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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AA351-0H1G Posted on: 2018-01-0901/09/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Department Head, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech seeks a creative and visionary leader for the position of Department Head.
The Department embraces a One Health approach as it implements a vision to expand life sciences at Virginia Tech through discovery, learning and service. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. In addition to strong programs in infectious and parasitic diseases, the department makes significant contributions in the areas of cell and tissue form and function, pharmacology and toxicology, immunology, pathology and clinical pathology. Departmental responsibilities include instruction in the DVM , MS and PhD degree programs, diagnostic service, and research and scholarship.
The Department Head will provide leadership and management of all departmental academic, research and service activities and will serve on the College Executive Board. This entails supervision of faculty and staff, administrative responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resources and communication. The Department Head is also expected to advance the research, teaching and diagnostic service missions of the department, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and work toward the strategic goals of the department, college, and university. In addition to departmental leadership responsibilities, the Head is expected to contribute personally to the teaching and/or service missions of the Department and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program.

Required Qualifications:
• One of the following: PhD, DVM , MD or equivalent degree
• Demonstrated ability to develop a high-quality research program with sustained extramural funding
• Experience in academic leadership
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
• A scholarship record sufficient to be eligible for tenure as a professor in the Department
• Ability to articulate an innovative vision for biomedical sciences and pathobiology
• Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
• Willingness and ability to work in a high-tech environment consistent with computer-aided instruction and distance learning
• Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in an academic environment

Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD and DVM or equivalent degrees
• Understanding of issues related to delivery of veterinary diagnostic services
• Direct experience with veterinary medical education
• Interest and/or experience in research mentoring of students

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