Chair & Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Executive/Director/Management, Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:28100000 - VM-INFECT DISEASE & IMMUNOLOGY

Classification Title:

Chair & Prof

Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking nominations and applications for Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. The Chair is the chief administrative officer for the department with overall responsibilities including (1) recruitment, mentoring and promotion of faculty, (2) management of departmental budgets, (3) coordination of departmental instructional activities in both the graduate and professional veterinary programs and (4) provision of strong leadership in research, teaching and applicable service activities. In addition, the Chair is expected to serve as the primary departmental liaison with the scientific community in the UF Health Science Center, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, as well as other UF campus units and the state of Florida at large.

The new Chair will join and lead a dynamic faculty with research expertise in animal models of disease, diagnostics, infectious diseases of animals and humans, molecular genetics, mucosal immunology, and vaccine development and therapeutics. The University of Florida affords a strong, vibrant interdisciplinary environment for collaborative research excellence. The College of Veterinary Medicine is part of the University of Florida Health Science Center which houses six health related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). It is the only health science center in the southeast, and one of only three nationally, where all six colleges of health are located on the same campus. The CVM has equally strong ties to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The collaborative environment at UF is also enriched by the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, and numerous other Institutes and Centers, including the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology. Departmental faculty are actively involved in these and other collaborative opportunities.

Advertised Salary:

Salary will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate (DVM, PhD, MD, or equivalent professional degree) and be qualified for appointment to the rank of Full Professor. A strong record of extramurally funded research, collegiality, quality leadership and organizational skills, and a commitment to equality of opportunity are required. Preference will be given to candidates that can bring an active research program. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, names of four persons who can provide letters of reference, and a vision statement. Candidates will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. Email inquiries to Dr. Steve Roberts, Search Committee Chair ( are welcome; however, applications must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2017.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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