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For more than 80 years, Kuyper College has been guided by the ethos of the current mission – “to equip students with a biblical,
Reformed worldview to serve effectively Christ’s church and His world.” As the chief academic officer, the Academic Dean of
Kuyper College assumes a key leadership role in safeguarding, promoting, and nurturing the College’s mission and heritage of preparing
students for lives of service and ministry.

The Academic Dean of Kuyper College fills a non-tenure, academic faculty position and
reports directly to the President, advising the President on all matters pertaining to the faculty and the academic programs of the College
and serving on the President’s Leadership Team. The Academic Dean supervises the faculty, and personnel within the Academic Office,
Library Services, and Academic Support, and represents the College’s academic programs with accreditation agencies.

successful Academic Dean candidate will embody the role of leader, mentor, and visionary, ensuring a culture of faithful teaching and
learning, engaging scholarship, and humble service. Additionally, the Academic Dean will provide collaborative and effective oversight of
all academic programs and pursue innovative initiatives and continuous improvement that will further the College’s mission in the
years to come.

The successful Academic Dean candidate will exhibit a vibrant personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord,
displaying a Christ-centered servant leadership that integrates faith and work. Critical to this is a demonstrated ability to articulate and
promote a biblical, Reformed perspective in higher education. This includes a commitment to the Kuyper College Doctrinal Statement and the
Statement of Allegiance.

Desired Qualities and Characteristics

  • A genuine love for God and others within
    the context of Christian higher education
  • An earned PhD or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years of executive administrative
    experience in higher education
  • Experience in teaching and scholarship at the post-secondary level
  • Knowledge of,
    appreciation for, and an ability to articulate and integrate a Reformed worldview into academic programs
  • Demonstrated innovation,
    leadership, mentoring and communication skills
  • Strengths as a visionary with gifts in implementation, planning and
  • Interpersonal skills – the ability to relate well with others and to develop collegiality
  • Intellectual
    curiosity – demonstrating a wide variety of interests
  • Skills and experience in academic program planning, administration,
    budgeting, research and data assessment, delegation and supervision

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as
    a member of the President’s Leadership Team and as the chief administrative officer of the College in the President’s
  • Serve as a full member of the College faculty
  • Provide support for, and accountability to, the Board of Trustees
    and its Programs Committee
  • Serve as a college representative while collaborating, networking, and communicating with both internal
    and external constituents and partners
  • Promote the mission and programs of Kuyper College in the public arena
  • Assist in
    the development, monitoring, and accountability to the College’s strategic priorities
  • Identify, cultivate, and support
    opportunities for faculty development and scholarship
  • Oversee the recruitment, retention, evaluation and promotion of faculty
  • Provide leadership and support for the personnel within the academic office, academic support office, and library services
  • Lead
    the development, assessment, evaluation, and accreditation of academic programs
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Serve as the
    chair of the Academic Affairs Committee
  • Other duties as assigned

Kuyper College administers all programs—admissions, financial aid, employment, instruction, housing and services—without regard to race, color, age, sex, height, weight, national origin, handicap, familial or marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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