LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.The Head of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine serves as the leader of a vibrant and successful group of faculty and staff focused on infectious disease and Pathology. The department is a regional leader in research and trains candidates for MS, PhD, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees, and board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The Head administers the teaching, research and service programs of the department and is responsible for the administration of the curriculum taught by the department faculty in the professional and graduate programs. The Head will work to assure the success of its faculty, staff and students within the department and will participate in the research mission of the School of Veterinary Medicine by maintaining a vigorous research and graduate program in their own laboratory. Administrative duties include budgetary and personnel management related to the department’s faculty, staff and students. The Head reports to the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Duties & Responsibilities :
The Department Head, as the Executive Officer of the Academic Department, leads and inspires a vibrant group of faculty and staff focused on biomedical research and the teaching of veterinary and graduate students. The Head administers the teaching, research and service programs of the department in addition to managing the fiscal, human, and physical resources of the department.The Head of the department shall in accord with University and School policies:
General / Programmatic:
SUPERVISION: Reports to the Dean. Supervises departmental faculty, research and office staff, graduate students.
Minimum Qualifications :
PhD, DVM, VMD, MD or equivalent in a biomedical sciences discipline
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience in a School/College of Veterinary Medicine or a Health Sciences Center is desired. Leadership and mentorship experience, especially involving fiscal and personnel management is desired.
Other Qualifications :
The applicant should have a history of continuing success in obtaining extramural funding, and have accomplishments commensurate with the title of full professor and approval as a member of the LSU Graduate Faculty. The applicant should demonstrate an interest in graduate and professional education, and appreciate the missions of the department which include basic and applied research in infectious disease, anatomic and clinical Pathology, and collaboration with the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively as a writer, listener and articulate speaker at all levels of the university, industry and private sectors; and be strongly committed to graduate student recruiting and the professional development of faculty, staff and students, with an appreciation for the value of diversity and inclusiveness. Attributes should include integrity, high energy, resilience, patience, and a sense of humor. The Head should have the capacity to lead in a model of shared faculty governance, and should be innovative, with an interest in building collaborations both intramurally and extramurally.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
Please provide CV, cover letter, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu