The University of Idaho seeks a department head with a bold vision for the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science (AVS) in academics, research and Extension and strong leadership skills to maximize the department's potential and embrace the many opportunities for growth. The successful candidate will provide visionary leadership and oversee administration of all academic, research and Extension activities within the department. This includes, but is not limited to, leading efforts to grow student enrollment and retention at all degree levels; ensuring the quality of the department's academic programs; enhancing the disciplinary and interdisciplinary research programs of the department; providing broad oversight relevant to AVS-related Extension programming across Idaho; maintaining excellent relationships with alumni and stakeholders across the state and beyond; and representing the department within the discipline nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the land grant mission of the department and college, be a strong advocate for all aspects of the department, and provide leadership for the collaborative Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah veterinary medicine program. This position will be offered at a salary level commensurate with the market and experience, with an additional stipend for administrative responsibilities.
• PhD in animal sciences, veterinary sciences, or a closely related discipline. Qualifications to meet tenure at the rank of Professor in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. • Demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and Extension/outreach. • Demonstrate clear awareness of the fundamental mission and objectives of a land grant university. • Demonstrated excellence in research publications and success in securing external research funding from nationally competitive funding sources. • Demonstrated excellence in quality of instruction. • Demonstrated effective written and oral communications and interpersonal skills. • Evidence of commitment to diversity and success in building an organizational culture and environment of team building, mutual respect and support.
Review of application materials will begin May 1, 2019 and continue until a suitable applicant pool is identified. All applications submitted prior to May 1, 2019 will be given first consideration. Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet each of the minimum and preferred qualifications listed. In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and your research/teaching philosophy.