University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine - Associate Dean for Operations and Strategic Initiatives

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recruiting for an Associate Dean (AD) for College Operations and Strategic Initiatives. We invite applications for a clinical or tenure-track, full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. As a vital  leadership position for CVM, the AD reports to and advises the Dean, provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure the financial strength and operating efficiency of the College, and to ensure the proper operational controls and administrative/financial reporting procedures and systems to effectively advance the College. The AD has responsibility for oversight of an array of college activities, as delegated by the Dean, and is a member of the Dean’s Council.  Those strategic and operational activities for which the AD has primary or shared responsibility include:

  •  Implementation of Strategic Initiatives – Provides oversight of activities and accomplishments related to CVM strategic priorities, establishing both timelines and accountability.

  • Financial Management – This includes directing the formulation and implementation of the all funds that comprise the College budget, oversight of the financial services office that includes a college-wide shared services center that is comprised of purchasing, central warehouse, financial reporting, and budgeting. Responsible for coordination, preparation, and as needed, negotiation, of legally acceptable contracts with various users of Hospital and College services with the appropriate UF General Counsel offices to include contracts, procurement, and intellectual property. Will work closely with the CVM associate deans, department chairs, and department administrators to ensure the administrative, operational, and financial functions of the CVM are aligned and appropriately integrated with university policies and practices. Additionally, this position serves as Treasurer for the FVMFA Inc., a university component unit.

  • Human Resource Management – Provides administrative oversight to college human resource office.

  • Facilities Management – Provides overall supervision of renovations and construction, building maintenance, security office, contract negotiations and management. Supervises space and facility planning, room assignments, furnishing and equipping, and related issues for CVM spaces; works together with the Associate Dean for Research regarding research-related space, the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs regarding classroom space and teaching facilities, and the Associate Dean for Clinical Services regarding clinical space and facilities.

  • Information Technology-Provides oversight of the College need for Information Technology and works with campus resources to provide appropriate Educational, Clinical and College IT support.

  • Veterinary Hospitals – Serves as a member of the Hospital Board, the Florida Veterinary

Medical Faculty Association (FVMFA) Board, and the FVMFA Audit Committee.

In addition to these responsibilities, the AD will serve coordinator between the Dean, Chairpersons, and Directors for day-to-day activities and special projects, provide assistance to chairs, deans, and faculty in dealing with operational issues within the College and University, and provide administrative directives for daily operations for financial, human resources and facilities management.

To assure a thorough understanding of this specific leadership opportunity, applicants should have at least 10 years professional experience (FTE basis) with at least 5 years in an academic setting, preferably within academic veterinary medicine, and substantial leadership experience.  In addition, applicants should have a track record of creating successful programs.

The successful candidate will have a DVM (or equivalent) and/or PhD, MBA or comparable business experience, and will be encouraged to develop his/her own individual academic program to complement the AD activities.  Options for this academic program will be defined in negotiation with the Dean, and might include teaching, research, and/or clinical service as determined by the candidate’s background and interests. Salary and rank will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

All applicants must apply online to be considered for the position. For full consideration, qualified applicants are invited to submit a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant is required.  The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description. Applications for requisition number 42272 and supporting documents must be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

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. Dana Zimmel .

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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.



Sally Henry