Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences (CALS) at Virginia Tech are recruiting its next
Associate Dean and Director of VCE. The Associate Dean and Director
provides primary leadership for all aspects of Virginia Cooperative
Extension. We are seeking an energetic leader, strategic thinker,
relationship builder, and strong communicator who will strengthen
the role of VCE and CALS throughout the university and the
communities it serves. The Director reports to the Dean of CALS,
and serves with the associate deans for Academic Programs, Research
and Graduate Studies, and CALS Global as a member of the dean’s
executive team. The director is also one of the voting members of
the University’s Administrative Council for Extension and
Experiment Station Research. The director collaborates closely with
the Extension Administrator at Virginia State University to ensure
a shared vision and to promote a state-wide joint Extension
program. The director will also represent VCE at the state,
regional and national levels, as well as build strong relationships
with stakeholders, partners, and funders.
VCE programs are delivered through a network of faculty and staff
at two universities, 107 county and city offices, 11 Agricultural
Research and Extension Centers, and six 4-H educational centers.
Our system incorporates the expertise of faculty in the Virginia
Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Natural
Resources and Environment, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary
Medicine, and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, as well
as the School of Agriculture at Virginia State University.
Applications should be submitted through this site ( www.jobs.vt.edu
; Job #519044).
Nominations of individuals for this position and additional
information about this position, Virginia Tech, and VCE can be
found at the following site:
In addition to the online application, applicants are required to
attach 1) Updated CV, 2) Statement of Extension Philosophy, and 3)
Names and contact information of 3 references.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and will
continue until the position is filled. Questions about this
position can also be directed to Dr. Tom Thompson, search committee
chair, at 540-231-4152 or email@example.com
● An earned doctorate in a field of study commonly associated with
colleges of agricultural sciences, natural resources, human
sciences or veterinary medicine.
● Distinguished record of achievement and scholarship.
● Demonstrated success in forming teams and encouraging
collaboration amongst specialists, agents, and internal and
● Experience in fiscal management and building a portfolio of
external funding and building funding capacity.
● Experience in planning, organizing, and communicating policies
● Demonstrated ability to represent the university and Extension to
diverse constituencies at local, state, and national levels.
● A commitment to the university’s principles of community, and a
clear recognition of the land-grant mission.
● A commitment to building a diverse workforce and serving diverse
● Candidates should have the ability to administer and promote
statewide Extension programs, and possess vision and the ability to
successfully engage, motivate, and lead people.
• Track record of developing productive relationships with
legislators, local and state government officials, and industry and
• Credentials appropriate for rank of professor are
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
March 15, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
Travel required. Must have a driver's license check and an
acceptable and safe driving record.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
, a school of
, a veterinary
college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
. The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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 military 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
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an
accommodation, please contact Dr. Tom Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.
February 7, 2022