Job Announcement: Assistant Dean, Belmont Abbey College
By Kelly M. Hanlon on Tuesday, Oct 28 2008
Belmont Abbey College invites nominations and applications for an Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (ADAA). The ADAA, who reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA), is responsible for helping the VPAA oversee the curriculum, faculty, staff, academic programs, and academic budget of the College.
- Earned Ph.D. in an academic discipline
- Record of achievement as a college administrator, or equivalent experience
- Experience teaching at the college level
- Evidence of intellectual and scholarly achievement
- Understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
- Practicing Catholic
- Integrity, Intelligence, Maturity, Courage, Common Sense, Kindness, Wisdom, Humor, and Humility
The successful candidate should be an intelligent, trustworthy, kind, fair, energetic, self-motivated, hard-working leader who enjoys confronting challenges and solving problems. He or she should like people and be an expert communicator—both orally and verbally. In addition to being deft in dealing with many different constituencies, the ADAA should be polite, discrete, tactful, courageous, persevering, and wise with a good sense of humor. He or she should be good at working with others and at inspiring them to collaborate with each other. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, organized, talented manager able to work well under pressure, handle numerous tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Talent as a counselor, experience in curriculum and faculty development, a background in assessment, and budgetary ability would all be a plus. Working in the evenings and on weekends will sometimes be required.
Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates: That in all things God may be glorified.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references (who are thoroughly conversant with the candidates’ character, teaching, administrative ability, and scholarly accomplishments) to:
Dr. Carson Daly
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC 28012