The Dean of Palmer Theological Seminary and College (PTSC) provides administrative direction and strategic leadership toward the entrepreneurial development, quality improvement and overall growth of all programs within the Seminary and College. Reporting to the Provost, the dean works collaboratively with the faculty, student life, admissions, finance, HR, institutional effectiveness, development and the registrar to fulfill the mission and achieve strategic goals of the university through the programs and activities of the Seminary and College. PTSC programming addresses the needs of higher education at every academic level, with awards and degrees at the Diploma, Associate's, Bachelors's, Master's, and Doctoral levels.
Annually reviews the Faculty
Appoints Department Chairs with advice from and consent of the Provost/VPAA.
Collaborates with the CTLT to ensure orientation of all new faculty and adjunct
Demonstrates sound fiscal management and empirically-based decision making in all activities, including but not limited to program development, human resources, budget allocations, and facilities
Develops, implements, and assesses for improvement all appropriate unit-level strategic
Ensures continuing improvements in teaching and learning outcomes through a robust cycle of student learning
Fosters an academic environment in which scholarship, teaching, and learning are adequtely resourced and creatively
Monitors and distributes assessment data appropriately and uses the results in the annual planning
Participates in graduation exercises as required and
Pursues and facilitates all aspects of fundraising, including grant and report writing, in support of unit/college programs, vision, and
Remains competent and current in all relevant compliance areas, including Federal and State regulations and regional and special
Remains competent and current in the higher education industry through self-directed study, professional relationships, and participation in appropriate training, conferences, and courses.
Affirms in voice and life the Palmer mission of "The Whole Gospel for the Whole World through Whole "
At least three years of administrative experience in higher education or evidence of comparable
Demonstrated commitment to and experience in local church life, preferably including formal ministry
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, service, and
Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication
Experience with a variety of educational program levels, from pre-Baccalaurate to Doctoral
Experience working with and in support of diverse
Familiarity with Palmer Theological Seminary and
Has a solid grasp of the context of higher education and, ideally, of Christian higher
Preferably, ordained by an appropriate ecclesial
Prepared to support Palmer's educational mission in the LatinX
Proven administrative skills and
Record of teaching, professional development/scholarly work, and service to warrant faculty rank of at least Associate
Schedule flexibility for weekend hours and
Understands and is familiar and comfort with the theological and ecclesial diversity of Palmer's church constituencies.
Internal Number: 458
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of the protected classes are encouraged to apply.