The Virginia Tech School of Education is inviting applications for the position of Associate Director of Personnel and Faculty Affairs in the School of Education. We seek an accomplished scholar with a proven record of research and teaching excellence interested in supporting the development of faculty and staff across the career span. This is a 12-month tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor.

The Associate Director of Personnel and Faculty Affairs at Virginia Tech works closely with the Director of the School to advance its mission and support the ongoing recruitment, hiring, development, and evaluation of all personnel and faculty in the School, including non-tenure track faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate assistants. The Associate Director plays a critical role in the induction of new faculty, the ongoing development of mid-career and senior faculty, and facilitates the tenure, promotion, and annual evaluation processes, as well as research leaves and faculty awards and recognition. The School of Education seeks a leader who embodies the principles of Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the University’s Principles of Community, including the aims and goals of InclusiveVT, and holds a record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the expectations of faculty at the rank of associate professor or professor at Virginia Tech. This position requires occasional travel and may include some teaching.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Education or related field aligned with one or more of the School of Education’s program areas
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced in faculty development at all ranks
  • Experience with the development and implementation of institutional policies and governance
  • Evidence of tangible outcomes related to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, outreach, and service sufficient to warrant tenure at the rank of associate professor or professor at Virginia Tech

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in and experience with shared governance
  • A demonstrated record of administrative leadership within an accredited institution of higher education
  • Experience with processes related to promotion and tenure
  • Experience with budgeting and fiscal management, faculty teaching loads, supervision of staff, scheduling, space management, and/or other administrative/management tasks

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position of Associate Director of Personnel and Faculty Affairs (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted online at, Job number 515719.

Employment is contingent upon submission of official university transcripts and a criminal background check.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Laura Welfare, Search Committee Chair, at

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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