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Assistant Professor of Practice & Director of Graduate Education-Virginia Tech

18 Sep 2017 1:53 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education at Virginia Tech. This is a 100% teaching and administrative position. The person in this position will work closely with the faculty and department head in leading the department’s diverse, on and off campus, graduate programs, including the Masters of Agriculture and Life Sciences distance option in Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education and the on-campus graduate programs in ALCE. Review will begin September 29, 2017

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead visioning and strategic planning for growth and continued success of ALCE graduate programs.
  • Lead collaborative efforts to develop, implement and assess existing and new graduate concentrations within the degree program and graduate certificates.
  • Coordinate course offerings for the graduate degrees and certificate programs.
  • Collaborate with diverse faculty to improve and expand online course and certificate offerings.
  • Lead faculty development opportunities to design/redesign courses to enhance teaching and learning across graduate and certificate program, including online learning modalities and integrating best practices for technology enhanced learning.
  • Work with the academic coordinator on graduate application and admission process.
  • Serve as advisor for the ALCE Graduate Student Association
  • Teach courses across degree and certificate programs as appropriate and develop new offerings aligning with strategic growth of programs.
  • Provide leadership toward developing a nationally recognized graduate program that includes implementing scholarship of teaching and learning research agenda.
  • Seek and secure external funding to support teaching and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Required Qualifications:
Ph. D. in agricultural education, distance education, teaching and learning or a related discipline; Extensive experience with educational technology and technology applications in teaching and learning; Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic and diverse department; Excellent communication skills; The successful candidate will have the ability to work with a student body from diverse backgrounds and a commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community; Experience in developing and teaching distance courses.

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