Iowa State University Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800105

Working Title Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Advertised Employing Department College of Veterinary Medicine

Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date January 1, 2019

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading land-grant institutions, seeks a proven leader to carry the pioneering vision of the nation’s first public veterinary college and to hold the endowed position of Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean’s Chair in Veterinary Medicine.

The dean will be in the enviable position of leading a college that is committed to continued excellence as evidenced by investments of nearly $105 million in state-of-the-art facilities for education, research, clinical programs, and laboratories, including the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center and a Biosafety Level 3 facility. As part of ISU’s strong interdisciplinary culture, the members of the college collaborate on research and training programs across the university and with the USDA National Centers for Animal Health, co-located in Ames. Strategic faculty hires support strengths across the college and support for Iowa’s commitment to animal and human health as well as a $10 billion state livestock industry.

The Dean will provide forward-looking planning for the education of nearly 600 DVM candidates including 50 enrolled through cooperative agreement with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The college faculty is comprised of 120 tenured/tenure track and 50 clinical track faculty, 35 residents, interns, and other faculty. In addition, nearly 180 graduate students are pursuing MS and PhD degrees.

Required Education and Experience

The selected candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and have a distinguished record in the profession that qualifies the candidate for tenure at the rank of full professor in one of the departments in the college; must have a vision for the teaching, research and outreach missions of a land-grant university, a mission that incorporates emerging trends and needs in veterinary education, research and practice; must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including effective skills in working with individuals and groups; must have leadership experience in a complex academic, governmental, or business organization and an ability to build and sustain internal and external collaborations; and must have a demonstrated commitment to achieving and sustaining diversity.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred qualifications include a PhD, board certification, prior experience in fund raising, and experience working with students and stakeholders.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

Established in 1879, the College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice, and service to the State of Iowa, the nation, and the world. See

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Parker Executive Search

Department Contact Phone Phone: (770) 804-1996 ext. 109

Department Contact Email

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Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

The position of Dean is an administrative appointment with faculty rank as Full Professor (with tenure).

Parker Executive Search has been retained to assist with the search. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references. All nominations and applications will be held confidential until finalists are publicly announced.

Application Instructions

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Iowa State University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, it is preferred that applications be submitted by August 6, 2018.

Send materials to the following:

Laurie C. Wilder, President Porsha L. Williams, Vice President Parker Executive Search 5 Concourse Parkway Suite 2900 Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone: (770) 804-1996 ext. 109; Fax: (770) 804-1917 |

Guaranteed Consideration Date 08/06/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Professor - 1000

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty