Mississippi State University, Graduate School
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Mississippi, United States|
Mississippi State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School. The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President. Responsibilities include providing assistance to the Provost on academic matters within the Office of Academic Affairs, and leadership of the graduate programs housed in several schools and colleges of the university.
Mississippi State University, located in Starkville, MS, is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students. The Office of the Graduate School coordinates/oversees 4,000 graduate students enrolled in 135 doctoral, master’s, specialists, and professional degree programs in agriculture, engineering, humanities, sciences, social sciences, veterinary medicine, and other disciplines. The University is among the top research-funded institutions in the United States with a very high research activity designation from the Carnegie Foundation.
Qualifications: Candidates should have an earned terminal degree in their discipline from an accredited school/university; a record of significant scholarly research and evidence of sustained excellence in teaching and supervision of graduate student research; an established record of teaching and research of sufficient magnitude and quality as to warrant an appointment to full professor in the candidate's discipline and department in which the discipline is housed; an awareness of current domestic and international trends and prospects for graduate education in the U.S.; the ability to contribute to University goals to increase and foster diversity; and effective interpersonal, collaborative and leadership skills. Experience in academic administration in higher education and graduate student supervision is preferred.
The position is available to begin on July 1, 2013. Initial review of the applicants will be conducted on February 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a curriculum vita, addresses and telephone numbers of 5 references, and a statement of the applicant’s vision and philosophy of graduate education as it applies to this position. On-line, electronic applications are required, so visit the Mississippi State University web site (https://www.jobs.msstate.edu) for more information and instructions regarding this position Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dr. C.W. “Bill” Herndon, Associate Vice President, Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 9800, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9690; Phone: 662-325-2630 or herndon@dafvm..msstate.edu.