Job Openings - Dean of Graduate Studies


Dean of Graduate Studies

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: March 22, 2017

Job Description:

Greenville College is seeking a dynamic Dean of Graduate Studies for a full-time, tenure-track position to oversee a growing number of graduate programs, currently housed primarily in the Schools of Education and Business.  The appointment will begin Fall 2017.

We are seeking a potential colleague who

  • Is dedicated to graduate teaching. 
  • Is committed to serve as a role model for both faculty and students within an academic community with a distinctively Christian mission. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to liberal arts and professional education.
  • Has an active and vibrant Christian faith.
  • Holds an earned doctorate (Ph.D. preferred) in either Education or Business.
  • Has past administrative experience.
  • Has a record of excellent teaching.
  • Has experience with multiple methods of curriculum delivery.
  • Is committed to cultural competency and the inclusion of diverse cultures.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will provide oversight for four primary areas: 1.) Curriculum—will oversee development, creation, and assessment of graduate offerings, including course approval, and appropriate institutional and missional alignment; 2.) Student Learning—will be responsible for student assessment, and guidance for student research; 3.) Policies and Procedures—will oversee appropriate committee structure for all graduate programs, including handbook design and alignment; 4.) Administration—oversight of Institutional Research within graduate programs.  The person selected will also teach twelve (12) graduate credit hours in their respective field, over the course of the academic year.

GREENVILLE COLLEGE:  Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in a wonderful small town of approximately 7,000 residents.  Greenville College was founded in 1892 and has a rich heritage of affiliation with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from over 40 denominations. 

We are a Christian community committed to challenging and nurturing students. We are dedicated to excellence in higher education grounded in both the liberal arts tradition and a rich Wesleyan heritage. We provide an education characterized by open inquiry into all creation and guided by the authority of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.

Reports To:

Vice President for Academic Affairs


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health and disability insurance.

Required Skills:

We are seeking a dynamic faculty member committed to Christian Higher Education in a liberal arts and professional studies context. This individual should hold an earned doctorate.  Candidates must be passionate about teaching and preparing faculty and students in a variety of graduate programs and committed to serving as a role model for students within a Christian academic community. Greenville College hires faculty members with a vibrant personal Christian faith that animates their commitment to scholarship and their passion for mentoring students.

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, (5) letters from three professional references, and (6) official transcripts. Online application can be completed at Address application materials to:

Dr. Edwin Estevez
Provost and COO
Greenville College
315 East College Avenue
Greenville, Illinois 62246

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

Complete the Employment Application

Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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