Vice President of Academic Affairs
New Life Theological Seminary is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). The successful candidate will integrate the mission of the Seminary and provide inspiration for advances in teaching, research, and service.
New Life Theological Seminary is a small evangelical Christian institution founded in 1996, with two dozen faculty members and nearly two-hundred students. The Seminary offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs using a blended flipped method of on campus instruction, and online asynchronous methodology. The VPAA works with faculty and staff representing the institution's academic departments and programs, and oversees academic assessment, effectiveness, and strategic planning. The VPAA guides resource allocation, teaching, research, service, outreach, and administration. The VPAA supports shared governance and promotes a diverse and collegial environment.
The ideal candidate will shape program and curriculum development, encourage innovations in teaching and learning, establish faculty workloads, and make decisions about areas for new faculty hiring; promote high standards; foster and promote development and growth of research programs within the departments, and collaboration among researchers within the Seminary community; develop a strategy to address the economic, demographic, and technological trends that impact student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates; work collaboratively with others on priorities and programs identified through the institution's strategic planning process; provide leadership and a high degree of personal involvement in resource acquisition for the Seminary, including cultivating local resources and developing a larger base of donors, including alumni.
The successful candidate will be a distinguished and recognized educator with a record of distinction in scholarship, leadership, and administration. Qualifying degrees (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) must be received from appropriately accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and conferred by the time of hire.
It is essential that the successful candidate show a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and a strong capacity for facilitating collaboration within the Seminary community. In addition, the successful candidate must have a proven record of effectiveness beyond the departmental level, with experience in strategic planning, budgetary management, administrative processes, academic policy, fundraising, and faculty and staff recruitment and retention.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV and a letter of interest by means of email to email@example.com.
The appointment is for a three-year term and is renewable. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.