The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recruiting qualified applicants for the Associate Dean (AD) of Clinical Services for the UF Veterinary Hospitals (UFVH). This leadership position will report to and advise the CVM Dean on matters related to the management and operations of the UFVH and will be responsible for future development and implementation of strategic plans. The AD will collaborate with CVM and UFVH leaders, including academic department chairs, associate deans, directors and service chiefs, to (1) ensure effective delivery of outstanding patient/client-centered care, (2) ensure that the UFVH meets the major needs for clinical training of professional students, interns’, residents and fellows and (3) provide an effective environment for the conduct of clinical research and clinical trials within the UFVH. Specific activities for which the AD will have primary or shared responsibilities include:
UFVH Daily Operations - AD will oversee operations of the UF small and large animal hospitals, pharmacy, veterinary diagnostic laboratories as well as a satellite emergency clinic (UF Pet Emergency Hospital) located offsite in Ocala, FL.
Human Resources Management – AD will oversee clinical activities of CVM faculty in the UFVH, as well as all activities of locums, house officers and hospital staff.
Financial Management – AD will work with the Hospital Board to develop and oversee UFVH annual budgets and have primary responsibility for regular monitoring of all aspects of UFVH business operations and satellite business operations, including fiscal performance, revenues, expenditures, fee structures and accounts receivables.
Clinical Service Activities – AD will oversee the quality of clinical services provided by UFVH clinicians and will work with CVM academic department chairs to develop and implement strategic plans that will maintain a competitive marketplace advantage for the UFVH.
Clinical Educational Activities – AD will work with the CVM Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and UFVH service chiefs to evaluate clinical training programs for CVM professional students, including implementation of clinical teaching innovations and assistance with the development of new or enhanced clerkship training opportunities in UFVH clinical services. In addition, the AD will oversee programs for clinical and professional training of house officers, including interns, residents and fellows that work in the UFVH.
Clinical Research Activities – AD will work with the CVM Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, academic department chairs and CVM faculty to oversee use of UFVH facilities, equipment and personnel in the conduct of clinical research and clinical trials and will be responsible for compliance with hospital rules and regulations pertaining to patient safety and confidentiality.
Leadership - AD will develop and implement strategic plans for UFVH; evaluate issues and develop plans to improve issues related to quality of life and wellbeing for staff, house officers and faculty as it pertains to the work environment; develop and provide mentorship to foster leadership skills for managers, service chiefs and new personnel.
Outreach, Public Relations and Marketing – AD will oversee the organization of annual events and continuing education opportunities that pertain to and promote clinical services of the UFVH. In addition, the AD will coordinate major outreach activities including UFVH marketing operations, engagement with the community of referring veterinarians (RDVMs) and efforts to determine the level of satisfaction with UFVH clinical services among key stakeholders, including RDVMs and clients.
The successful candidate will have an academic appointment as Associate Professor or Professor (Clinical or Tenure Track as appropriate) in the UFCVM and, accordingly, will be expected to develop a focus area for scholarly activity. The successful candidate may also contribute to the CVM teaching mission by participating in professional DVM student education. Potential areas for scholarly activities will be defined through negotiations with the Dean, and may include one or more broad initiatives related to clinical research, clinical service, academic veterinary hospital management or other areas that are relevant to the AD’s background and interests. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals must submit a current curriculum vita along with a letter of intent and names of three individuals who are willing to write letters in support of their application. The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s capabilities relative to the job duties listed here. Email inquiries to Dr. Dan Lewis, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org are welcome; however, applications must be submitted online. Applications for requisition number 80192 and supporting documents must be submitted online by October 31, 2021 at https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/92877. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been hired. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee to Dr. Dan Lewis at email@example.com.
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 http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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.
In order to be considered for this leadership position, applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) and should have 10 or more years of professional experience in academic veterinary medicine. Applicants with significant experience in business / hospital management and substantial leadership experience will be given additional favorable consideration.