Dean for Memphis College of Urban & Theological Studies (MCUTS)
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Salary: TBD + Benefits
Internal Number: F049P
This position is responsible, under the direction of the President and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs of Union University, for the overall operations of the Memphis College of Urban and Theological Studies (MCUTS). The Dean will provide vision, leadership, management, and strategic direction for every aspect of the college’s operations, and develop and administer the college’s budget, curriculum, objectives, and compliance with university and accreditation standards and policies. The Dean will also engage in direct fund-raising efforts as well as grant solicitation and management in consultation with the university’s institutional advancement office. Further, this position involves marketing and enrollment management, facilities management, and student safety in consultation with the appropriate departments of the university. The dean also hires, supervises, and mentors senior-level personnel within the college.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a terminal degree in an academic discipline appropriate to the college. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in fields related to the college’s degree programs and at least 3-5 years of administrative and teaching experience. The successful candidate for this position must be a self-starter with a high degree of motivation, energy, and flexibility; skilled in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office technology; able to handle multiple projects in a dynamic college environment; and have a strong commitment to customer service.
Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.