The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department (VBSD) at South Dakota State University is seeking an Administrator (Director of the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine and Asst. Dept. for Academic Programs) to establish, maintain, and develop the SDSU Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM). This position will have a rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, based on the candidate meeting the minimum qualifications; academic experience and service; and qualifications as outlined in the Departmental, College, and University standards.
The Department is within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Responsibilities include: designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Completion of this program leads to the DVM Degree. This position provides supervision of staff, support to students, and program management for all aspects of the PPVM program. The PPVM program goals focus on Rural Health and is established through an agreement between South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.
This is a new program starting in 2021 for a cohort of 20 veterinary students within the first and second years each of an accredited veterinary curriculum. The PPVM program outcomes are aligned with the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit eligible Faculty position. This position is supervised by the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department Head.
SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS: • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. In addition, an advanced degree or Board Certification by date of application • Demonstrated experience in administration or teaching within a veterinary or medical related department, college or university; • and highly effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS: • Preference will be given to those having a strong knowledge of agriculture and food animal production systems with experience in: o developing policies, procedures, reporting, and tracking of information; o leadership and supervising Faculty; o teaching veterinarians, veterinary students, or medical students and the development of medically related curriculum; o public relations which could include website development and other communication venues for the general public; o obtaining extramural funding through grants and fundraising; o writing broadly collaborative grants and publications.
About South Dakota State University, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
The Department is within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and oversees the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL); which includes various diagnostic sections including Molecular Diagnostics, Food Safety, Virology, Bacteriology, Clinical Pathology, Histopathology and Serology. The ADRDL is a member of the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), FDA Genome “Trakr” Program, Veterinary Laboratory Investigation Response Network (VetLIRN) and the USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and works collaboratively with other faculty of other disciplines. South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2018 enrollment of 12,107 students. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.From its roots as a land grant university established in B...rookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I Athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participates in the Summit League for most other sports.
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