Iowa State University, one of the nation's leading land-grant institutions, seeks a proven leader to carry the pioneering vision of the nation’s first public veterinary college and to hold the endowed position of Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean's Chair in Veterinary Medicine. Established in 1879, the College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice, and service to the State of Iowa, the nation, and the world.  See

The dean will be in the enviable position of leading a college that is committed to continued excellence as evidenced by investments of nearly $105 million in state-of-the-art facilities for education, research, clinical programs, and laboratories, including the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center and a Biosafety Level 3 facility. As part of ISU’s strong interdisciplinary culture, the members of the college collaborate on research and training programs across the university and with the USDA National Centers for Animal Health, co-located in Ames. Strategic faculty hires support strengths across the college and support for Iowa’s commitment to animal and human health as well as a $10 billion state livestock industry.

The Dean will provide forward-looking planning for the education of nearly 600 DVM candidates including 50 enrolled through cooperative agreement with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The college faculty is comprised of 120 tenured/tenure track and 50 clinical track faculty, 35 residents, interns, and other faculty. In addition, nearly 180 graduate students are pursuing MS and PhD degrees. 

Iowa State University, an AAU university, has over 36,000 students from all 50 states and 110 countries. ISU is located in the nation's heartland in Ames, Iowa; the campus has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the nation, and Ames recently ranked as one of the most livable small cities in the United States.

The selected candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and have a distinguished record in the profession that qualifies the candidate for tenure at the rank of full professor in one of the departments in the college; must have a vision for the teaching, research and outreach missions of a land-grant university, a mission that incorporates emerging trends and needs in veterinary education, research and practice; must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including effective skills in working with individuals and groups; must have leadership experience in a complex academic, governmental, or business organization and an ability to build and sustain internal and external collaborations; and must have a demonstrated commitment to achieving and sustaining diversity. Preferred qualifications include a PhD, board certification, prior experience in fund raising, and working with students and stakeholders. See for additional information about the search.

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Iowa State University.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, it is preferred that applications be submitted by August 6, 2018.  Send materials to the following:

Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
Parker Executive Search
5 Concourse Parkway Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 804-1996 ext. 109; Fax: (770) 804-1917 |

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.

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