SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience
The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine seeks a dynamic, effective, and forward-thinking leader to serve as Executive Associate Dean (EAD), the second-ranking administrative official reporting directly to the Dean and serving as a principal strategic advisor. As a national leader in veterinary medicine with a mission to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment, the School has a rich history of educating veterinarians and veterinary scientists, discovering new knowledge through a robust and progressive research enterprise, and setting the standards in animal health care. Fully accredited by the AVMA Council on Education, the School is home to more than 2,000 faculty and staff, supported by a $265 million budget, and serves the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health care and welfare of animals, the health of the environment, and public health, and contributes to the economy. Beyond the UC Davis campus, the School has clinical programs in Tulare and San Diego, manages the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory system and includes Veterinary Medicine Extension. As the School prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary, it is embarking on an exciting new set of initiatives that include significant growth in each of its key missions. The EAD plays a vital role in the School's continued growth, innovation, collaboration, and outreach.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader and administrator who will serve as a 100% Faculty Administrator and have broad responsibility for:
Leadership and Administration: Working with the Dean, lead and administratively ensure the academic quality, fiscal integrity, and operational efficiency of all academic and clinical activities of the School with outcomes aligned with the School's mission and strategic plan; shared responsibility for the development and stewardship of School resources to support the School's continuing development as a premier academic veterinary medical institution; working with the Dean, champion and cultivate a culture of inclusion in support of diversity that embraces the UC Davis Principles of Community.
Fiscal Responsibility: Work directly with the Dean and Executive Assistant Dean to allocate resources in support of teaching, research, and clinical/diagnostic service activities aligned with the School's mission and strategic plan, including state allocation for the clinical teaching program; to support, sustain, and develop contemporary clinical experiential training and educational programs to prepare entry level veterinarians for clinical practice; and evaluate and make recommendations for cost saving measures, program efficiencies, and opportunities for revenue streams in support of the School's programs.
Academic Affairs and Personnel Management: Foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates creative scholarship and achievement in research, teaching, veterinary clinical care, and outreach; in consultation with the School's academic leadership and faculty, develop and oversee a faculty recruitment plan, to advance the academic reputation of the School and concurrently enhance faculty diversity, through strategic investments in faculty renewal; administrative leadership of the Academic Personnel Unit with primary responsibility for recruitment, retention, and evaluation/advancement (merit, promotion, appraisal) of the School's faculty; and administration of faculty professional development, career advancement, leadership training, and achievement recognition.
Facilities, Equipment, Safety, and Security: Working with the Executive Assistant Dean, monitor facilities needs, ensure a safe working and learning environment including facilities maintenance and equipment renewal/acquisition; establish priorities for funding equipment purchases and facilities renovations; and support the School's Development Office in cultivating philanthropic support for major equipment and facilities improvements and programmatic support.
UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities and its faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis strives to build a community of change-makers and problem solvers committed to creating a place where people from all walks of life and backgrounds can learn, grow, and discover together. Bordering the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of 70,000, 14 miles west of the state capital, Sacramento (home to the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and UC Davis Health), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras, the region offers a high-quality environment for faculty and staff members and their families.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2023; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; 4) names of four references (including addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); and 5) the Authorization to Release Information form. Application materials should be submitted by using the University's online submission program at, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05404
The University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled 'Authorization to Release Information' into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.