Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine

North Carolina State University

United States

February 11, 2022


Posting Details 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 students;
  • 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 programs.
  • Other Responsibilities

    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 colleges;
  • A clear commitment to excellence in research, teaching and DVM and graduate education;
  • 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
  • Preferred Qualifications

    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 or Justin Lang, at (919) 513-1963 or jdlang2@

    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 Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 190101 - College Of Veterinary Medicine AA/EEO

    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 Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    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 credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
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  • HERC
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  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
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    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents