Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Madison, NJ
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Drew University is seeking applications for a 2-year contract position as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Theological School. We seek a teacher-scholar who shares Drew’s mission and values, and commitment to student-centered curriculum to serve in academic administration during a transitional time at the school, working at first with the Interim Dean and then with the newly named permanent Dean of the Theological School.

Key Responsibilities:

Drew Theological School, an ecumenically-minded and social justice-oriented United Methodist seminary rooted in the broad Wesleyan/Methodist tradition, welcomes proactive and detail-oriented professionals who have administrative experience or demonstrated promise for managing the academic programs of a Theological School.

Responsibilities include curriculum and course planning, hiring adjunct faculty, working with faculty on student and degree assessment, and supervising graduate academic services.

This position works closely with academic leaders across campus to support graduate program development and student support in both the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. The associate dean usually teaches one course in the Theological School.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree and experience teaching in a field relevant to the curriculum of the Theological School.

  • We seek applicants who share Drew’s commitment to educating masters students pursuing vocations in congregations, social advocacy, and chaplaincy settings.

  • Retirees and mid- or early career scholars are welcome to apply.


To apply, submit the following materials. Please apply by July 1, 2021. Application review will be on a rolling basis as applications are submitted; early applications are encouraged.

  • Cover letter

  • CV/Resume

  • Contact information of 3 professional references

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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