Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities

Job description

University Profile:

Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church.  IWU is the largest school in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) with over 3,000 residential students on the main Marion, Indiana, campus and over 12,000 adult learners at regional sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

School Profile:

The School of Arts and Humanities is housed in IWU’s College of Arts and Sciences on the residential campus in Marion, Indiana.  The School houses the Divisions of Art + Design, Communication and Theatre, Modern Language and Literature, and Music.

Education Requirements:

Earned Doctorate in a discipline within the School of Arts and Humanities

Position Summary:

Serve as strategic academic leader of the School of Arts and Humanities by providing leadership for the faculty in terms of program development, accreditation self-study, curriculum, administration, teaching, scholarship, and service. The Dean will coordinate School of Arts and Humanities initiatives with leaders of other IWU academic and operational units to achieve the University’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide direct oversight for all academic and administrative matters concerning the development of School of Arts and Humanities programs

2. Lead the faculty in strategic planning and monitor the process to further the School’s mission in teaching, scholarship, and service

3. Supervise the process of seeking, achieving, and maintaining all necessary program accreditation

4. Ensure that the faculty is involved with professional development and other scholarly activity

5. Provide leadership in grant writing and other fundraising support for school programs

6. Teaching within the School of Arts and Humanities as needed


  • Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and supports the theological and lifestyle commitments of The Wesleyan Church

  • Capable of exercising mature spiritual and professional leadership in all aspects of the development and administration of the School of Arts and Humanities

  • Two years of relevant administrative experience preferred

  • Evidence of excellent teaching, service, and scholarly attainment


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration in its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay, or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job No:
Posted: 2/14/2018
Application Due: 4/15/2018
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