Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is currently accepting applications for the new Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) and Chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM). Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the Director of DLAR is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of the Animal Care program, and ensuring institutional compliance with all federal, state, and university animal welfare regulations and guidelines. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. DLAR manages all vertebrate animal research conducted in 6 on-site facilities, and along with other veterinarian faculty and staff administers the institution’s animal care program, which has been continuously AAALAC accredited since 1987. The Director is expected to support the tripartite mission of DLAR/DCM to provide consistent, excellent animal care and research support for the MUSC research mission, train DLAR and research personnel in contemporary practices in animal use, and to conduct independent or collaborative research. This successful candidate will also serve as Chair of DCM in the MUSC College of Medicine. In that capacity, they will guide the academic and research missions of the DCM and report to the Dean of the College of Medicine. The candidate must possess a DVM from an AVMA accredited program, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have ACLAM, ACVP, or other relevant board certification. The applicant should be eligible for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the College of Medicine and have at least 5 years of experience in a laboratory animal managerial role, preferably as Director/Attending or Associate Director/Clinical Veterinarian.

MUSC, located in the coastal city of Charleston, SC, is an academic health sciences university that attracts over $250 million in research funding annually. Charleston is a historic town that is consistently ranked at the top of destinations to visit and live and is widely viewed as a progressive community committed to the arts, higher education and diverse cultural expression.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, a statement of career objectives, and a one-page statement on diversity and inclusion at Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the candidate will begin by July 1, 2021.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.