Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) invites applications for the position of Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty. Availability of the position begins on 01 July 2018.The Dean of the Faculty reports directly to the Superintendent (president), the chief administrative officer. The Dean is the principal deputy to the Superintendent and is responsible for the planning, development, administration, and evaluation of all academic and academic-support programs. Further, the Dean is expected to champion academic excellence within a military system.

Candidates must have an appropriate educational background to include an earned doctorate from a recognized, accredited institution. They should also have relevant administrative experience, a reputation for professionalism in dealing with faculty, colleagues, subordinates, and associates, as well as a strong personal and professional commitment to academic excellence. In addition, candidates must have a record of distinguished leadership in positions of increasing responsibility in organizations that may include, but not limited to: an accredited academic institution; the U.S. military; an executive position in a significant business enterprise; or a high level position in a governmental or non- profit organization. Prior military experience, while not required, is desirable, as is an understanding of the mutually supporting roles of the military and academic cultures of a military college.

VMI is an undergraduate military college of engineering, liberal arts, and sciences located in a small, historic college town. It enrolls approximately 1,650 cadets, both men and women, and all cadets live on the VMI Post in barracks. Faculty, administrators, and cadets wear military uniforms and observe military customs and courtesies. VMI has the highest per capita endowment of any public educational institution in the United States. (For further information:

The review of applications will begin no earlier than 15 March 2018 and continue until the position has been filled. Candidates must apply online at  and include a full curriculum vitae, a copy of the doctoral degree, a philosophy of education statement, and a cover letter that includes views on academic leadership. Candidates should also request that three letters of recommendation be sent to the Human Resources Office, Virginia Military Institute, 305 Letcher Avenue, Lexington, VA 24450-0304 or electronically to .

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.


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