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Dean, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Blacksburg, VA

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) – a partnership of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland – welcomes applications and nominations for its next Dean. VMCVM is unique among schools of veterinary medicine: it spans two major research universities and their respective locations, and has enabled a mix of classic and innovative training and research foci. Its programs are highly regarded thanks to talented faculty and a culture of collaboration within the college and across both universities. The VMCVM recently announced the most diverse and competitive applicant pool for the DVM program in its history, has a thriving Masters in Public Health (MPH) program, and recently added undergraduate education with the new BSPH degree program. Construction of a new Comparative Oncology Research Center in Roanoke, Virginia is underway and will further support the VMCVM research enterprise and PhD and MS degree programs. The sum total is a college with strong momentum positioned to advance veterinary medicine, pathobiological sciences, and public health in novel ways that leverage the strengths of two campuses and a regional geography.  

The College seeks a Dean who will capitalize on its unique strengths and help promote innovation and continued excellence in research, education programs, and clinical delivery. The next leader will bring exceptional leadership skills and a depth of experience in academic administration; a strong and innovative vision for the future of veterinary medicine and public health; a history of creating robust interdisciplinary partnerships; and energy and enthusiasm for promoting the work of the college. The Dean will play a public role with university, state, regional, and national stakeholders to further the mission of VMCVM and advocate for resources and support for its important work.

Flip Jaeger is leading this search with Sherlene Parsons.

Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland do not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


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