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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Provosts/Vice Presidents
Lincoln Christian University seeks Vice President of Academics. Position begins June 1, 2020.
The Vice President of Academics (VPA) is the chief academic officer and reports directly to the President, and serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Team. The VPA leads a team of Deans, who report directly to the VPA, as well as with the University’s Academic Council, which is made up of the VPA, Deans, and elected Faculty Representatives. The VPA’s primary purpose is to ensure that the academic mission of the University is fulfilled with excellence, especially in the areas of faculty (teaching) and instruction (learning). The VPA is expected to be a faculty advocate who helps create an environment where teaching and learning excel – in and out of the classroom.
Live a life of Christian character leading moral purity and personal integrity
Think strategically, act proactively, lead collegially, communicate effectively, manage risk, problem solve, and serve pastorally
Processes (focused on leadership and management)
Provides servant leadership that inspires, challenges, and empowers others
Utilizes effective and efficient management structures
Communicates regularly and sufficiently with all appropriate parties
Involves personnel appropriately in decision-making processes
Interacts collegially and creatively with other administrators and with trustees
Organizes and leads the University’s institutional effectiveness/assessment efforts
Personnel (regular faculty, adjunct faculty, non-teaching faculty, academic support staff)
Works with Deans to plan for and select new personnel as needed and as feasible
Works with the Deans to facilitate orienting and mentoring new personnel
Empowers Deans to create a program of professional development for current personnel
Supervises the assessment and evaluation of current personnel
Promotes faculty and staff welfare
Programs (in instruction and in academic support areas, such as the library)
Helps communicate a vision and create a plan for all programs in keeping with the mission
Allocates funding and other resources for academic programs
Works with Deans to ensure that all programs are regularly evaluated and revised as needed
Works with Deans to facilitate the planning for and implementation of new programs
Creates an environment where all programs are treated fairly and appropriately
Carries a teaching load of 6 credit hours per year
Policies (guiding principles for academic life)
Coordinates the creation, implementation, communication, and evaluation of academic policies
Serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet
Coordinates efforts to present academic issues professionally to all appropriate publics
Directs the production and publication of academic catalogs in a professional manner
Ensures that all external reports regarding academics are completed in a timely, accurate, and professional manner (e.g. self-studies, annual accreditation reports, etc.)
Facilitates the creation, communication, implementation, and evaluation of internal reports as needed (e.g. trustee reports, annual factbook, special project reports, feasibility studies, annual agreements, teaching agreements, syllabi, etc.)
Required Qualifications/Education/Experience and Skills:
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution (or its foreign equivalent)
Relevant professional experiences (including experience in higher education and assessment)
Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the institution as well as the principles of the Stone-Campbell Movement
Candidates whose past education and/or experience includes an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are preferred
Ability to inspire academic excellence
Strong leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to motivate people and manage complex systems
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Strong organizational, time management, and planning skills with the ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize multiple project and work independently and collaboratively
For a full job description, go to https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/employees/opportunities.php. Applicants should be prepared to respond to the University’s mission, statement of faith, core values, and philosophy of education (documents available at www.lincolnchristian.edu/about-us/). Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and minimum of three references to Mrs. Marla Bennett, Director of Human Resources, Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL, 62656, or email@example.com. Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2019 or until position is filled.
Lincoln Christian University was founded in the heart of Illinois in 1944. Today, more than 1,000 students pursue their undergraduate, seminary, and adult and graduate studies education at our main campus, extension sites, and online. Our alumni have served across the United States and in more than 160 countries. LCU gives its students the knowledge, skills, and Biblical worldview to live their mission in the church, the workplace, and the world. LCU offers a variety of majors and degrees ranging from professional two-year associate degrees to the Doctor of Ministry. The school is historically associated with the Christian Church/Church of Christ, or Restoration (Stone-Campbell) Movement. Additional information about Lincoln Christian University is available at www.lincolnchristian.edu.
Lincoln Christian University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, or prior military service. Lincoln Christian University encourages applicants who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the University to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Federal guidelines clearly recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.
About Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln Christian University was founded in the heart of Illinois in 1944. Today, more than 1,000 students pursue their undergraduate, seminary and adult and graduate studies education at our main campus, offsite and online. Our alumni can be found across the United States and in more than 70 countries. LCU gives its students the knowledge, skills and biblical worldview to live their mission in the church, the workplace and the world. LCU offers a variety of majors and degrees ranging from two-year associate degrees to the doctor of ministry. The school is historically associated with the Christian Church/Church of Christ, the University’s primary religious constituency (see www.lincolnchristian.edu).
Lincoln Christian University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, or prior military service. Lincoln Christian University encourages applicants who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the University to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Federal guidelines clearly recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of t...he institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.