The Academic Dean provides leadership for the faculty within
his/her respective school/academic area(s) and articulates a vision
for those areas that complements the vision of the College of Arts
and Sciences as well as the larger university. S/he reports
to the Executive Dean of the Residential Campus and works closely
with the Provost and various other offices on campus.
▪ Actively interfaces with leaders of The Wesleyan
Church, local churches, denominational groups, the College of Arts
and Sciences, and other constituent groups. ▪ Provides
a strong voice of leadership in theological and ministerial
concerns as a representative of the School of Theology &
Ministry and Indiana Wesleyan University. ▪
Facilitates strategic vision and planning for program assessment,
development, review, and closure. ▪ Teaches 12 credit
hours per year in the appropriate field. ▪ Oversees
fiscal planning and budgetary oversight. ▪ Fosters a
climate facilitating faculty growth and development. ▪
Facilitates faculty hiring, evaluation, and mentoring. ▪
Collaborates with University Advancement to promote gifting
to the school(s) and the Admissions Office to promote and shape
enrollment in the school(s). ▪ Partners with other
academic units in CAS and the wider university, the Campus Pastor,
Life Calling and Career, and external constituencies to promote
holistic student success. ▪ Works with the regional
accrediting body and relevant professional accrediting bodies as
appropriate. ▪ Collaborates with sister educational
institutions and local/regional churches to create mutually
beneficial partnerships when opportunities arise. ▪
Provides formative feedback and accountability to all direct
reports on a regular basis. ▪ Gives academic
leadership and representation to all of CAS for the areas assigned
by the Executive Dean of the Residential Campus.
Member in good standing of The Wesleyan Church. ▪
Adaptive leader finding opportunities in times of challenge.
▪ Deep commitment to the Christian faith and support
of the Wesleyan theological tradition. ▪ Earned
terminal degree in a field represented in The School of Theology
& Ministry. ▪ Eligibility for the rank of
professor or associate professor. ▪ Demonstrated
history of successful teaching and collaboration with professional
colleagues. ▪ Record of active scholarship, as
appropriate for the respective discipline, administrative position
and level of duties. ▪ Current involvement in an
academic discipline or professional organizations. ▪
Dedication to the ideals of liberal learning. ▪
Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
▪ Commitment to diversity and global engagement.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this
classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of
personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job
description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign
duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in
employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms
of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University
affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective
employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic
origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or
any other status protected by law.
These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs
generally made available to employees at the University. It
does not discriminate in the administration of its policies,
programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring,
promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or
other compensation, and termination of employment.
As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan
Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its
privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of
religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.
Indiana Wesleyan University
is an Equal Opportunity Employer