at University Of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, United States
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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 multiperspective 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.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with a strong track record of research and teaching in animal science. While no candidate will bring all of these experiences and traits, CALS envisions that its next ASCI chair will have many of the following: an earned doctorate or equivalent in the field of animal science or related life science meriting a tenured – preferably full professor – appointment in the department; a seasoned educator; with a track record of high-quality and innovative research, teaching, and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; successful administrative expertise, including superb planning, management, and financial skills to lead a multifaceted department; a management style that reflects emotional intelligence, is inclusive and empowers others to succeed, fosters respect, and builds pride in the accomplishment of shared goals; political acumen and an ability to work collaboratively at all levels to advance strategic opportunities for growth; commitment to enhancing and nourishing a cultural climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets; demonstrated ability to identify, recruit, and retain faculty, students, and staff; and an entrepren