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Title:Vice President for Academic Services. Reports to: The President of the University
Bethel University (Indiana) seeks to fill the position of Vice President for Academic Services. Bethel is an intentionally faith-centered institution and requires leaders to have a passionate desire to deepen and promote Christian higher education. The Vice President for Academic Services (VPAS) will hold a pivotal role in the University’s commitment to transforming communities through Christ-centered graduates and will have a faith maturity that is evident in past work in higher education
The VPAS will act as the chief academic officer of the institution and provide vision and supervision for all Deans, Executive Directors and Directors of academic services programs, Registrar, faculty and standing faculty committees. The VPAS serves as the accreditation liaison and in addition, will give general administrative oversight to all academic programs, policies, curriculum, and budgets.
The Vice President for Academic Services will contribute as an integral part of the President’s Cabinet and will expected to contribute to the overall management and strategic vision of the University. This is an administrative, year-round, non-tenure track position.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
A passionate and vibrant personal faith;
An ability to embrace and emulate the mission and ethos of Bethel University;
The ability to articulate a faith-based approach to academics and a commitment to Christ-centered liberal arts education;
A commitment to pedagogical excellence in teaching;
Minimum of five years of increasing university level administrative experience;
An earned terminal degree and successful higher education teaching experience;
Successful experience with accrediting agencies;
An understanding of and vision for traditional, graduate, non-traditional, and online learning;
A vision for scholarship and research at a primarily teaching institution;
An ability to adapt organizational structures, programs and curriculum to rapidly changing demographics and technological developments;
A heart for people utilizing a collegial and pastoral approach. One who can unify, listen well, and implement well.
Provides Direct Supervision and Direction to the Following:
Deans; (Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences);
Associate VP of Bethel University Adult, Graduate, and Extension programs;
Director of Library Services;
Full-time and Adjunct Faculty;
Director of Institutional Research; (pt)
Act as chief academic officer of the institution;
Report to Board of Trustees on academic issues and academic affairs committee;
Give general administrative oversight to all academic programming, policies, curriculum and faculty;
Lead accreditation work;
Administer the academic budget;
Supervise and direct all other academic functions;
Coordinate academic planning and change, evaluation and academic quality improvement with faculty;
Support the University’s strategic planning initiatives;
Coordinate faculty development activities including orientation for new faculty;
Recruit and hire full-time faculty;
Recommend change in rank and tenure;
Promote cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity in all employment decisions supporting the institution’s Diversity and Inclusion commitments;
Complete performance evaluations of direct reports and ensure that evaluations of all faculty are completed;
Propose the creation and elimination of academic programs and sources of revenues;
About Bethel University
The mission of Bethel University, affiliated with the Missionary Church denomination, is to be a community of learners building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and world. Bethel's liberating academic programs challenge the mind, enlarge the vision, and equip the whole person for lifelong service.
Launched in 1947, Bethel is urban situated in the northern Indiana region hosting 250,000 residents, seven colleges (including Notre Dame), the 2nd largest shopping district in the state of Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and beautiful riverwalk developments in South Bend and Mishawaka. Resort venues on Lake Michigan are 45 minutes away. The university community is composed of about 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states, 90 students born outside the United States, and 225 full-time employees. Bethel also hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference services, and many thousands of community members in support of 40 national athletic championships.
Bethel's 20,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 64 world areas and enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national av...erage, 100% job placement rate in Nursing whose program was ranked No. 7 in the United States, a Top 4% finish nationally in competitive math performance tests, and 100% pass rate every year on the national performance standard for a unique academic major in American Sign Language.
For more information visit our website at www.bethelunviersity.edu
Bethel University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal laws. In keeping with the mission of the institution, Bethel University seeks applicants with a strong commitment to the values and lifestyle of evangelical Christianity and who profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Christian institution, we require faculty and staff to adhere to the University's Lifestyle Covenant and to enforce a religiously based statement of responsibilities for all University employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Bethel University, as an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Missionary Church, reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended).