Record #: 3307

Veterinary Practice Information:

Boyd H. Parr
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Practice Name:
Clemson University College of Veterinary Medicine
206 Sikes Hall
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Job Description:

 The Opportunity Clemson University invites applications and nominations for founding Dean of the proposed new College of Veterinary Medicine. We seek an innovative Dean who will provide significant leadership for planning and initiating this signature college. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will be expected to provide collaborative leadership and administrative oversight for the strategic and progressive development of the college’s research, teaching, service, and community engagement. A successful candidate for dean will embrace the challenges and opportunities to provide strong programs in the newest college at Clemson University, a highly ranked land-grant university. The Dean will possess the skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial vision to advance the goals in the University’s strategic plan and be a strong leader with broad experiences in diverse educational contexts. Evidence of vision and impact is sought across the following: In addition to the conventional job functions, the dean will be expected to: Design, justify, and implement a visionary strategic plan for the college that aligns with University’s strategic plan; Acquire and manage research and teaching resources, including faculty, staff, students, and facilities, that align with University’s strategic plan; Dedicate significant time to philanthropic activities to yield new resources and opportunities. JOB DESCRIPTION The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college. The Dean holds tenured faculty rank and provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning to help formulate and implement educational policies while serving as the collegiate faculty’s agent in the execution of such policies. The Dean serves as the principal internal and external spokesperson for the college as well as for its mission of promoting all areas associated with this college. Performance in office is reviewed at regular intervals by the Provost per the Clemson University Faculty Manual. The Dean will be responsible for: Fiduciary decisions: manage the budget and other resources; Departmental Administration: appoint department chairs and college administrators, and regularly review the performance of chairs and administrators in concert with the Provost as outlined in the faculty manual; Personnel: hiring; establish job titles and salaries; make decisions and review policies regarding renewal, tenure, promotion, and dismissal; authorize faculty leave; conduct annual faculty evaluations; promote departmental mentoring and development opportunities, and support professional development of faculty and staff; Academic Leadership: provide leadership and vision for academic programs, considering innovation, cost effectiveness, fidelity to standards, and accreditation; establish and maintain high academic standards for education courses in clinical skills laboratories; ensure effective student quality, recruitment, and retention; Endowment and Outreach: build, enhance and sustain an active fundraising and stewardship program; participate in various councils, commissions, and committees as set forth in university policy; represent the college within state and national boards and organizations, and other appropriate groups; College Governance: participate in shared governance, create ad hoc committees of the collegiate faculty; hear faculty grievances; promote academic freedom and responsibility; ensure that the college provides a diverse, opportunity- and perspective-rich environment; Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: champion diversity, inclusivity, and belonging among students, faculty and staff; Engagement: Effectively demonstrate a commitment to Clemson Values and the university’s strategic plan and engage the college in the campus, state, national and global communities. 
Training Required:
  Minimum qualifications for this position are a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a distinguished record of achievements that would merit an appointment as professor with tenure in an academic department in the college, and an excellent record of academic leadership, administrative experience, and responsibilities.A Ph.D. and/or board certification is preferred. The successful candidate for dean will demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship, outstanding capacity to communicate with multiple constituencies, provide leadership for the college’s broad spectrum of academic activities, and develop an engaging vision for the future of the college.  
Experience Desired:
 The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of recruiting and retaining faculty; a commitment to the principles and practices of shared governance; a strong commitment to diversity; strong fiscal and personnel management skills; an ability to enhance research; demonstrated success in obtaining philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and corporations, and/or show a genuine enthusiasm to engage in such fundraising; and the skills to steward such philanthropic support. 
 negotiable Application Instructions Clemson University invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete CV, and list of five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted via Interfolio using the following link: Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until final candidates are identified. Please direct any confidential inquiries, nominations, or questions to Clemson University Executive Talent Partner, Rainer Neely  
 Benefits: Rainer Neely Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women. 

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Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 The University and the State of South Carolina have committed nearly $300M to build the college’s teaching and research facilities immediately adjacent to the main campus in Clemson, SC.  
Other Personnel :  The college will consist of the doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree, multiple graduate degrees to be determined over the next few years, and several nationally acclaimed initiatives and programs The college will be organized into academic departments, and multiple distributed clinical education sites and centers, supported by associate deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, and will serve 320 professional degree students when fully enrolled as well as graduate students. 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 This position is for the Founding Dean for the first College of Veterinary Medicine in the state of South Carolina. 
Practice Area:  Clemson University is a selective, public, Carnegie R1 research university in a college-town setting. Established in 1889 through the will of the founder, Thomas Green Clemson, the university is located on a 20,000-acre campus in Upstate South Carolina in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along Lake Hartwell. The University provides bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 majors through seven academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; Business; Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; Education; and Science. The University also has Extension offices in every county of the state as well as teaching and research sites in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Greenwood, as well as four international sites. Clemson has a total enrollment of 22,566 undergraduate and 5,900 graduate students. The student to faculty ratio is 16:1, with a median undergraduate class size of 27. The six-year graduation rate is 85.3 percent.  

Date job was submitted:    4/3/2023 

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