QUALIFICATIONS: Required: terminal degree in an appropriate field; teaching and academic administrative experience; commitment to the central role of theology and humanities at a private faith-based liberal arts university. Applicants with a degree in a seminary-related discipline are particularly welcome.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the School of Theology, Humanities, and Performing Arts while working collaboratively with the deans of EMU’s two other schools and the dean of students to deliver a consistent and holistic EMU experience for all students. Oversee strategic planning and implementation of all academic programs in the school, including Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Publicly represent and advocate for the school within the university and with external constituencies. Collaborate with enrollment and marketing divisions to grow student enrollment and develop market-responsive program innovation. Recruit excellent faculty and staff, supporting their success via ongoing professional development and promotion. Respond to student appeals and concerns. Participate in key university leadership teams, including Provost’s Council and President’s Cabinet. Assist in leading university Academic Council, and serve on other committees as requested.
POSITION DETAILS: Twelve-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience.
APPOINTMENT DATE: Position begins July 1, 2022. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.
INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 15, 2021. Select applicants will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted here. Informal inquiries may be directed to Fred Kniss, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Mennonite University (http://www.emu.edu) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.