Virginia Tech — Dean of the Graduate School

Virginia Tech invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The university seeks a leader for graduate education who will capitalize on its substantive strengths and help promote innovation, growth, and continued excellence in graduate education and research. 

This is an exciting inflection point at Virginia Tech. Over the past 20 years, the Graduate School has reshaped graduate education at Virginia Tech, becoming a world-class hub for transdisciplinary graduate education with the development of the Transformative Graduate Education initiatives, the Graduate Life Center, and the new Innovation Campus. The next Dean will be charged with developing and executing a strategy that builds upon this innovation, with a focus on building new and innovative graduate programs that attract students and external funding, and with an emphasis on excellence in graduate education across the university.

The next Dean will bring exceptional leadership skills and a depth of experience in academic administration, a strong and innovative vision for the future of graduate education, a history of creating robust interdisciplinary partnerships, and energy and enthusiasm for promoting the work of the graduate school. The Dean will play a public role with university, state, regional, national, and international stakeholders to further the mission of graduate education and advocate for resources and support for its important work. 

Building on its motto, Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—an institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. The institution seeks candidates who adopt and practice their Principles of Community, which are fundamental to the university’s ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of qualified candidates to join its community in preparing leaders for a diverse, global society and encourages individuals across racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities to apply.

A search committee with representation from across the university has been convened to conduct the search and to recommend finalists to the Executive Vice President and Provost of Virginia Tech. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, all applications, nominations, and confidential inquiries should be submitted by February 25, 2021 to:

Pamela Pezzoli, Philip Jaeger, and Jeff Kessner
Isaacson, Miller
www.imsearch.com/7801

Applications should include a letter of candidacy that responds to the agenda for leadership and the desired attributes for the Dean of the Graduate School and a complete résumé or vita. 

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 for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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