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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Provosts/Vice Presidents
To provide visionary and strategic leadership in an undergraduate, residential context by establishing and advancing strategic priorities that promote Bethel’s mission, vision, and values in all aspects of students’ academic experience. Leads through visionary, character-driven leadership that is innovative, strategic, and focused on executing decisions that exhibit marketplace awareness for the benefit of students. Articulates and advocates for the value of a Christ-centered liberal arts education in the preparation of graduates who impact their communities, families, congregations, and the marketplace in ways that matter for God’s kingdom.
Priority deadline for applicant review is January 2, 2020. This position will remain posted until filled.
Provides leadership for all academic programs and related functions: Responsible for all aspects of Christ-centered, high-quality academic programs in the College of Arts & Sciences. Leads a collaborative and effective team of CAS deans, leaders of the offices for study abroad programs, career development, resources for students with disabilities, academic support, and administrative staff. Through this team, provides oversight for the development, implementation, and assessment of majors, minors, and programs, Honor’s program, General Education curriculum, course evaluation process, sabbatical program, faculty development program, Edgren Scholars, Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program, advising processes and resources, and college catalog. Leads the use of data to develop and improve programs and allocate resources. Works collaboratively with deans and faculty to establish nimble program development processes. Ensures that academic policies are maintained, standards are upheld, procedures are followed, and appeals and student academic issues are handled fairly.
Supports deans as they advocate effectively for all academic departments and work together to promote the overall wellbeing and quality of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Oversees faculty hiring process, faculty contracts and loads, adjunct pay, promotion and tenure/tenure renewal, and annual review/appointment: Works collaboratively with the Provost and deans in the hiring of full-time faculty members; maintains appropriate and equitable loads for faculty; oversees the preparation of full-time and adjunct faculty contracts and overload pay. Communicates with candidates for faculty positions, promotion, tenure/tenure renewal, and reappointment and oversees the development of relevant faculty files for committee review. Serves as the administrative liaison on the Promotion and Tenure Committee. Communicates committee recommendations to the candidates and Provost.
Oversees retention efforts for CAS students: Leads the Retention Committee to set retention goals and to identify areas of strength and concern in retention of CAS students. Collaborates with various offices to develop effective strategies to promote retention, monitors retention rates, and implements interventions during the registration cycles to promote retention.
Provides leadership in creating a positive campus culture: Promotes a culture in which all people are valued and respected, cultural humility is encouraged and developed; where cultural diversity and gender equity are advocated for; where service to others is a priority over service to self; where the values of biblical Christian faith as expressed in our Affirmation of Faith and the Covenant for Life Together are lived out with integrity and enthusiasm; and where the distinctives of our historic pietistic, irenic, and evangelical roots are valued and are integrated into the fabric of Bethel University’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Promotes student focused decision making: Collaborates with others across the university to prioritize decisions that are driven by a focus on the student experience. Budget preparation and oversight: Works with deans to prioritize needs and allocate available funds based on strategic institutional and departmental priorities and to develop, monitor, and oversee budgets.
Other: Committee assignments such as Faculty Senate, Senate Steering, Space Planning, CAS Retention, Promotion and Tenure, Academic Programs, Academic Policies, Executive Leadership Team, and other task forces and committees as needed.
Must be knowledgeable of and committed to the educational mission and Christian orientation of the university.
Must have demonstrated ability to lead in a highly collaborative manner, to inspire and engender trust, and lead effective teams.
Must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral), including the ability to listen well and value the perspectives of others.
Must be able to promote innovation, think creatively, and lead change in the rapidly changing landscape of higher education.
Must have very strong organizational and problem-solving skills as well as ability to develop and implement effective processes.
Must have the ability to promote cultural diversity on campus with a spirit of cultural humility.
Must be supportive of the pietistic, irenic, evangelical heritage of the university and the importance of this distinctive heritage for the future.
At least 5 years of significant academic administrative leadership experience, with progressive levels of responsibility expected; at least 5 years of effective college-level teaching and a demonstrated understanding of teaching, scholarship, and service in higher education.
Tenured faculty member expected.
Requires an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
Typical administrative setting with a large amount of time spent in a sitting position in meetings or at a computer.
1.00 FTE, 12 month position. Some travel is required.
About Bethel University
Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.
Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.