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Associate Dean of the Graduate School

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This position is only open to current Virginia Tech tenured Associate or Full professors.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Faculty Rank: Professor
Role Title: Administrative Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180077
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% calendar-year 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, 2018.

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, provide support for policy and governance, and promote diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities include:
-Teach transformative graduate education courses.
-Consult with faculty and graduate students on policies and procedures.
-Provide development and leadership for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshops.
-Serve as a liaison to the Council of Associate Deans for Research and Council of Associate Deans for Graduate Studies.

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, serving on the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies (Graduate Curriculum Committee, DRSCAP, or Graduate Honors), or serving 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.
-Familiarity with the Graduate Catalog.

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

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit, and search for posting #AP0180077. Review of applications will begin on April 9th 2018.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenured
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 50
Pay Range:
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Dean - Graduate School
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Variable
Job Posting Date: 03/09/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/09/2018
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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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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  3. * Are you a current Virginia Tech associate professor or professor?
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Required Documents

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