Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Director of the Teaching Hospital

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Director of the Teaching Hospital in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The Associate Dean and Director will serve as the leader of clinical services for the College. 


The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946 and listed among the nation’s top ten veterinary institutions by multiple ranking bodies, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The College’s programs benefit pets, food-producing animals, horses, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with some of the most technologically advanced diagnostic and research facilities located on a university campus, the College is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that threaten both animal and human health. The College makes significant contributions to Georgia’s agriculture industry, which has a state economic impact of over $70 billion.


In March 2015, the College’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital moved into a new, state-of-the-art, world-class animal healthcare facility where over 30,000 cases are seen annually.  The hospital is part of the UGA Veterinary Medical Center, which also includes an education building for teaching veterinary students. The Center encompasses just over 300,000 square feet, and was built to enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to better meet its students’ educational needs and its current and future patient care demands. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital website is located at


The Associate Dean and Director is responsible for the management of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in cooperation with the Hospital Board and for oversight of the entire Veterinary Medical Center campus. The Associate Dean and Director works with the Hospital Board in developing budgets, hospital policies and procedures, and matters pertaining to hospital personnel. The Associate Dean and Director oversees all fiscal responsibilities for the hospital, which includes equipment, personnel, and operating expenses. The Associate Dean and Director cooperates with department heads and the College administration in carrying out the activities of the hospital that involve their faculty.  This role serves on the College Administrative Council and Executive Cabinet, and reports directly to the Dean.


A DVM degree (or equivalent degree), at least 2 years veterinary clinical experience and at least 2 years of management experience in a large veterinary practice are required.


A post-DVM degree or advanced clinical training in a specialty is preferred. Candidates with at least 5 years of experience in large business operations and/or advanced training in business management are preferred. 


This person should understand the role of a major veterinary teaching hospital within a land-grant university and embrace its tripartite mission of teaching, research, and clinical service. The successful candidate should be an excellent communicator, possess strong interpersonal, administrative, leadership and business management skills, be a strategic thinker, and an excellent mentor. The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Clinical (non-tenure track), Tenure Track, or Tenured faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level, depending upon qualifications.


To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field of expertise.


To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment appropriate to their work assignments. Candidates must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their field as well as the likelihood of maintaining that stature.


To be considered at the Clinical Associate Professor level, candidates should demonstrate excellence in clinical competency and should at minimum be recognized at the regional level as an authority within a practice specialty based on documented excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional leadership, practice and/or service as related to the position.


To be considered at the Clinical Professor level, candidates should demonstrate excellence in clinical competency and should be recognized at the national level as an authority within a practice specialty based on documented excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional leadership, practice and/or service as related to the position. In addition, candidates should demonstrate superior performance and be recognized by students and peers as an outstanding educator in the discipline.


To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.


UGA is ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.


UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the birthplace of public higher education in America. UGA employs approximately 2,000 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,000 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 38,500 students, including over 29,500 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at


Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Thursday, November 14, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.  The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).


All applicants must apply online at Please see the job posting at:


To request a descriptive Opportunity Profile for this position, provide a nomination, or seek additional information, please contact Sean Ryder, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-6240 or Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.