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Chair, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

The University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Closing date
Oct 25, 2023

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Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
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Academic Dean/Dept. Head
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Search for the Chair of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

The University of Vermont, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Burlington, VT


The University of Vermont (UVM), one of the nation’s premier mid-sized public research universities, seeks an accomplished scholar and innovative leader to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). ASCI is a dynamic department with expertise in a variety of areas critical to advancing and improving the health of animals, humans, and the planet while playing a vital educational and engagement role in key state industries. Students, faculty, and staff have the benefit of working and learning in a College with a multi- perspective approach to human and environmental health that is further complemented by the diverse mix of schools found across UVM – Vermont’s land-grant university and home to the state’s only college of medicine.

The constellation of undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs in ASCI is complemented by research laboratories and farm facilities, including a one-of-kind student-run dairy herd and the oldest continuous breeding farm for the Morgan horse. ASCI students, faculty, and staff are engaged in the daily endeavor of addressing real-world challenges – from supporting sustainable food animal production and improving animal health and wellbeing through nutrition, management, and disease prevention. It is critical that the next leader grasp the complexity and diversity of the department's programs and facilities to inspire innovative thinking that maximizes ASCI’s potential in an ever-changing landscape.

The new Chair must be an astute and decisive manager of people and resources, a persuasive communicator, and an excellent relationship builder. CALS welcomes applications from candidates with an outstanding research record in animal sciences or related life science areas and administrative leadership. Those with success in center-based or interdisciplinary leadership dedicated to fostering excellence in teaching and high-impact research programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

UVM has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For more details, including the full position description, and to submit inquiries, nominations, and applications with cover letters, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for this search:

Greg Esposito, Partner

Berlinda Mojica, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

The University of Vermont is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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