           Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Salary:                 Commensurate with training and experience

Timeline:            Formal review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a viable applicant pool is established.


You belong at a University that is Rising

The University of Florida, the flagship university of the state of Florida, is a top-tier research institution with a long history of training outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UF is currently ranked #5 among U.S. public research universities by U.S. News and World Report.  The College of Veterinary Medicine(CVM ) is part of the UF Academic Health Center, which includes five other health-related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health & Health Professions) and is one of only three academic health centers in the nation where all six health-related colleges are located on a single campus. Colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprises focus on building collaborative, specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation.


The Opportunity

The Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Chair and Associate or Full Professor.

The new Chair will serve as an advocate for a dynamic group of faculty members with diverse research interests and expertise in animal models of disease, neuroscience, cardiopulmonary physiology, aquatic and environmental toxicology, reproduction/development, and bone biology.  In addition to the conduct of extramurally funded biomedical research, department faculty members contribute significantly to the CVM’s educational mission through instruction of professional veterinary medical students in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology as well as high-quality research training of doctoral-level graduate students in areas aligned with their individual research interests.

In addition to being a part of the UF Academic Health Center, UF CVM is aligned strategically with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and has strong ties with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Together, these alliances create opportunities for vibrant research collaborations that are fostered through campus-wide research institutes and centers, including the Breathing Research and Training Center, Clinical Translational Science Institute, the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, the One Health Center of Excellence, Artificial Intelligence and many others.

The UF Veterinary Hospitals bring additional opportunities for clinical/translational research through a diverse and robust caseload of small, large, and exotic animal patients each year.  CVM faculty are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary research programs which contribute in part to UF’s consistent ranking among the nation’s top ten public universities according to US News & World Report. 


The Department of Physiological Sciences

The Department of Physiological Sciences’ primary instructional mission is the education of veterinary medical students in a variety of disciplines, including anatomy, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology.

In addition to the instruction of professional degree (DVM) students, the Department is responsible for the Physiological Sciences section of the college graduate program.  The education of graduate students is closely tied to the critical mission of research, focusing on comparative aspects of biology and disease. The requirements of these missions led us to recruit a blend of basic science and clinically oriented faculty. This combination of disciplines and interests proves to be a very successful means of fulfilling our extensive instructional mission while maintaining an excellent research program.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Veterinary Medicine believes that human and intellectual diversity is paramount to academic excellence. As a college, we understand that our commitment to diversity is a shared responsibility among our faculty, staff, students, alumni and others who are part of the community. Together, we are committed to build and expand individual and organizational efforts that foster respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equity, and self-esteem. The College of Veterinary Medicine aims to provide equitable access and opportunity through the development of policies and initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to recruiting and retaining, on a nondiscriminatory basis, people who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. By championing educational equity, and fostering inclusivity in our classrooms, laboratories, and clinical environments, we will promote a veterinary global awareness that creates a new generation of graduates from diverse backgrounds, who will enrich the profession and our world.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


The University of Florida 

Located in Gainesville since 1906, The University of Florida (UF) has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the University’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.

UF has 55,000 students, 30,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities. More than 51,000 students have applied as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year — a new record.

Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering, and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the state of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities — supporting those efforts since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks by 500 members. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like Florida, the nation’s third-largest state and among the fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues the overarching aspiration to be "a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”


The City of Gainesville

Our campus is in Gainesville, a vibrant and growing community that has numerous cultural amenities in a setting with great natural beauty (see

Gainesville ( is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and responsibility for all educational activities of the department and personnel. Responsibility for maintaining the Departments accreditations. Oversight of the research activities in the Department including hiring and supervision of all levels of faculty and staff. Oversight of all administrative and financial affairs of the Department. Active promotion and solicitation of gifts to sustain the clinical, research and education missions of the department including overseeing grants and other funding opportunities. Evaluation and mentorship of all department faculty to ensure the department is recruiting, hiring, developing accomplished diverse faculty members in an equitable and inclusive manner. Design and provide career development and promotion opportunities for faculty members.



  • Doctorate (DVM, PhD, MD, or equivalent professional degree) Active and ongoing record of extramurally funded research Proven experience in Academic leadership, team building, and university instruction. Documented experience in academic leadership, team building, university instruction, Strong organizational and communication skills Proven Commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion, collegiality, and equal opportunity


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong visionary with leadership experience in Physiological medicine in an academic teaching or research setting. Academic rank of an assistant, associate, or full professor Experience collaborating across disciplines. Experience in enhancing departmental programs and fostering career growth for faculty and staff.


Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online at To be considered all applications must contain the following:

  • A cover letter including a statement of the applicant’s administrative leadership philosophy, articulated vision and how the candidate’s experience supports that vision. A statement of philosophy related to diversity, equity and inclusion A curriculum vitae The names and contact information of three professional references


Final candidates must provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Inquiries and nominations can be sent to Dr. Rowan Milner, Search Committee Chair

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.

The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection upon request.




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