Clemson University: College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - College of Veterinary
Location: Clemson, SC
Strategically located midway between Atlanta and Charlotte on the
I-85 economic corridor, Clemson University is the land-grant
university of South Carolina and, according to U.S. News &
World Report, ranks #27 among the country's top national public
universities. The University has nearly 23,400 students (including
nearly 18,600 undergraduates) who can select from 80 undergraduate
and 110 graduate degree programs. Clemson employs over 1,150
full-time faculty and has an annual budget expenditure of over $900
million. Clemson University maintains its status as an R1 research
university while maintaining a strong focus on undergraduate
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is currently seeking
accreditation by the American Veterinary Medicine Association
(AVMA) to offer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree to
approximately 80 students per cohort starting in 2026 (pending
approval). CVM plans to utilize a distributive model of education
for students' fourth year clinical experience. Its brand-new state
of the art main campus will reside in Pendleton, SC, near the T. Ed
Garrison Arena, will house research and teaching labs, and utilize
both ambulatory services as well as teaching sites at the Clemson
University Equine Center, Lamaster Dairy Cattle Center, and other
locations for education in the field.
Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs (ADAA) is a key leadership position in the College of
Veterinary Medicine. The ADAA serves as a member of the Dean's
leadership team and is a member of the college's executive
committee. Clemson University's strategic plan strives to deliver
the "No. 1 student experience in the nation, where every student
thrives." The ADAA is critical to the successful implementation of
this plan. In this role the ADAA oversees the DVM program to ensure
that all accreditation standards required by the American
Veterinary Medical Associate (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) are
The ADAA will:
- Oversee the delivery of the professional degree curriculum to
ensure that adequate elective courses are offered to meet student
- Evaluate the curriculum and its ongoing revision, including
integrating course content, modern teaching methods and outcomes
- Oversee the DVM admissions process including development of
programs and off-campus recruitment to create a robust and diverse
- Maintain a system of academic and performance records for all
students admitted to the professional curriculum.
- Develop individualized, formalized structure for support of
students experiencing challenging events in their personal
- Ensure compliance with university regulations and college
policies related to instructional delivery and evaluation.
- Coordinate student activities, associations, and other related
student support services.
- Oversee the clinical teaching laboratories designed to help
students learn animal husbandry, production management, and routine
procedures used in livestock production.
- Oversee the Office of Academic Affairs, including all the units
and individuals who report through it, including student services,
diversity, media and design, assessment, counseling, career
services, and professional development. The Office of Academic
affairs will support the University's commitment to diversity and
A DVM or equivalent degree and faculty experience at the Associate
or Professor level in a college (or school) of veterinary medicine
is required. The ADAA will serve as an innovative and strategic
thinker who can build consensus amongst a diverse faculty,
supporting faculty initiatives in curricular development, and
creating a cohesive and collaborative culture for the evaluation
and ongoing revision of the DVM program. Important to these
requirements are excellent communication skills and the recognition
that the profession needs to incorporate changes in modern
pedagogy, technology, patient demographics and workforce
The ADAA must have the ability to:
- Work independently as well as part of a team and possess
exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and
function independently with limited supervision and guidance.
- Work with faculty and staff from multiple disciplines and
functions across the college and university.
Preferred qualifications include experience in:
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Veterinary medical education at the institutional level,
preferably working in the development, implementation, evaluation,
and monitoring of an education program leading to the DVM
- Developing, sustaining, and enhancing programs that keep pace
with changes in veterinary education.
- Implementing technology to support classroom learning for
contemporary veterinary students and/or support the acquisition of
clinical knowledge and patient management skills in simulated or
authentic clinical teaching settings.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October
16th, 2023. Review will continue until the position is filled. For
inquiries or nominations please contact Executive Talent Partner,
Brennan Ledford, at email@example.com
Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio.
(1) Letter of Interest
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) List of three references (references will not be contacted
until the final stages of the interview process)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate
against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability,
gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson
University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff
committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages
applications from minorities and women.