Director, Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center (NVDC)
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
July 30, 2018
$160,000 to $190,000
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is seeking qualified applicants for a 12-month, full-time, tenured position as the Director of the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center.
Applications are being accepted at the Associate to Full Professor level. The School has key responsibilities in diagnostic pathology service, teaching and research. It provides diagnostic services for all species to practicing veterinarians. The position is located in a newly constructed and well equipped laboratory. Additional information about the School can be found at https://vbms.unl.edu/.
Position responsibilities include: • Maintaining and fostering an inclusive culture within the Center; • Managing financial and physical resources responsibly to maximize the effectiveness of those resources; • Synthesizing a vision for the center with input from faculty, staff, and stakeholders that encompasses all facets of the center, seeks and deploys personnel and financial resources strategically; • Fostering linkages with external groups to strengthen ties with commodity organizations, private companies, state, federal, and local agencies, and Nebraskans; • Engaging in professional development to continually hone skills to effectively lead and manage center operations and initiatives, to assume a portion of the workload of the center, and to advance the mission of the center; • Leading and ensuring NVDC compliance with AAVLD requirements to obtain and maintain accreditation; • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations regarding safety, environment, handling and disposing of hazardous wastes, and biosafety; and • Ensuring all programs of the department/Center are administered in accordance with the University’s Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity programs.
The successful candidate is required to hold a DVM or equivalent/comparable degree from an AVMA-accredited school, and a PhD degree, and have advanced training in one of the diagnostic disciplines. Candidates must be licensed (or eligible to obtain a license) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Nebraska. Candidates must have five years of veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience and five years supervisory experience. Working knowledge and experience with food animal agriculture and demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders in the food animal industry are preferred.
To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_180096. Applicants will be required to attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications to begin on August 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
DVM or equivalent/comparable degree from an AVMA-accredited school,
PhD and advanced training in one of the diagnostic disciplines.
Candidates must be licensed (or eligible to obtain a license) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Nebraska.
Candidates must have five years of veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience and five years supervisory experience.
Working knowledge and experience with food animal agriculture.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders in the food animal industry.
Internal Number: F_180096
About The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the “Research Universities (very high research activity)” category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL celebrated the 146th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2015.