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Associate Dean of the Graduate School

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Administrative Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170078
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Graduate School invites nominations and applications from Virginia Tech faculty for the position of Associate Dean of the Graduate School. This is a senior-level position reporting directly to the Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education. This position is a 50 to 75%-time CY renewable appointment to be held concurrently with a Virginia Tech tenured associate professor or professor appointment. The expected starting date is no later than August 1, 2017.

The associate dean is expected to work closely with the Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education and other associate deans and staff of the Graduate School as well as with Virginia Tech faculty and administrators to ensure excellence in graduate education, support graduate programs, support graduate school initiatives, and promote diversity and inclusion.
Responsibilities include:

• Manage graduate curriculum development in coordination with the Offices of the Registrar and university SCHEV Liaison
• Serve as Graduate School liaison to the Degree Requirement Standards, Criteria, and Academic Policy Committee of the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies
• Teach transformative graduate education courses
• Manage the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education (IGEP) and the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral (IPhD) Programs
• Consult with faculty and graduate students on policies and procedures
• Provide administrative support and supervision of staff

Required Qualifications:

Tenured associate professor or professor

Demonstrated record of scholarship and active engagement in graduate education

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the administration or support of a graduate program – e.g., serving as graduate program director, on the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies, or on a departmental graduate program committee.

Experience teaching graduate-level courses, chairing and serving on graduate advisory committees, and mentoring graduate assistants

Familiarity with the university governance system

Understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary education

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, please go to, posting AP0170078. Individuals wishing to nominate tenured professors for this position should submit a letter of nomination and a brief statement of the nominee’s qualifications via email to Muhammad Hajj at To apply, please attach a letter expressing interest in the position and addressing how your experience meets the stated qualifications, a resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information to the online application. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2017. Individuals desiring accommodations should notify Marilynn King at 540-231-7581 or by the review date. All nominations and applications will be held confidential.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Dean - Graduate School
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5
Job Posting Date: 03/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/17/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? Yes
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * This is a University Only search. Only current salaried employees and 1500 hour wage employees are eligible to apply. Are you currently employed at Virginia Tech as a salaried employee or 1500 hour wage employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
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  3. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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