Reporting to the Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership (MML), the associate dean provides exemplary academic leadership for the School that is grounded in the historic academic excellence of Wheaton College. The associate dean is responsible for oversight of curriculum, budget, personnel, and other administrative aspects in the division. The associate dean will hold faculty status.
Responsibilities & Duties
Model the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and appropriate external constituencies.
Encourage and facilitate excellence among faculty in teaching, scholarship, integration of faith and learning, spiritual modeling and nurturing of students and colleagues.
In collaboration with program directors, MML dean, dean of the Graduate School, and the associate provost for academic administration, develop, implement, and assess all academic plans related to programs, curricula, and budgets.
Recommend to the dean and associate provost budgetary requests and appropriate allocation of academic resources among programs to achieve the mission and goals of the School as well the College.
In collaboration with dean and program directors a) assist in recruiting new faculty candidates and recommend to the provost qualified faculty for appointment; b) administer the various formative and summative review processes which are mandated for faculty and staff by College policy; c) review student feedback and retention rates and d) make reappointment, tenure, promotion, and other appropriate faculty recommendations.
Oversee office administrative staff.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of college-wide and divisional policies and programs.
Provide information, reports and studies as requested by the dean or provost.
Serve on the provost's Academic Affairs Council and other faculty committees as designated by the dean or provost.
Represent the College and MML at conferences, consultations, speaking engagements, and other appropriate venues.
Submit, via the dean and to the provost, annual goals and objectives and an annual report on the academic affairs of the School.
Teach one course per year.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Foundational understanding of the Bible and evangelical theology.
Practical ministry experience.
An earned doctorate in one of the disciplines of the School.
Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom teacher and a productive scholar with a desire to continue investing in these roles.
Strong advocacy for ministry leadership in a liberal arts setting.
Demonstrated leadership in vision casting for Evangelical Christian graduate programs.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Experience in managing personnel, curriculum, and budgets for academic programs.
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.