Posting Number PG191255EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Schedule M-F, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; weekend and evening hours dependent
upon business need.
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department College Of Veterinary Medicine
About the Department
The College of Veterinary Medicine
As one of the top veterinary schools in the country, the NC State College of
Veterinary Medicine is committed to being a leader in professional education,
clinical service and research. The college also has an essential role to play
in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the
nation and the world. The college's mission is to advance the veterinary
profession and animal and human health through ongoing discovery and medical
innovation; provide animals and their owners with extraordinary, compassionate
medical care; and prepare the next generation of veterinarians and biomedical
research scientists. The college is fully accredited by the American
Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.
The college anchors the 250-acre Centennial Biomedical Campus, an extension of
NC State's Centennial Campus. Instruction is provided through three academic
departments: Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population
Health and Pathobiology. There are approximately 400 students enrolled in the
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program and over 90 students
enrolled in the multidisciplinary Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate
program. The college and teaching hospital are supported by more than 150
faculty and 450 staff members, and over 100 house officers (interns and
residents). A unique feature of the campus is the 80-acre Teaching Animal
Unit, a dynamic teaching lab for students to learn husbandry, production
management and livestock production procedures.
Diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of the college, which
promotes a values-driven culture of mutual respect that supports all of its
community members, prioritizes relationships and collaborations, and promotes
innovation and the pursuit of one's passions. DVM students develop key
competencies necessary for success in private practice, industry, government
and academia. The curriculum includes instruction and practice in teamwork,
client interactions, and public communication as well as the development of
interpersonal and organizational skills.
The NC State Veterinary Hospital sees an average of 35,000 cases annually.
Clinical faculty include internationally recognized certified specialists in
over 30 disciplines, supported by highly trained veterinary technicians and
staff. Small animal services are available across 17 specialty departments and
equine services are available across six departments.The Veterinary Hospital
provides state-of-the-art patient care for companion animals, equine and farm
animals spread across three main facilities: The Randall B. Terry, Jr.
Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, the Equine and Farm Animal
Veterinary Center and the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center.
The college's world-leading faculty and clinicians are at the forefront of
interdisciplinary biomedical innovation, conducting solution-driven research
that defines the interconnections between animal and human health. Research
programs at the college represent more than 20 species in 9 research areas of
emphasis: biological barriers, computational biology and bioinformatics,
gastroenterology, genetics, global health, immunology, infectious disease,
neurobiology, pharmacology, regenerative medicine, and spontaneous animal
disease models. The college is also a participant in four university
initiatives, research centers and institutes: the Genetics and Genomics
Initiative, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Center for Marine Sciences
and Technology, and the Comparative Medicine Institute. In addition to
participating in interdisciplinary collaborations within the university, the
college engages in research partnerships with local higher education
institutions, including UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.
The college expended $101.8 million in FY 2020, with research expenditures
totalling $21.6 million and endowment assets of $88.7 million.
Essential Job Duties
The dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine is the chief academic,
administrative, and budgetary officer and spokesperson for the college and
reports directly to the executive vice chancellor and provost. The dean
provides strong leadership and strategic direction for the college's three
departments and the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
The dean must be an experienced, innovative, creative and collaborative leader
with the ability to understand the unique nature of the college's internal and
external stakeholders, which include animal owners across North Carolina and
beyond, alumni, donors and state officials. The dean should have significant
experience as an administrator and excellent communication skills. The dean
must understand the current state of the veterinary medical field, with a keen
awareness of where the field is headed and how to lead the college and the
university in that direction. The dean should truly understand and value
interdisciplinarity and be committed to working with NC State deans and other
universities to build and grow interdisciplinary research programs. The dean
will be expected to strengthen the college's position as a national leader and
ensure that it is one of the best places in the country for faculty to work,
collaborate and realize their professional potential.
The dean is responsible for the following:
Providing strong leadership and strategic direction for the college;
Representing the college within the university at a skilled, politically-
astute level with respect to campus resources and issues;
Representing the diverse clientele, programs and interests of the college
persuasively to both internal and external constituencies;
Promoting a culturally competent and inclusive environment, with a strong
commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff and
Openly communicating in a transparent manner that provides clarity in
financial management and decision-making;
Efficiently managing the financial resources of the college and
effectively advocating for resources;
Being a successful fundraiser and a visible, interactive participant in
external-facing activities with alumni and donors;
Recognizing and valuing the contributions of everyone in the college;
Fostering high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership
within the college and externally with other programs;
Encouraging the high-performance and excellence of faculty, staff and
units within the college and the delivery of high-quality academic
Minimum Education and Experience
Candidates must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Other Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess most, if not all, of the following
qualities or experience:
Evidence of working effectively and collaboratively with faculty,
university administration, and other constituent groups and partners both
within and outside the university;
Ability to play a key role in university leadership, advocating for the
college and forging advantageous and strategic connections across
A clear commitment to excellence in research, teaching and DVM and
Outstanding communication skills, including interpersonal, written,
verbal, presentation and listening capabilities;
A proven record of success in setting priorities, allocating resources and
achieving specific goals;
An affinity for fundraising, and the ability to contribute to and lead
relationship-based development efforts, including partnering with the
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation;
Ability to function in a complex, high-demand environment, balancing and
executing internal and external responsibilities;
Distinguished record in research, teaching and outreach/engagement
A graduate degree and/or board certification in a specialty recognized by the
American Veterinary Medical Association is preferred.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 10/01/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Confidential review of applications will begin in December of 2021, and will
continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume or
curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three
references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and
approval of candidates.
General inquiries and nominations can be sent directly to NC State Executive
Search Services: Frank Barragan, at (919) 515-4365 or email@example.com or
Justin Lang, at (919) 513-1963 or jdlang2@ ncsu.edu
Position Number 00001403
Position Type SAAO Tier I
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Fire/Explosions,
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents,
Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards,
Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 190101 - College Of Veterinary Medicine
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals
with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the
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Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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hired to work in the United States.
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