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Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Employer
The University of the South
Location
Sewanee, Tennessee
Salary
Depends on Qualifications
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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Primary Function:

Assist the Dean of the School of Theology in overseeing the curriculum and operations of the seminary and its degree and diploma programs. In the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) nomenclature, serve as “chief academic officer” of the seminary, subordinate to “chief executive officer” (the Dean). This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only the general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with the supervisor. The staff member is expected to independently carry out position duties and understands what is expected and how to do it

Opportunities for Leadership:

This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only the general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with the supervisor. The staff member is expected to independently carry out position duties and understands what is expected and how to do it. This position will be responsible for supervising the Director of the Advanced Degrees Program, Director of Contextual Education, Registrar/Coordinator of Academic Affairs, work-study students, and support staff for the Advanced Degrees Program and Contextual Education (as supervisor’s supervisor). Broad oversight of faculty, through supervision of teaching and curriculum. 

Career Band: 

4A

 

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the curriculum of all degree and diploma programs. Recommend changes to curriculum and program committee and/or faculty.
  • Monitor compliance with accreditation standards and federal requirements. Develop and propose remedies for noncompliance. Direct ATS self-study and reports. Interface with the ATS committee and staff. Serve as a primary contributor for the School’s portion of SACS self-study and reports.
  • Oversee the School of Theology’s assessment efforts, with particular attention to curriculum and program.  
  • Oversee periodic curriculum review. 
  • Review all course evaluations; triage stated concerns; address significant concerns with a faculty member. 
  • Interpret and apply academic policies and procedures; investigate allegations of academic dishonesty. 
  • Oversee development of class schedule; propose academic calendar.
  • Receive, track, and address student concerns and complaints regarding academic programs; adjudicate grade appeals.
  • Chair curriculum and program committee, serve ex officio on Advanced Degrees committee, dean’s council. Serve on other committees as assigned.
  • Assist the dean in the recruitment and development of faculty. 
  • Teach a minimum of a half-load (two courses per year).
  • Assist the dean in the preparation of the instructional budget.
  • Lead School in absence of the Dean. Triage situations and determine what can be addressed in his absence and what requires his input; consult with him on the latter and implement his decisions.

Machines & Equipment Used:

Normal office equipment (computer, copier, filing cabinets).

Judgment Required: 

The performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.

Budgetary Responsibility:

Directly prepares a budget for the program and has full responsibility for planning, forecasting, approval, and balancing the budget.

Personal Interaction/Communication:

  • Student Contact: Daily interaction with students
  • Internal: Daily interaction with Faculty, Administrative department heads, and staff.
  • External: Frequent (multiple times per week) interaction with external audiences. Interactions include Regents & Trustees, bishops, government officials and agencies, staff of accrediting bodies, church officials, visitors, alumni, prospective students, officials of other schools, and representatives of companies/suppliers.

 

Education:

Ph.D. in one of the disciplines taught in the School of Theology curriculum; MDiv or equivalent preparation for ordination as a presbyter;

Experience:

6+ years of theological school teaching experience; will serve as a member of the School of Theology faculty.

Job-Related Skills:

Writing skills, analytical skills, and communication skills. Ability to lead committees. Management skills (of people, tasks, and projects). The initiative, confidentiality, and diplomacy. Knowledge of typical office software (Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, Keynote/PowerPoint, Google Apps, etc.). Ability to read budgets. Basic knowledge of Banner software. 

Licenses & Certifications:

Ordination as a presbyter in the Episcopal Church preferred.

 

Confidential Information:

Student records, faculty/staff personnel records; disciplinary records; tenure and promotion applications; faculty evaluations/reviews; planning documents; budget, financial documents; accreditation self-studies and reports; internal assessment data.

Working Environment:

Normal office environment. 

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

  • Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities. 

  • Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to an approved medical or religious exemption.

 

DEI Institutional Statement:

At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

 

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