The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs.
The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is a dynamic organization with four main focus areas providing 1) quality educational opportunities to prepare graduates for varied careers within the veterinary profession; 2) improved animal health and welfare incorporating cutting edge medical, surgical, and diagnostic laboratory services; 3) excellent laboratories for investigation of diseases, both infectious and non-infectious, diagnostics and therapeutics in both animal and human health; and 4) continuing education programs that provide practicing veterinarians and scientific workers with the newest information for preventing and controlling animal diseases. The Center and its leadership monitor the workforce needs of Oklahoma and the region, including rural areas, and work with the agricultural and veterinary communities to address those needs. The Center is composed of three academic units: the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Through these 3 units, a four-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree is offered, as well as a college-based Veterinary Biomedical Sciences graduate program leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Program offerings also include joint degree options leading to the Master in Public Health or Master in Business Administration. Current enrollment includes 326 veterinary students, of which 212 are Oklahoma residents and 114 are non-residents. Approximately 27 graduate students are enrolled in the Veterinary Biomedical Sciences graduate program. The Center has 54 tenure-track faculty positions, 32 non-tenure faculty positions, 30 residents and interns, 160 staff, and an operating budget of approximately $29M. The Center has full accreditation from the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS: The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree is required; preference will be given to candidates with a Doctor of Philosophy degree or equivalent and/or board certification in a veterinary medical specialty recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association; several years of administrative experience with major responsibilities for a program in veterinary medical education, research, related industry or equivalent areas; scholarly or professional achievement that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of professor in an academic unit within the Center; and the ability to work and communicate effectively with all publics served by the Center. Candidates should also possess proven administrative and leadership skills, in an appropriate professional setting; a thorough knowledge of the philosophy and mission of a college of veterinary medicine; financial and budgeting skills; a knowledge of the philosophy and mission of a land-grant university; a demonstrated record of promoting ethical behavior and social responsibility, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and leaders in government, business, industry, and other educational agencies and institutions; demonstrated success in working with political entities at state and national levels; and clear evidence of ability to lead a fundraising campaign.