College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Professor and Chair Department of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Maryland College Park  |  Posted: Jan 31 2018

Position Number: 123499
Category Status: Faculty, Tenured
Unit: Department of Veterinary Medicine

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Professor and Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland College Park

Position Responsibilities:


  •  Responsible for the Department’s day to day operations and reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  •  Provide vision and leadership to all Department personnel and programs.
  •  Effectively administer the finances, policies, and facilities of the Department.
  •  Work productively and effectively with department faculty, staff, students, and the Dean and other University personnel.
  • Provide proactive liaison with leaders of industry, government, other academic institutions, the public and professional societies.
  •  Facilitate Departmental excellence by the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and foster the professional and scholarly growth of these individuals.
  •  Contribute directly to scholarly activities of the Department.
  •  Serve on the Executive Board of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM).
  •  Work with VMCVM Dean to develop and manage annual budgets.
  •  Delivering educational programs as part of the VMCVM


  • Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Ph.D. degree in a related field, be internationally recognized for accomplishments in research, have demonstrated a commitment to teaching or extension, and be qualified to be tenured as Professor.
  • Candidates should possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and industry and/or other clientele.
  • The candidate must demonstrate progressive leadership and previous experience and commitment to professional education, essential to providing oversight of Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and graduate programs at the University of Maryland.

Salary & Benfit Information:

Competitive and commensurate with the experience of the candidate.

Application Instructions:

All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through eTerp2 at Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Department Chair Search Committee, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland. The position must be indicated in the application letter as Department Chair. Applications must include a description of research, teaching, and extension accomplishments; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for four professional references.

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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