Assoc. Dir, Personnel & Faculty Affairs
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 excellence in both publications and external funding 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 nontenure 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

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the global community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.

As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers over 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $521 million. Virginia Tech is located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia, offering a wide variety of cultural and outdoor recreational activities.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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. Review of applications will begin on April 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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 [email protected]

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

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 515719

Contact Information
Laura Welfare
[email protected]
Virginia Tech School of Education
1750 Kraft Dr. Room 2002
Blacksburg, 24061