The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director of the Teaching Hospital for Iowa State University’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive veterinary services for companion and large animals and has board-certified veterinarians in Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Theriogenology, and Diagnostic Imaging. The LVMC has over 40 faculty members and serves as the main referral hospital for the State of Iowa and surrounding states. Our faculty, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art care to over 20,000 patients each year. The LVMC also provides the foundation for clinical training in professional veterinary medical education (DVM) as well as veterinary internships and residency programs.
The Executive Director will serve a primary administrative position responsible for coordination and oversight of the LVMC and develop strategic planning for the teaching hospital. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and serve on the College Leadership Cabinet, which provides overall direction for the college. The successful candidate will work closely with other college administrators, academic department administrators, and hospital faculty and staff in establishing and executing sound business and practice strategies to maintain and advance the Hixson-Lied Small Animal and Large Animal teaching hospitals. Supporting the daily hospital operations, the Executive Director will oversee and work with current hospital leadership including an Operations Manager, Business Manager, and various section supervisors. The Executive Director will interface with constituents across campus that are critical to hospital operations and will also serve as a board member of our affiliated small animal emergency and specialty hospital, Iowa Veterinary Specialties (IVS), located in Des Moines, Iowa. The Executive Director will also work with the ISU Foundation to promote fundraising activities that support the LVMC, Department and College.
We seek a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented, and highly effective communicator to continue the clinical and educational mission of the LVMC. The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of the mission and role of a veterinary teaching hospital in a land-grant university, and should possess strong interpersonal, administrative, leadership and business management skills. The Executive Director should be able to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds and have a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive environment. Depending on desires and qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position in either the Term (Clinical Associate or Full Professor) or Tenure (Associate or Full Professor) track. Expectations for clinical service, teaching or research are not required but may be available if desired.
Department & College Description:
The College of Veterinary Medicine offers excellent career opportunities to outstanding researchers and veterinarians at all stages of their professional careers. As a member of the AAU, located in the family-friendly Midwestern community of Ames, Iowa State University offers individuals and families opportunities to build their professional careers and personal lives in a thriving community, centered on one of the leading research universities in the nation.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
DVM (or equivalent degree)
2 years of veterinary clinical experience
2 years of veterinary administrative or leadership experience
A valid State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before the first date of employment
Clinical Associate Professor: A record of successfully contributing to the mission of the university or a record of contributions in the professional field and promise of further academic and professional development.
Clinical Professor: Proven excellence and effectiveness contributing to the mission of the university or who have demonstrated substantial contributions to their professional field.
Associate Professor: Solid academic reputation and show promise of further development and productivity in their academic career by demonstrating excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for national distinction.
Professor: Recognized by their professional peers within the university, as well as nationally and/or internationally, for the quality of the contribution to their discipline, by demonstrating a national distinction in scholarship, as evident in candidate's wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession.
Advanced specialty training and board certification
Experience or formal education in business management
Experience with or demonstrated understanding of academic teaching hospitals
Additional experience and demonstrated success in veterinary leadership roles
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R4522
About Iowa State University
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.