Vice President for Academic Affairs / Dean of the Faculty

Reports to: Vice President for Seminary Advancement
FLSA Status: Exempt
Payroll Status: Salaried

Education and/or Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent. Proven experience in seminary teaching, academic life, administration, publishing, and leadership. Job Summary: The Vice President/Academic Dean reports to the President and is a member of the President's Leadership Team. As chief academic officer, the Vice President/Academic Dean has the primary responsibility for oversight of the academic programs and faculty, as well as supervising director-level employees in Field Education, Library, Lifelong Theological Education, Registrar, and Student Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Implement academic policies of the institution
  • Develop and monitor the budget for academic areas
  • Teach program courses as appropriate 
  • Direct processes for curricular revision, design course schedules, and determine course offerings
  • Direct accreditation and assessment processes for ATS and regional governing bodies
  • Direct faculty review processes and recommendations for promotions, tenure and study leaves
  • Direct faculty search processes 
  • Counsel with faculty on any and all academic-related matters
  • Supervise the ongoing, developing shape of academic policies and procedures
  • Perform an advisory role in relation to certain seminary functions (e.g., that of the admissions office) that have an obvious relation to the educational mission of the Seminary 
  • Represent the Seminary when requested on boards and projects
  • Support the Seminary’s fundraising efforts assigned by the President 
  • Supervise those staff members who report to the Dean’s Office
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Critical Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Work Schedule and Travel:
This is a full-time flexible position with hours set in conjunction with the President. While performing the duties of this job, the employee has moderate (< 30%) overnight travel.

Resume, letter of interest and references sent to Sarah Evans