Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The WVU Davis College of Agricultural, Natural Resources and Design (DCANRD) is seeking an Associate Dean for Academic Administration to provide leadership and innovation in the areas of curriculum enhancement, and graduate and undergraduate education. This is an internal posting open to WVU employees only.

This position ensures efficient and effective administration of policies and procedures in the areas of responsibility listed below.

Davis College has an outstanding record of quality teaching, productive research and a history of strong collegiality and interdisciplinary work. This has fostered sustained productivity and recognition both nationally and internationally. A system of College farms and forests, greenhouses and new facilities, assists effective teaching throughout the College.

This is a 12-month administrative appointment with overall responsibility for undergraduate and graduate academic affairs in the DCANRD. The Associate Dean serves under the supervision of the Dean of the Davis College, and is part of the Dean’s administrative team that consists of four assistant/associate deans and five Academic Directors: Animal and Nutritional Sciences; Plant and Soil Sciences; Forestry and Natural Resources; Resource Economics and Management; and Design and Community Development.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Oversee academic policies for the DCANRD.
  • Oversee the recruitment of qualified students to all academic programs and services to them.
  • Oversee academic advisement and student progression.
  • Coordinate course schedules with department chairs.
  • Monitor admission, progression and graduation policies.
  • Oversee College Office of Student Services.
  • Lead and oversee operations that support the programs of instruction.
  • Serve as a role model for innovation, collaboration, and consensus-building.
  • Lead and manage accreditation and regulatory requirements of academic programs.
  • Create academic reports for accreditation, the state board of nursing, and board of trustees.
  • Represent the DCANRD on university committees and task forces related to academic issues.
  • Address student concerns regarding curriculum.
  • Provide for faculty development in the area of curriculum and assessment.
  • Provide educational consultation to faculty regarding the development of courses.
  • Collaborate with School/Division Directors.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of faculty.
  • Seek funding opportunities for academic programs.

Qualifications :

The successful applicant must demonstrate leadership and an aptitude for management, with preference given for previous administrative experience. This individual must possess effective oral and written skills that support a strong record of effective interpersonal communication. Five years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and/or administration required. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a discipline related to the DCANRD, and the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure or non-tenure track) at West Virginia University is required.

Qualified applicants should submit a package that includes: 1) an interest letter that includes a discussion of their leadership philosophy and experiences, 2) a statement addressing their experiences with Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) the names and contact information for three references to and navigate to the position title above. References will be contacted only after candidates are informed. A background check is required. Inquiries for additional information should be directed to Peter Butler (, phone: 304-293-5462). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and first consideration will be given to candidates who apply by that date. WVU will accept and prefers electronic submissions.

For additional information, you may contact Denise Hunnell, Senior Office Administrator, Office of the Dean at, or by telephone at 304-293-2383.

Valid Driver’s License required for independent travel.

WVU is located in Morgantown, WV and is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University. Morgantown and vicinity have a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities and industry. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. More information on WVU is available at and for Morgantown at

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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