Virginia Theological Seminary Seeks Associate Dean of Students

[VTS] Virginia Theological Seminary invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Students, to begin as early as February 1, 2013.

The Associate Dean of Students plays a vitally important role in the life of the Seminary community.  The Associate Dean of Students has responsibility for the academic life experience and pastoral experience of the students.  S/he is supervised by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, with whom s/he works closely, sits in the Senior Staff (Internal Administrative Meeting) and in the Policy Administrative Meeting, and plays a full role as a teaching member of the Faculty.  S/he supervises the Admissions and Financial Aid functions in the Department of Academic Administration and Student Life.  Depending on credential and experience, s/he would be invited to teach up to two courses per academic year.


Oversees the academic experience of students, which includes:

–        Admissions and recruitment policy, oversight, and strategy (as well as credit transfer)

–        Academic calendar preparation and oversight

–        Academic advising

–        August orientation

–        Scheduling of courses

–        Academic policies and making recommendations when policies are violated

–        Seminary catalogue

Oversight of the pastoral experience of students, including:

–        Supporting the infrastructure of student chaplains, faculty chaplains, faculty formation group leadership, and spiritual directors

–        Ensuring that pastoral emergencies are properly addressed

–        Proper dissemination of Discretionary Funds to meet student need

–        Overseeing the Adjunct for Chapel Coordination

–        August term worship, opening Eucharists, Community Eucharists, and Quiet Days Community events, including Labor Day and Spring Picnic, Fall Variety Show and Dinner, and other student events

As a member of the Faculty:

–        Participate in shaping the curriculum, ethos, and values of the Seminary

–        Teach and conduct research in the area of expertise

–        Participate in worship, advising, and evaluation

As a member of the Senior Staff:

–        Works closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, supervises certain staff members of the Academic Administration and Student Life Department, and oversees certain budget items

–        Participates in the formulation of policy for the Seminary

–        Works as a team to implement the Strategic Plan of the Seminary, to vision about the future, and to overcome challenges and difficulties

–        Reports to the Administration and the Board regarding student

Faculty are expected to develop best practices for teaching and learning in a global and digital world. All faculty are required to live in seminary housing and participate fully in the life of the Seminary, including responsibilities for worship, for formation and worship groups, and in faculty committees. VTS is committed to racial and ethnic diversity at every level of its life and mission. Women, couples, and persons from under-represented ethnic and racial minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references by December 1, 2012. Submissions electronically are requested. Persons will be notified regarding initial interviews.

Ms. Katherine Malloy, Administrative Assistant to the Dean and President

Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

Email: Malloy, Katherine