Virginia Tech’s School of Education (SOE) is dedicated to enriching the lives of pre-kindergarten through college learners, their families, and their communities through inquiry, leadership, and advocacy in a diverse world. The school’s mission aligns within Virginia Tech’s motto, “Ut Prosim” (That I May Serve), with the school’s faculty members fulfilling the mission through the preparation of educational professionals, applied research, and high-impact outreach. The school promotes rigorous inquiry in all aspects of its teaching, research, and outreach, provides the leadership necessary to advance all educational systems, and engages in advocacy that ensures equity and accessibility to quality learning experiences for all members of a diverse and global community.
The SOE is one of two schools and 11 academic departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). The SOE has three Associate Directors and one Assistant Director in addition to approximately 35 tenure-track faculty, 15 non-tenure-track faculty, 17 part-time adjunct faculty, 17 research faculty, and 23 staff. Managing a budget of over $4 million, the SOE Director reports to the CLAHS Dean and oversees the School’s centers and offices. In addition to the main campus in Blacksburg, the school offers programs at sites throughout Virginia, including Virginia Tech’s campuses and facilities in Falls Church, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke. Please note that occasional travel site visits to other Virginia Tech campuses and for conferences and meetings is required.
The SOE offers licensure programs for teachers, counselors, and administrators, all of which are approved by the Virginia Department of Education. Our programs are accredited by professional organizations including the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). More than 550 graduate students are enrolled in a wide range of M.A., M.A.Ed., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. granting programs. The new Director will oversee the addition of a new undergraduate teacher education program beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. More information about Virginia Tech's School of Education can be found at https://liberalarts.vt.edu/departments-and-schools/school-of-education.html.
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or a related field;
A substantive and highly visible record of published research in one or more focused areas that would support an appointment to the rank of professor in the school;
A demonstrated national or international profile within the field of education;
A demonstrated record of administrative leadership within an accredited institution of higher education;
A demonstrated record of teaching and advising graduate and/or undergraduate students in education;
A commitment to creating and sustaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment within the School of Education.
Successful experience or demonstrated potential in fundraising, outreach, and development activities;
Evidence of working collaboratively to support student, faculty, and staff success;
Evidence of experience with assessment, evaluation, and/or continuous improvement of academic programs and administrative services.
January 20, 2020
Qualified candidates should submit a curriculum vitae; a letter of application that addresses the requirements outlined below, emphasizing a vision for the SOE and relevant leadership experience; and the names and contact information for five references. These documents must be submitted online at jobs.vt.edu (Job Number 512270). Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by the review date. This search will be conducted with the utmost respect for confidentiality, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
Internal Number: 512270
About Virginia Tech
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