Dean of Faculty
To provide leadership and promote academic excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences through oversight of full-time and part-time faculty hiring, faculty growth and development, and faculty reappointment.
% of time
Oversees hiring and onboarding of full-time and adjunct faculty, and academic administrative assistants. Evaluates application, contacts pastoral references, and works with the department regarding candidate interview and hiring process. Communicates with the department who is hiring and the Associate Provost about the hiring recommendation.
Represents Academic Affairs on various faculty and University committees, including the faculty retreat, professional development, sabbatical, and reappointment committees;
Supports faculty growth and professional development by:
● collaborating with the faculty development team to offer activities such as, workshops, prime time, Professional Development/Alumni grants, faculty excellence awards, and faculty retreat
● Overseeing faculty reappointments
● Overseeing the sabbatical process
● Working with chairs on personnel issues
● Leading professional development of department chairs
● Overseeing the course evaluation process
Oversees updates to policies, processes, and procedures related to these essential functions
Supports student success by working with faculty and department chairs to resolve student issues and concerns and overseeing the Lilly Fellows and Fulbright Program
% of time
Oversees department chair handbook; serves on review committee for Lilly Graduate Fellows, Edgren Scholars; serves on Royal Care Committee; oversees Study Day Brunch; other responsibilities as assigned.
100% Essential and nonessential functions must equal 100%
☒ Staff Employee Supervisory Responsibilities
☒ Hires (makes hiring decisions)
☒ Oversees Work (directs work activities)
☒ Evaluates Work (completes performance reviews/addresses performance concerns)
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Academic Affairs Coordinator
Terminal degree required
5 plus years teaching experience at the college level; three years of significant leadership within a college or university, experience as department chair preferred. Experience in hiring, growing, and retaining diverse faculty is preferred.
Knowledge, skills, abilities:
Knowledge of critical issues in higher education.
Understanding of issues and successful approaches to building and retaining a diverse faculty.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively; hiring; budget management; verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills, including problem solving and attention to detail; ability to work independently and supervise others.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. Ability to effectively manage confidential and sensitive information.
Must be able to work in fast-paced environment
This is a XX. FTE 10.5 months per year job. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to complete responsibilities; must be able to work flexible hours and travel.
All positions at Bethel University must support the Covenant for Life Together and personify the educational mission, core values, and evangelical Christian beliefs that are the foundation of the university, striving to serve others through the superior service we call Royal Care and making a positive contribution to the emphasis of cultural diversity.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
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