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  • Department Head
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    North Carolina State University

    Department Head
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

    The NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites qualified candidates to apply for our Department of Clinical Sciences (DoCS) Department Head position.

    Position Information: The DoCS Department Head must be an innovative, creative, visionary and collaborative leader with the ability and experience required to guide the members of this multi-disciplinary department in achieving its mission and possess the leadership skills and vision to advance the impact and reputation of the DoCS Department nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of achievement in the areas of clinical service, research and teaching and demonstrable administrative skills and experience. A partial list of this position’s responsibilities include:

    Provide clinical, academic, and scientific leadership in defining and achieving departmental goals
    Support and encourage excellence in veterinary medical and graduate student teaching
    Ensure that the department fully supports its clinical programs and responsibilities
    Recruit, develop and retain excellent faculty and staff
    Develop and implement strong departmental and college programs
    Manage departmental fiscal planning and administration and evaluations of faculty and staff
    Ensure annual reviews are completed and manage department faculty review processes that include, but are not limited to, Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure and Post-tenure reviews.
    Maintain a culture of collaboration and collegiality and promote excellence within the department
    Enhance a diverse and inclusive community of students, staff and faculty
    Maintain a strong mentorship program for professional development of department members
    Serve as the primary departmental advocate in enhancing the visibility and prestige of departmental sections and disciplines, and in growing interdisciplinary cross institutional programs
    Provide leadership and support for the integration of departmental faculty and students within the greater NC State University community and the nearby universities and medical schools, including the University of North Carolina and Duke University

    Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)/Veterinary Medicine Doctor (VMD), or equivalent degree and demonstrated academic leadership experience required. A record of active participation in clinical, professional/scientific affairs and of teaching and/or research experience is essential.

    To Apply: For more information and to apply go to

    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. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. 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.

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