The Associate Dean provides leadership and assists the Dean in administering and overseeing programs in the College of Natural and Social Sciences. The Associate Dean is charged with promoting shared governance and a spirit of collaborative leadership within the college and the wider university. The Associate Dean will work in partnership with appropriate faculty to develop curriculum, analyze issues, and identify potential solutions. Additional duties include facilitating faculty promotion, program review processes, assessing staffing needs, and preserving academic standards in the college.
Time: Full time
The Associate Dean is classified as a non-tenure track administrative faculty and reports to the Dean.
- Evenly balance an administrative (6 units per semester) and teaching load (6 units per semester) for the academic year. An area of expertise in the natural and social sciences is preferred
- Support and implement professional development activities for faculty.
- Support faculty responsible for teaching in the natural and social sciences.
- Work under the general supervision of the Dean.
- Doctorate or terminal degree (preferred).
- Demonstrated leadership experience.
- Technology, multimedia, and distance education experience.
- Ability to work effectively with others in an academic environment.
The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, e-mail and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
3 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair)
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
***The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF***
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.