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University of California, Davis Executive Director, Research & Teaching Animal Care Program
University of California, Davis

  • Oct. 17, 2017
  • University of California, Davis Executive Director, Research & Teaching Animal Care Program
  • UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Large Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General
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University of California, Davis (UC Davis) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Research and Teaching Animal Care Program

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and with indirect reporting line to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Resource Management, the Executive Director serves as the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for long-range planning, leadership and oversight of animal care and use at UC Davis.

The Executive Director manages and strategically harmonizes the distributed operations of over 1 million square feet of animal holding space in over 200 buildings overseen by individual vivarium managers.

The Executive Director leads a team of stakeholders responsible for identifying solutions that balance multiple, often competing, resource priorities. Supporting the academic mission of the university by assuring compliance with all applicable regulations governing the use of animals in research and teaching, the Executive Director serves in a public information, training, consultative, and facilitative role on behalf of the University’s programs of animal care and use.

The preferred candidate will have an earned Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school, licensed DVM with an ability to attain a CA license within one year, broad experience with laboratory animal research, as evidenced by DACLAM status, and administrative leadership experience in a relevant research environment. In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated success as an administrator and fiscal manager, a record of success in presenting complex and technical information to various audiences, and experience in animal research policy formation, compliance, and operational excellence. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies, promote interdisciplinary research and work with a diverse population.

UC Davis is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) system. UC Davis is the home of the Aggies – go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.

Since opening in 1908, UC Davis has been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into the 100-plus-year history and the reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

The 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

More than 500 of the faculty have earned prestigious national and international honors and awards. One of the top 40 universities in the world, UC Davis is ranked as the world’s leading university for veterinary medicine – and has many other top-ranking programs across the disciplines.

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

University of California, Davis is being assisted by Harris Search Associates for this search. Please send application to address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.

Contact Information:

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates
Tel: 614-798-8500 ext. 125 Cell: 614-354-2100
4236 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017

  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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  • Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates

    Harris Search Associates
    4236 Tuller Rd.
    Dublin, OH 43017
  • 614-798-8500, x125


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