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Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
The University of Tennessee

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2020
Title Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
University The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date June 2020
  • Associate Professor
    Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Veterinary Medicine - General

The University of Tennessee invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, a full-time tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track appointment as an associate professor or professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The position oversees all personnel and activities within the Office for Academic and Student Affairs and serves as a full member of the college administrative executive team.

  • The successful candidate will:
    o Coordinate activities related to the professional degree curriculum including:
     Curriculum structure, curriculum content, and the application of educational policies, procedures, and academic standards in compliance with the university, accreditors, and/or state and federal law
     Assessment of required veterinary student clinical competency skills and entrustable professional activities
     Management of associated personnel
    o Coordinate the recruitment, admission, advancement, retention, and advocacy of veterinary students, including:
     Ensuring effective faculty advising and mentoring of veterinary students
     Oversight of student events, clubs, and scholarships
    o Manage the budget for the Office for Academic and Student Affairs
    o Oversee college instructional facilities and information technology resources
    o Actively promote compliance with college and university policies and procedures
    o Work cooperatively with college alumni, veterinary and other professional associations, other veterinary medical colleges/schools, public and corporate organizations, legislative bodies, and the college’s advisory board to advance the DVM degree program
  • The position offers candidates the opportunity to lead multiple groups and further develop a contemporary, diverse, progressive academic program to enhance the success of University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine graduates.

Eligible candidates must hold or have held a tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure-track faculty appointment in a college or school of veterinary medicine at the rank of associate professor or higher and must have earned a DVM, PhD or similar professional degree. Candidates must possess educational, leadership, and/or administrative skills, the ability to work in a team environment, a commitment to diversity and excellence in veterinary professional education, and a willingness to develop new and innovative educational programs and teaching methods.

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is a vibrant hub within the college and provides a full complement of academic and student administrative services through the efforts of dedicated, professional faculty and staff. The DVM degree program is unique to the University of Tennessee System and contributes significantly to the advancement of both the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Interested applicants should submit their letter of intent, the names and contact information for at least four professional references, and a current curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Kim Newkirk
c/o Ms. Jeanie Snider:
2407 River Drive
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4500
Phone (865) 974-7262

Candidates will be asked to present a college-wide seminar on the value and importance of veterinary education and key strategies to advance the UT DVM degree program. The search committee will be comprised of select members of the college faculty, staff, and students and an academic administrator from the Herbert College of Agriculture. The search committee will be chaired by Dr. Kim Newkirk. Salary and rank will be commensurate with training and experience. The application deadline for full consideration is Friday, April 10, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

  • The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Kim Newkirk
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    The University of Tennessee
    2407 River Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4500


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