Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty

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Christian Theological Seminary, an ecumenical seminary related to the Disciples of Christ denomination, invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (VPAA and Dean) will join CTS at an exciting time of change and progress as the Seminary implements its ambitious 2030 strategic plan and prepares to celebrate its 100th Anniversary. As the chief academic officer, the VPAA and Dean will work closely with President Mellott and the senior leadership team, will lead a talented and committed faculty, oversee an experienced and able administrative staff, and support both the academic and student life committees of the Board.

The successful candidate for the VPAA and Dean of the Faculty position will be a seasoned educational leader with a track record of success in progressively responsible positions, including time as a faculty member. A strong embrace of CTS’s mission, vision, and strategic plan, and a record of active engagement in church and community are expected. The next VPAA and Dean will also evidence a strong understanding of and appreciation for the history, ethos, and beliefs of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A doctorate in a field that complements the work of the Seminary with a minimum of a master’s degree in theology is required. Ordination is preferred.

Nominations and Applications

To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted not later than April 10, 2023. Application materials must include:

  • A letter of interest, which responds directly to the leadership priorities and qualifications outlined in the position profile found above; 
  • A current curriculum vitae; and
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references (please indicate your relationship with each). No references will be contacted without prior permission granted by the candidate.

Application materials should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to:

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Loren Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Executive Search Consultant, / (253) 223-3566

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., Senior Executive Search Consultant, / (206) 310-7560

CTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to recruitment, hiring, or any other status of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other category protected by law.