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Executive Associate Dean

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $240,000-$325,000.

Application Window

Open date: December 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

POSITION AVAILABLE: Executive Associate Dean

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine seeks a dynamic, effective, and forward-thinking leader to serve as Executive Associate Dean (EAD), the second-ranking administrative official reporting directly to the Dean and serving as a principal strategic advisor. As a national leader in veterinary medicine with a mission to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment, the School has a rich history of educating veterinarians and veterinary scientists, discovering new knowledge through a robust and progressive research enterprise, and setting the standards in animal health care. Fully accredited by the AVMA Council on Education, the School is home to more than 2,000 faculty and staff, supported by a $265 million budget, and serves the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health care and welfare of animals, the health of the environment, and public health, and contributes to the economy. Beyond the UC Davis campus, the School has clinical programs in Tulare and San Diego, manages the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory system and includes Veterinary Medicine Extension. As the School prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary, it is embarking on an exciting new set of initiatives that include significant growth in each of its key missions. The EAD plays a vital role in the School’s continued growth, innovation, collaboration, and outreach.

The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader and administrator who will serve as a 100% Faculty Administrator and have broad responsibility for:

• Leadership and Administration: Working with the Dean, lead and administratively ensure the academic quality, fiscal integrity, and operational efficiency of all academic and clinical activities of the School with outcomes aligned with the School’s mission and strategic plan; shared responsibility for the development and stewardship of School resources to support the School’s continuing development as a premier academic veterinary medical institution; working with the Dean, champion and cultivate a culture of inclusion in support of diversity that embraces the UC Davis Principles of Community.

• Fiscal Responsibility: Work directly with the Dean and Executive Assistant Dean to allocate resources in support of teaching, research, and clinical/diagnostic service activities aligned with the School’s mission and strategic plan, including state allocation for the clinical teaching program; to support, sustain, and develop contemporary clinical experiential training and educational programs to prepare entry level veterinarians for clinical practice; and evaluate and make recommendations for cost saving measures, program efficiencies, and opportunities for revenue streams in support of the School’s programs.

• Academic Affairs and Personnel Management: Foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates creative scholarship and achievement in research, teaching, veterinary clinical care, and outreach; in consultation with the School’s academic leadership and faculty, develop and oversee a faculty recruitment plan, to advance the academic reputation of the School and concurrently enhance faculty diversity, through strategic investments in faculty renewal; administrative leadership of the Academic Personnel Unit with primary responsibility for recruitment, retention, and evaluation/advancement (merit, promotion, appraisal) of the School’s faculty; and administration of faculty professional development, career advancement, leadership training, and achievement recognition.

• Facilities, Equipment, Safety, and Security: Working with the Executive Assistant Dean, monitor facilities needs, ensure a safe working and learning environment including facilities maintenance and equipment renewal/acquisition; establish priorities for funding equipment purchases and facilities renovations; and support the School’s Development Office in cultivating philanthropic support for major equipment and facilities improvements and programmatic support.

UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities and its faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis strives to build a community of change-makers and problem solvers committed to creating a place where people from all walks of life and backgrounds can learn, grow, and discover together. Bordering the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of 70,000, 14 miles west of the state capital, Sacramento (home to the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and UC Davis Health), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras, the region offers a high-quality environment for faculty and staff members and their families.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2023; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; 4) names of four references (including addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); and 5) the Authorization to Release Information form. Application materials should be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at,

The University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments:

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• The successful candidate will hold a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and have a distinguished and balanced record in teaching, research, service, and administration to meet the requirements for appointment as Full Professor in the Tenure Track (I&R) or Clinical Professor (Clinical X) series at the University of California in one of the School’s six academic departments.
• Demonstrated visionary and strategic thinking and leadership including administration and management of human and financial resources and facilities, preferably in a research university.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and consensus building skills, required to form productive partnerships and build relationships. Demonstrated ability to work closely with faculty in an environment of shared governance, having sensitivity to the changing dynamics of academic veterinary medicine and ability to command the respect and trust of students, staff, faculty, administrators, department chairs, and institute/center directors. Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and team building.
• Extensive experience with contemporary veterinary education, clinical practice, and creative scholarship; demonstrated success in integrating the academic mission with the veterinary hospital clinical enterprise.

• Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, gender, and ability differences.

Preferred qualifications

• Advanced research training and board certification in a clinical specialty with national /international recognition preferred.
• Business acumen to provide leadership and guidance to a variety of self-supporting research, service, and clinical enterprises within the School, keen interest in or experience with philanthropic cultivation, and an ability to engage political processes appropriately and effectively to promote institutional missions and goals preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Intent - Outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at:

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment.(Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Davis, CA