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Dean - College of Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

After 17 years of effective leadership as Dean of the College, Timothy R. Boosinger has accepted the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Auburn University.  Auburn University announces a search to recruit a new Dean who can build further on the College’s excellence and international reputation. 

Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2012 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 36th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence offering Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Its 2011 enrollment of over 25,400 students includes approximately 20,400 undergraduates, and 5,000 graduate students. There are 1,196 faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs. The city of Auburn is a thriving intellectual community located approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL, and is about 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery).

The mission of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. Through these efforts, the college will provide programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the State of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world. Collaborations with individuals in other veterinary college departments, on the main campus and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University Medical Schools (Atlanta, GA) are frequent and contribute to the success of Auburn’s research and clinical programs.

The College of Veterinary Medicine maintains extramurally funded research programs totaling $12.5 million per year in a variety of fields, including landscape phage-targeted therapeutics, parasitology, poultry diseases, immunotherapy, reproductive pathophysiology, translational animal modeling, olfactory physiology, clinical oncology, infectious diseases, and vaccinology.  Core research capabilities include flow cytometry/FACS, digital microscopy, multispectral imaging, laser-capture microdissection, transmission electron microscopy, and in vivo imaging (CT, MRI, and bioluminescence).  The College is a member of the interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on over 325 acres (encompasses over 1000 acres) two miles from the main campus. In addition, the College maintains 700 acres belonging to the Agriculture Experiment Station.  A new 71,500 square foot state-of-the-art large animal teaching hospital opened in 2003. Construction has begun on the new Small Animal Teaching Hospital and Educational Wing. Phase one of the project includes three auditorium-style lecture rooms and 15 seminar/conference rooms. The new small animal teaching hospital will offer the latest in veterinary technology and health care delivery. The state-of-the-art facility, expected to open in 2014, will enhance the educational experience of veterinary students and those receiving postgraduate specialty training while offering the most advanced veterinary care available to our clients. The College has 131 faculty members, 420 professional students (DVM) from over 20 states, and 270 staff.

The Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine reports directly to the Provost and provides leadership to advance the College. Major qualifications for this position include: a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree or equivalent, a graduate degree is desirable, a record of academic or professional achievement meriting appointment at the rank of Professor, administrative experience at or above a level equivalent to a department chair, commitment to academic excellence, innovation and collaboration, private fund-raising, effective communication skills with multiple constituencies, and  demonstrated leadership and management experience in complex organizations.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by October 15 to the address below to assure full consideration. (Additional information about the University, College, Position, and Search Process can be found on the University’s website at and the College website at

Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Search

R. William Funk & Associates

100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200

Dallas, Texas  75203


Fax:  214/295-3312


~Auburn University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply~

Date Posted 6/29/2012 3:41 pm 
Location Auburn, Alabama 
Compensation TBD 
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