Director Position: The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director. This is a tenure-track position at the associate or full professor level, depending on qualifications. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Most VMDL faculty with service responsibilities (n=15) have academic appointments in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. The VMDL is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and provides diagnostic services to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), Missouri livestock owners and commercial agriculture as well as veterinarians and their clients throughout Missouri and surrounding Midwestern States.
Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for and coordinate the VMDL’s diagnostic services in clinical and anatomic mammalian and avian pathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, bacteriology, mycology, virology, molecular diagnostics, serology and toxicology. He or she will represent the VMDL in preparation of the diagnostic service budget, maintain a liaison with the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, communicate with University officials, local, state and federal officials, participate in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and assist in integrating programs involving field investigations and extension activities. The Director will also be responsible for ensuring that VMDL operations follow the requirements for an accredited Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in order to maintain AAVLD accreditation and, in that capacity he/she will play an integral role in the further development, implementation and continuity of a dynamic quality assurance/quality control system. The Director will represent the VMDL at meetings pertinent to veterinary diagnostics and will work closely with the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology to integrate the VMDL with other missions of the Department. The percent effort in service, instruction and research of the position, will be determined based on the experience and interest of the candidate.
Qualifications: Interested applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be Board Certified in a relevant diagnostic specialty. Individuals with these credentials who also possess advanced degrees (MS, PhD) are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, extensive experience in veterinary diagnostic medicine and understanding of issues related to sound fiscal management, and appreciation of the value of extension and collaborative instruction/research and a commitment to faculty, graduate student and staff development. The Director will be expected to contribute to the academic programs of the VMDL and the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology via service, instruction and/or research. The Director will be expected to be a highly active participant with the AAVLD and organizations involving his or her specialty.
Salary: The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
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To Apply: Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Interested persons should apply online at the following link:
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Questions about this vacancy should be directed to:
Dr. William Fales, Search Committee Chair
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 6023
Columbia, MO 65205