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Dean for Global Engagement and Executive Director for the Spencer Centre
Location: Upland , Indiana
Type: Full Time
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Deans
Develops and articulates a vision for global engagement and off-campus study opportunities for Taylor students.
Provides administrative oversight of the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement (SCGE).
Oversees all budgets associated with the SCGE.
Oversees (with the Director of Off-Campus Programs) the academic and experiential evaluation of the curriculum offered through the SCGE.
Serves on the Provost’s Council.
Collaborates with campus faculty to develop new curricula in off-campus programs that serves the needs of students and their courses of study in campus departments.
Establishes strategic partnerships with universities and organizations outside of the United States, with a particular emphasis on partnerships in Africa, South America, and East Asia.
Collaborates with the Vice President for Intercultural Leadership and Church Relations to implement the University’s strategic intercultural initiatives.
Teach four courses (equivalent of twelve credit hours) per year in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise.
First and foremost, the Dean for Global Engagement and Executive Director for the Spencer Centre will be someone who has committed their life to Jesus Christ and daily submits their work to the Lord. All Taylor faculty, staff, and administrators are asked to be able to affirm and uphold the Foundational Documents, and the ideal candidate will be expected to do the same. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a deep care for the whole-person development of students not just as learners (although we do strive for academic excellence) but as servant-leaders.
These qualities are not meant to be comprehensive but instead representative of the character of the ideal candidate for this role. In addition to these character traits, the ideal candidate will also be someone who meets the following qualifications.
The Successful Candidate:
A mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and have a strong sense of calling to Christ-centered higher education.
A record of active involvement in Christian ministry and local church life and can enthusiastically support the University’s Foundational Documents.
An earned doctorate and high-caliber record as a teacher and scholar in higher education.
The credentials necessary to serve as an Associate Professor or higher.
Experience in living and working overseas.
Experience teaching courses or seminars in intercultural leadership.
Experience as an academic administrator with responsibilities for the oversight of faculty and curriculum.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
A consistent record of prudent financial management.
Excellent listening, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
Theological training from an accredited University and experience engaging with Scripture in a non-English context.
Experience in establishing partnerships with global universities.
Over ten years of living and working overseas.
The credentials necessary to serve as a full Professor.
Proficiency in a second language.
Taylor University is an evangelical, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a biblical, Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume/CV to Provost Jewerl Maxwell at email@example.com. Nominations are welcome at the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately with a priority deadline of February 17, 2023. To apply, please submit a letter of application addressing qualifications outlined in this opportunity profile: https://jobs.taylor.edu/docs/DeanofGlobalEngagementandExecutiveDirectorfortheSpencerCentre.pdf , a complete curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s professional experience, and a 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s spiritual journey.
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.