• University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 19, 2022

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Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking nominations and applications for a multi-track Chair & Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences. 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 group of faculty members with diverse research interests and expertise in animal models of disease, neuroscience, cardiopulmonary physiology, aquatic and environmental toxicology, reproduction/development, and bone biology. In addition to the conduct of extramurally-funded biomedical research, department faculty members contribute significantly to the CVM’s educational mission through instruction of professional veterinary medical students in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology as well as high-quality research training of doctoral-level graduate students in areas aligned with their individual research interests. The CVM is part of the UF Academic Health Center, which includes five other health-related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health & Health Professions) and is one of only three academic health centers in the nation where all six health-related colleges are located on a single campus. In addition to the college’s health center affiliation, the UF CVM is aligned strategically with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and has strong ties with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Together, these alliances create opportunities for vibrant research collaborations that are fostered through campus-wide research institutes and centers, including the Breathing Research and Training Center, Clinical Translational Science Institute, the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, the One Health Center of Excellence, Artificial Intelligence and many others. The UF Veterinary Hospitals bring additional opportunities for clinical/translational research through a diverse and robust caseload of small, large, and exotic animal patients each year. CVM faculty are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary research programs which contribute in part to UF’s consistent ranking among the nation’s top ten public universities according to US News & World Report. The campus is in Gainesville, a vibrant and growing community that has numerous cultural amenities in a setting with great natural beauty (see

Expected Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered, applicants must have an earned doctorate (DVM, PhD, MD, or equivalent professional degree). The candidate must have an active, ongoing, and strong record of extramurally funded research. The candidate must have documented experience in academic leadership, team building, university instruction, strong organizational and communication skills as well as a commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion, collegiality, and equal opportunity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates that have the potential to collaborate and enhance departmental programs and colleagues.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. Applications for job number 524146, must submit: (1) a cover letter including a statement of the applicant’s administrative leadership philosophy, articulated vison and how the candidate’s experience supports that vision, and a statement of philosophy related to diversity, equity and inclusion; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and contact information of three professional references must be submitted online. Email inquiries to Dr. Rowan Milner, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]) are welcome, however for full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Final candidates must provide official transcripts 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 educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If 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

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No.