Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids Pennsylvania, invites applications for Director of Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor. ¬†Under the direction of the Templeton Honors College (THC) Dean, the Director of Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic (curricular and co-curricular), administrative, and operational management of the Templeton Honors College and serves as a resource and referral source for students and faculty. Additionally, as a non-tenure track assistant professor (in any discipline taught within Templeton), the Director of Academic Affairs will teach two honors courses each year, be expected to remain active in their discipline, and will function as a member of the faculty of the Templeton Honors College.
Status: ¬†Faculty, full-time, 40 hours per week, 44 weeks per year, 10 months, academic year.
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation/reference to¬†email@example.com.
All positions remain open until filled.
1. Day-to-Day Operations: In coordination with relevant Templeton staff, the Director of Academic Affairs works to maintain and improve the quality and efficiency of collegiate programs, including academic (curricular and co-curricular), administrative, and budgeting and finance functions. These duties will involve assisting the Dean in managing a Program Assistant, whose duties will focus on office duties, clerical work, and event scheduling.
2. Recruiting & Admissions: ¬†Working with the Advancement and Recruitment Officer, the Dean, and appropriate faculty, the Director of Academic Affairs is involved in the recruitment and admission of Templeton students. ¬†
3. Student Development, Advising & Retention: The Director of Academic Affairs serves as a mentor and support for the personal, intellectual and spiritual growth of Templeton students. The Director of Academic Affairs serves as Academic Adviser for all first-year Templeton students, and remains in contact with students after they have declared their major to ensure that Templeton core requirements are being met in timely and appropriate ways. ¬†The Director of Academic Affairs also ensures that Templeton students are enrolled in appropriate courses or directed studies in order to successfully complete their senior thesis requirement. ¬†Working with the Dean and the faculty, the Director of Academic Affairs manages retention efforts for Templeton.
4. Teaching and Curriculum: The Director of Academic Affairs teaches at least two honors courses each year and may be available to teach one additional course within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Director of Academic Affairs, in consultation with the Dean of Templeton, the Registrar, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and appropriate department chairs, schedules Templeton courses. ¬†Working with the Dean and Templeton faculty through the CAS/THC Curriculum Committee process, the Director of Academic Affairs spearheads revisions to Templeton curriculum. The Director of Academic Affairs helps to represent the concerns of Templeton to the wider community of Eastern faculty as appropriate.
5. Scholarship: The Director of Academic Affairs will be encouraged to remain active in his/her academic discipline and, as much as possible, to generate original scholarship for presentation and publication.
6. Strategic Planning and Assessment: Working with relevant Templeton faculty and staff and the Templeton Advisory Council, the Director of Academic Affairs supports the Dean of Templeton in managing the development and implementation and assessment of the entire Templeton program as guided by the Templeton strategic plan.¬†
7. Writing: At the direction of the Dean and in support of Templeton recruitment, development, and marketing staff, the Director of Academic Affairs will occasionally produce written materials for use in program marketing and development, including occasionally researching and applying for external funding.
8. Representation: The Director of Academic Affairs represents Templeton at meetings, seminars, conferences and events as needed.
9. Values: The Director of Academic Affairs embodies values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation and all those standards befitting a person of Christian faith and academic integrity.¬†
10. Relationships: The Director of Academic Affairs seeks to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity, and respect, seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission.
An earned master‚Äôs degree in a field taught within the Templeton curriculum required, a doctorate is preferable. Three years of experience in higher education administration is also preferred, as well as relevant classroom teaching at the college level.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty competently and efficiently. ¬†The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
‚óŹ Excellent organizational, planning, and problem solving skills.
‚óŹ A self-starter who works well both independently and in teams.
‚óŹ Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication abilities.
‚óŹ Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
‚óŹ Skills in development, implementation, execution and evaluation of programs.
‚óŹ Spiritual maturity and willingness to serve the needs of students holistically.
‚óŹ An understanding of, and support for, the University‚Äôs evangelical Christian mission is essential.
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 protected classes encouraged to apply.
This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.