Dean of the School of Theology & Ministry

Job description

The Academic Dean provides leadership for the faculty within his/her respective school/academic area(s) and articulates a vision for those areas that complements the vision of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the larger university.  S/he reports to the Executive Dean of the Residential Campus and works closely with the Provost and various other offices on campus.


▪    Actively interfaces with leaders of The Wesleyan Church, local churches, denominational groups, the College of Arts and Sciences, and other constituent groups.

▪    Provides a strong voice of leadership in theological and ministerial concerns as a representative of the School of Theology & Ministry and Indiana Wesleyan University.

▪    Facilitates strategic vision and planning for program assessment, development, review, and closure.

▪    Teaches 12 credit hours per year in the appropriate field.

▪    Oversees fiscal planning and budgetary oversight.

▪    Fosters a climate facilitating faculty growth and development.

▪    Facilitates faculty hiring, evaluation, and mentoring.

▪    Collaborates with University Advancement to promote gifting to the school(s) and the Admissions Office to promote and shape enrollment in the school(s).

▪    Partners with other academic units in CAS and the wider university, the Campus Pastor, Life Calling and Career, and external constituencies to promote holistic student success.

▪    Works with the regional accrediting body and relevant professional accrediting bodies as appropriate.

▪    Collaborates with sister educational institutions and local/regional churches to create mutually beneficial partnerships when opportunities arise.

▪    Provides formative feedback and accountability to all direct reports on a regular basis.

▪    Gives academic leadership and representation to all of CAS for the areas assigned by the Executive Dean of the Residential Campus.


▪    Member in good standing of The Wesleyan Church.

▪    Adaptive leader finding opportunities in times of challenge.

▪    Deep commitment to the Christian faith and support of the Wesleyan theological tradition.

▪    Earned terminal degree in a field represented in The School of Theology & Ministry.

▪    Eligibility for the rank of professor or associate professor.

▪    Demonstrated history of successful teaching and collaboration with professional colleagues.

▪    Record of active scholarship, as appropriate for the respective discipline, administrative position and level of duties.

▪    Current involvement in an academic discipline or professional organizations.

▪    Dedication to the ideals of liberal learning.

▪    Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

▪    Commitment to diversity and global engagement.         

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 and prospective 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 of 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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Posted: 3/19/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time