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DEANS OFFICE-BUSINESS - Dean, College of Professions

Job Classification

  Executive Admin FT (75-100%)

Position summary

The Andrews University College of Professions Dean is responsible for casting a shared vision for the various departments of the College of Professions to help the College to move forward as a cohesive entity. S/He is responsible for the operation of the College of Professions and will report to the provost. The candidate must be dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and is expected to cultivate strong alumni and external relationships to support and grow the College of Professions. 

Qualifications summary

A successful candidate will hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) qualification in one of the disciplines in the college or related disciplines represented on campus and have administrative and/or mid-management experience in higher education setting, with an understanding of trends in North American higher education; specifically for Adventist institutions. The candidate should also have experience in teaching and scholarship, knowledge of accreditation processes, and understanding of trends in business, computing and aviation sectors. 

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

The Dean of the College or Professions performs the following functions in addition to duties that the provost may delegate or assign: 

Supervisory responsibilities

The College of Professions Dean has direct responsibility over CoP Associate and Assistant Deans, office managers, the Dean’s assistant, chairs, and serves as a supervisory resource for CoP faculty. Across these demographics and responsibilities, the Dean:


Qualifications and Experience:
The Dean of the College of Professions should have the following qualifications:

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Familiarity with online instructional technology and applied software that support student experiential learning.

Interpersonal interactions

Across all duties and responsibilities, the Dean engages daily with a wide range of people and should exhibit the following abilities:

Physical demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

Work environment

Normal office and classroom environment. Attend meetings across campus.