Website Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Dr. Lincoln, IL 62656 / 217.732.3168
|Work Schedule:||40+ Hours/Week|
|Positions Supervised:||Academics; Information Technology|
|Amount of Travel Required:||Minimal|
The Vice President of Academics (VPA) is the university’s chief academic officer, reports directly to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. The VPA supervises the Graduate and Seminary Dean and Undergraduate Dean and leads the University’s Academic Council, which is made up of the VPA, Deans, and four elected Faculty Representatives. The VPA’s primary purpose is to ensure that the academic mission of the University is fulfilled with excellence, especially in the areas of faculty (teaching) and instruction (learning). The VPA is expected to be a faculty advocate who helps create an environment where teaching and learning excel—in and out of the classroom.
- An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution (or its foreign equivalent).
- Relevant professional experiences (including experience in higher education and assessment).
- The ability to inspire academic excellence.
- Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the institution as well as the principles of the Stone-Campbell Movement.
- Commitment to the development of curricula that includes the exploration of current cultural issues through interdisciplinary, biblical, and theological study.
- Candidates whose past education and/or experience includes an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are preferred.
- Live a life of Christian character including moral purity and personal integrity.
- Think strategically, act proactively, lead collegially, communicate effectively, manage risk, problem solve, and serve pastorally
- Encourage discipleship at every opportunity
- Provides servant leadership that inspires, challenges, and empowers others
- Utilizes effective and efficient management structures
- Communicates regularly and effectively with all appropriate parties
- Utilizes shared governance in decision-making processes
- Interacts collegially and creatively with other administrators and with trustees
- Organizes and leads the University’s institutional effectiveness/assessment efforts
- Works with the Deans to plan for and select new personnel as needed and as feasible
- Works with the Deans to facilitate orienting and mentoring new personnel
- Oversees professional development for current personnel
- Oversees the assessment and evaluation of current personnel
- Promotes faculty/staff welfare
- Supervises the Registrar’s Office, Library, and the University’s Information Technology department.
- Helps communicate a vision and create a plan for all academic programs in keeping with the mission
- Allocates funding and other resources for academic programs
- Works with Deans to ensures that all programs are regularly evaluated and revised as needed
- Works with Deans to facilitate the planning for and implementation of new programs
- Carries a teaching load of up to 6 credit hours per year
Policies and Publications
- Coordinates the creation, implementation, communication, and evaluation of academic policies
- Responsible for publishing, enforcing, and overseeing amendments to the Faculty Handbook and Undergrad and Graduate and Seminary Handbooks.
- Responsible for all external academic relationships with the University’s accrediting bodies; ensures that all related external reports and visits are completed in a timely, accurate, and professional manner (e.g. self-studies, annual accreditation reports, etc.)
- Responsible for compliance with governmental expectations (NC-SARA, state authorization, IPEDS, etc.)
- Oversees all collaborative academic programs with external organizations.
- Facilitates the creation, communication, implementation, and evaluation of internal reports as needed (e.g. trustee reports, annual factbook, special project reports, feasibility studies, annual agreements, teaching agreements, syllabi, etc.)
LCU has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and LCU reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as LCU may deem appropriate.
|Reach Above Shoulder||O|
|Squat or Kneel||O|
|Lift/Carry||< 10 lbs||O|
|> 100 lbs||N|
|Push/Pull||< 12 lbs||O|
N (Not Applicable)
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Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% – 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Applicants should be prepared to respond to the University’s mission, core values, and statement of faith (available at https://lincolnchristian.edu/about-us/). Submissions will be accepted until position is filled.
Lincoln Christian University was founded in the heart of Illinois in 1944. Today, more than 1,000 students pursue their undergraduate, seminary, and adult and graduate studies education at our main campus, extension sites, and online. LCU offers a variety of majors and degrees ranging from professional two-year associate degrees to the Doctor of Ministry. The school is historically associated with the Christian Church/Church of Christ, or Restoration (Stone-Campbell) Movement. LCU alumni have served across the United States and in more than 160 countries. LCU gives its students the knowledge, skills, and Biblical worldview to live their mission in the church, the workplace, and the world. Additional information about Lincoln Christian University is available at www.lincolnchristian.edu.
Lincoln Christian University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, or prior military service. Lincoln Christian University encourages applicants who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the University to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Federal guidelines clearly recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.
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