The department chair is the senior administrator of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. The incumbent will promote existing programs and provide long-term direction and vision for the department. He/she will promote excellence in departmental research, instruction, clinical service and outreach. The College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. This is a full time, 12 month position beginning Fall 2018.
Review of applications will begin February 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are required to submit electronic application including; 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) personal statement of the applicant’s vision for enhancing the national reputation of a strong clinical department; and 4) the contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) professional references. Later in the recruitment process, these letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through the WSU online application system. Apply at, www.wsujobs.com, use keywords Department Chair. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Katrina Mealey, Chair of the VCS Chair Search Committee, (509) 335-2988, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Qualifications: D.V.M. or equivalent degree and credentials for appointment at the rank of professor at Washington State University
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership experience and strong communication and interpersonal skills; board certification in a veterinary specialty; advanced degree related to veterinary medicine or to the biomedical sciences; distinguished, internationally recognized record of scholarship; record of extramural funding to support research and scholarly activity; commitment to fostering excellence in veterinary clinical science teaching and graduate student training; demonstrated skills in administrative, organizational, and budgetary matters, including provision of clinical services in an academic setting; and ability to articulate a vision for enhancing the national reputation and visibility of a strong clinical department
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is one of five departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The departmental mission is “to educate, serve, and generate new information for the benefit of animal and human health and well-being.” Although individual faculty may not be involved in all of the traditional areas of teaching, research, service, and outreach, we value ...and seek excellence in all four across the department.
UNIVERSITY: Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and an additional 10,000 located statewide. There are eleven colleges offering doctoral degrees in 63 disciplines; masters degrees are offered in 79 areas of study; and 95 academic majors are offered for undergraduates. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and Pullman offers a safe, friendly, small-town living environment.
AREA: The Washington State University Pullman campus is located in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Pullman has a strong school system and a reputation as an excellent, safe environment. Pullman is eight miles from the University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho, approximately 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington, which is home to the WSU Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. The Pullman area offers numerous recreational activities including skiing, fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, bicycling and rock climbing. In addition, both universities provide a wealth of sports and cultural activities.