Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
The Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking nominations and applications for the Head of the Department of Physiological Sciences. The Department Head reports to the Dean and is the administrative officer of the department with overall responsibilities for faculty recruitment, mentoring, and promotion, budget management, research and instructional activities. The Department Head is expected to provide strong leadership in research, veterinary student education, graduate student education and service. The Department Head is also expected to provide close liaison with the scientific community of the Oklahoma State University Colleges in Stillwater, the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, and the State of Oklahoma at large. Continued activity in research and/or teaching in the candidate’s field of interest is encouraged.
Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide oversight and assistance to the faculty and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in coordinating the course offerings within the department. Assume responsibility for the quality, effectiveness, and progress of the department. Formulate and execute departmental, \ University, and CVM policies as these affect the department, with due regard for the prerogatives and responsibilities of the faculty. Recommend, after appropriate faculty counsel (consistent with University Policies and Procedures) appointment, reappointment, salary increases and adjustments, tenure, dismissal and other personnel actions relating to the members of the faculty and staff under his/her direction. Provide leadership, motivation, and management toward the achievement of excellence in teaching, research, and service activities of the department and CVM. Prepare and submit to the Dean an annual budget for his/her administrative area and be responsible for the administration of allocated budgets. Provide for the control, maintenance and general supervision of movable and fixed property, and all official records assigned or delegated to the department. Recommend improvements in the efficiency of operation of organizational units assigned to his/her responsibility. Plan and manage departmental functions, seek the counsel of the department faculty, and delegate duties when possible. As a faculty member, the Department Head is expected to participate in the teaching, research, service, and extension activities of the department. Call and preside over all meetings of the department faculty and staff. Coordinate the recruitment of new faculty members and advertise vacancies appropriately, consistent with the University’s policies on equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Serve as a member of the Veterinary Administrative Council of the CVM. Annually update and submit to the Dean a departmental five-year plan for the department’s missions of teaching, research, service and extension. Prepare annual appraisal and development reports on academic personnel. Counsel with and direct faculty related to their career development. Implement policies for the safety and protection of employees and students in the department. The department head has the authority to take emergency action which he/she deems appropriate to avoid accidents or damage to personnel or property, pending investigation by the Dean and appropriate safety committees and other officers. Serve as communication officer for all official business within the department and with the Dean of the CVM. Promote the public image of the department, CVM and the University.
The successful candidate will have a PhD and be qualified for appointment to the rank of Full Professor.
Candidate must have a record of outstanding scholarly achievement and professional activities related to teaching, research, and/or extension that will qualify the individual to be a tenured full professor. Candidate must have evidence of administrative ability to direct an academic department engaged in teaching and research at a major land-grant university, the ability to provide visionary and progressive leadership, and evidence of ability to lead and manage multidisciplinary programs.
Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, names of three persons who can provide letters of reference, and a statement of career goals. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jerry Malayer, Sr. Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, PHSI Department Head Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
About Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. Located in Stillwater, OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.