Description: Founded in 1867, King University (originally King College) is a Presbyterian-affiliated Christian academic community dedicated to the integration of rigorous academic programming and the exploration of faith. The University establishes students in a robust liberal arts foundation and offers more than 80 programs of study. On-campus and online learning programs are available. Graduate and professional offerings include master’s degrees in nursing, business and education, and a doctoral degree in nursing practice. King currently serves approximately 700 students each in the traditional, online and graduate and professional studies programs.
The value of the school’s educational environment has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, which has named King a Best Regional University in the South for nearly 30 consecutive years. King has also been recognized by the Brookings Institution, which in 2016 ranked the University third in Tennessee for preparing students for high-paying careers.
King's main campus resides on 135 scenic acres in Bristol, Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Bristol, Tennessee, and its twin city Bristol, Virginia, offers a range of cultural and recreational opportunities. Officially recognized as the Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol is home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and host to a wealth of live music, including the nationally known Rhythm and Roots Reunion weekend festival. Historic Downtown Bristol also hosts PUSH! Film Festival, a three-day celebration of the cinematic arts that presents diverse feature-length curated films and screens entries from its juried film competition for regional films and filmmakers. Residents can enjoy concerts, races, and sporting events at nearby Bristol Motor Speedway, the legendary NASCAR short-track. And the region's mountains and lakes offer numerous opportunities to hike, bike, fish, ski, and explore the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.
With a rich history of excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences currently includes twenty academic majors in the humanities, mathematics and natural sciences. Its faculty also provide a significant portion of the core curriculum for all undergraduate programs.
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences serves as the chief administrator for the College, providing leadership for its thirty-four full time faculty in regard to program and curriculum development, instructional effectiveness, assessment and evaluation, faculty development, and strategic planning. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
A complete application will include a cover letter, CV, philosophy of education statement (with a particular emphasis of leadership in a liberal arts context), copies of transcripts, contact information for professional references, and a completed King University application for faculty employment, including a Statement of Christian Faith and Philosophy of Christian Higher Education, found at http://employment.king.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to applications received by March 27, 2018. Anticipated start date August 1, 2018. Please contact the chair of the search committee Dr. Kelly Vaughan, Associate Professor, Chair Department of Biology firstname.lastname@example.org 423-652-6468 for questions regarding the position.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Mature Christian faith and support of King University's mission and vision (http://www.king.edu/about/mission-vision.aspx).
2. Earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in a current College of Arts and Sciences discipline.
3. Academic experience and a record of teaching excellence commensurate with rank.
4. Substantial administrative experience in higher education with a proven record of collaborative and collegial leadership and a demonstrated ability to advocate for faculty, students, academic programs, and the University.
5. Commitment to the liberal arts and experience with diverse modes of course delivery.
Responsibilities: 1. Provide strategic academic leadership, working collaboratively with deans, chairs, program coordinators and faculty to further the University’s mission in teaching, scholarship, and service.
2. Advocate for the professional growth and well-being of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff and students.
3. Promote innovative ideas that demonstrate a vision for the liberal arts and encourage student recruitment for Arts and Sciences programs.
4. Supervise budgetary resources, assessment and evaluation, program development, and the recruitment and retention of Arts and Sciences faculty.
5. Communicate effectively and build relationships within the College and the University.
6. Teach up to two courses annually as needed.
Language: Multilingual/Bilingual Candidates Preferred