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Head, Department of Population Health

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Position Summary

The Department of Population Health of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses a diverse workforce that is dedicated to the betterment of animal health and welfare in support of wildlife populations, laboratory animals, and a sustainable and economically viable food supply. The Department of Population Health encompasses the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Food and Animal Health and Management Program, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and Laboratory Animal Medicine Program.

The Department, which is forward-thinking, growing, varied in interests and membership, seeks a visionary and energetic leader, who is an experienced and accomplished academician and educator to serve as its next Department Head. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the department’s academic missions in instruction, research and clinical service, including hiring of departmental faculty and staff, promoting the success and career progression of faculty, staff and students, and management of the department’s fiscal resources and facilities in compliance with all applicable regulations and policies.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The application packet should include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s credentials and experience and address how this background has prepared the candidate for the position as it relates to instruction, research and/or clinical services; a current Curriculum vitae; and contact information for three referees.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jesse Hostetter, search committee chairperson, by email (Jesse.Hostetter@uga.edu) or telephone (706-542-5831). All applications received on or before May 31, 2024, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1944P

Working Title

Head, Department of Population Health

Department

VetMed-Population Health

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment as embodied in our Principles of Community .

College/Unit/Department website

vet.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

04/10/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Department Chair/Head AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Professor

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

DVM (or equivalent), or PhD.

Additional Requirements

Required qualifications are the DVM (or equivalent), or PhD, and accomplishments to qualify for hire at the rank of tenured Professor. Demonstrable success in budgetary and administrative management are required.

Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here: https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/promotion-tenure-evaluation/


Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at: https://provost.uga.edu/ resources/documents/Population_Health 2015.pdf


Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred qualifications include one or more the following: an advanced graduate degree (MS or PhD), board certification in an appropriate veterinary specialty, or evidence of the study of animal populations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate will have a strong record of achievement in scholarly work and professional or graduate education and evidence of effective leadership and communication skills and dedication to veterinary and graduate student education.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

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Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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