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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 10046059
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Academic Management, Administrative/Business/Professional, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for the position of Director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). The VDL is a premier, state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratory, accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), occupying a modern 152,000 square foot facility at Michigan State University and providing a comprehensive array of diagnostic services including anatomic and clinical pathology, endocrinology, nutrition, toxicology, virology, bacteriology and immunodiagnostics. The diagnostic laboratory is operated by 135 faculty and staff and processes more than 200,000 case submissions annually with an annual budget of $16M. The laboratory offers a comprehensive catalog of tests with more than 750 diagnostic services designed to assist veterinarians, animal owners, public officials and organizations in identifying, tracking and addressing animal and public health concerns.

The Director is expected to uphold and facilitate the VDL mission and vision, including promotion of the standards of excellence within laboratory sections and adherence to AAVLD quality principles. The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership, administrative, management and entrepreneurial skills, in keeping with the VDL commitment to excellence in diagnostic service, research and teaching. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. The successful candidate must be committed to promote an inclusive work environment that welcomes and encourages the diverse workforce that makes VDL successful.  The successful candidate will I also interact closely with colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine and University administration, faculty, staff, students as well as clients and the general public and must be an effective spokesperson for the VDL and its programs.

In addition, the successful candidate will represent the VDL in interactions with state agencies such as the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; animal industry groups and agricultural organizations including the National Animal Health Laboratory Network; and other agencies including the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and must have the ability to coordinate activities with national and state associations such as the AAVLD, the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). Finally, experience working with and responding to media inquiries is desirable.The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and serves on the Dean's Cabinet.

This position is a full-time annual appointment in the tenure, health programs or fixed term appointment system.  Initial and subsequent appointments as Director are for 5-year terms with academic and administrative review initiated in the 4th year of each term. The Director will hold an Academic Administrator title and the successful candidate is expected to qualify for and hold an appropriate professorial title in an academic department within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -DVM or equivalent veterinary medical deg

Desired Degree

Other -PhD and/or board certification in a labo

Minimum Requirements

The Director must have a DVM degree or equivalent and to satisfy AAVLD accreditation, at least 5 years veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience; and at least 5 years directing/supervising experience. Experience includes regulatory/policy, industry, state/federal and practice management. 

Applicants must be licensed or eligible for full or limited (academic institution) licensure in the state of Michigan. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Desired Qualifications

A PhD and/or board certification in a laboratory-related specialty are desirable, as is a demonstrated achievement in research, teaching, diagnostic medicine and/or outreach.

Required Application Materials

(1) a statement of interest outlining special interest in the position, specific strengths and experiences pertinent to the position, and career goals  2) curriculum vitae; 3) diversity and inclusion statement; and 4) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail) of 3 professional references.

Special Instructions

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: (1) a statement of interest outlining special interest in the position, specific strengths and experiences pertinent to the position, and career goals  2) curriculum vitae; 3) diversity and inclusion statement; and 4) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail) of 3 professional references.  Qualified applicants wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Rinosh Mani, Search Committee Chair (phone 517-353-9053; e-mail: manirino@msu.edu).

Review of Applications Begins On

11/30/2020

Website

www.vdl.msu.edu

Department Statement

The VDL is a premier, state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratory, accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), occupying a modern 152,000 square foot facility at Michigan State University and providing a comprehensive array of diagnostic services including anatomic and clinical pathology, endocrinology, nutrition, toxicology, virology, bacteriology and immunodiagnostics. The diagnostic laboratory is operated by 135 faculty and staff and processes more than 200,000 case submissions annually with an annual budget of $16M. The laboratory offers a comprehensive catalog of tests with more than 750 diagnostic services designed to assist veterinarians, animal owners, public officials and organizations in identifying, tracking and addressing animal and public health concerns.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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