Hanover College
  • Academic Affairs - Academic Affairs - Graduate Studies
  • Hanover, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Founding Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

Hanover College

Hanover College is looking for an experienced leader to be the Founding Dean of our School of Veterinary Medicine. The Founding Dean will establish an innovative Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program designed to increase access to veterinary education using strategies such as distributed clinical training and hybrid course delivery.  The Dean serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the School and will work with College leadership to chart a visionary course for veterinary education.

Position Responsibilities

  • Secure regional and initial professional program accreditation and maintain regulatory compliance associated with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council of Education (COE), including implementation of College policies and procedures, and compliance with regulatory and educational education accreditation standards;
  • Create and foster communication, collaboration, and teamwork, shared governance, and transparency to promote a culture of integrity and mutual respect;
  • Develop and maintain a contemporary and evidence-based DVM curriculum that meets accreditation standards and achieves program goals and expected outcomes;
  • Support DVM leadership team efforts in Admissions, Research, Curriculum, Clinical Education, Student Affairs, and Operations;
  • Provide faculty and staff with mentorship and regular evaluations, to include an organized professional development plan in the areas of teaching, research, and service;
  • Plan and administrate the DVM Program budget and financial resources to support the current and anticipated program needs, to include academic and clinical education, faculty, facilities, and equipment needs;
  • Plan and conduct DVM School faculty meetings;
  • Recruit faculty for the DVM School;
  • Provide recommendations on appointment, reappointment, promotion and tenure of faculty in accordance with the Hanover College System for Faculty Rank;
  • Oversee implementation of the learning management system, faculty instructional needs, and instructional technology needs of the program, students, faculty and staff;
  • Assist DVM students in academic advisement, monitoring academic progress, evaluating and investigating Program complaints;
  • Oversee Program assessment in collaboration with the College and other graduate programs;
  • Collaborate with Hanover graduate Program Directors (academic calendars, policies and procedures, College and program resources);
  • Serve on executive, planning, and standing committees at the College as directed by the Associate Provost;
  • Represent the DVM School to Hanover College, the community, and the profession of veterinary medicine.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned veterinary degree (DVM);
  • Senior faculty rank (Associate Professor or higher), with experience consistent with Hanover College system for designated faculty rank;
  • Proven skills as an effective, innovative, and collaborative leader gained through serving in an academic leadership position requiring strong administrative, financial management, and strategic planning skills;
  • Experience in distance education, learning management systems, instructional design, and technologies;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting veterinary medicine;
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in the areas of scholarship (Ph.D. or equivalent) or board certification within veterinary specialty.

About Hanover College

Hanover College is a premier, nationally recognized liberal arts institution that has core strengths in the natural and life sciences, education, and business and is an innovator in graduate health sciences education. Founded in 1827, Hanover is Indiana's oldest private, four-year college and sits on a beautiful 650-acre campus overlooking the Ohio River. The location offers convenient access to three major cities: Louisville, KY (60 minutes), Indianapolis, IN (90 minutes), and Cincinnati, OH (90 minutes). Hanover is a distinctive intellectual, challenging, and supportive community whose members value transformative learning, meaningful service, and lifelong inquiry. The College's students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and lives and nurtured to develop each individual's unique abilities to their highest level. Nearly 100 percent of Hanover's students receive some form of financial aid. More than 99 percent of the College's graduates gain full-time employment or enroll in graduate/professional school within seven months of graduation.

Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

To Apply

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preferred start date November 1, 2023. Electronic applications should include application letter addressing qualifications, leadership values, teaching philosophy, and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion;  curriculum vita, three professional letters of recommendation; and copies of transcripts. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Kerry Volansky, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies at facultysearch@hanover.edu. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. To apply and upload documents, visit https://hanover.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/. For more information, see https://www.hanover.edu/about/employment

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