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.
The Associate Director of University-wide Undergraduate Academic Programs is a 12-month administrative faculty position within Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The Associate Director provides strategic and operational leadership to the array of responsibilities in the Office of University-wide Undergraduate Academic Programs including first year experience programs, the University’s Common Book Project, academic based peer mentoring initiatives, and proactive coordination with student support and co-curricular units across the university.
The position requires an individual who has strong conceptual, analytical and integrative thinking skills especially with respect to first year students. The successful candidate will have proven success in effective teaching and learning and organizational experience in higher education.
Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
Knowledge of student development and excellence in academic activities related to undergraduate students.
Ability to conduct assessment of the effectiveness of student programs.
Success in managing large scale, complex projects from conception to implementation.
Success working in collaborative environments.
Leadership in effective teaching and learning.
Success in designing and implementing professional training and presentations.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
PhD in a relevant field.
College level teaching.
Record of scholarship in the area of first year students or a related field.
Expertise in experiential learning.
Expertise in mentoring programs for students.
Experience in managing budgets and/or grants programs.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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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.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).