Faculty Position (exempt)
Position TitleDEAN and CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER of PACIFIC LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (PLTS)
Basic FunctionSUMMARY California Lutheran University (CLU) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) invite applications and nominations for the position of Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of PLTS. The Dean will be one of five reporting to the Provost, along with the deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Psychology.
PLTS and CLU are in the process of a legal merger which is expected to be completed in November, 2013. Upon completion of the merger, the seminary will maintain the name “Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary” of California Lutheran University. The current President of PLTS will retire at the end of December and the new position of Dean and Chief Administrative Officer will begin on January 1, 2014 (pending WASC approval). This chief administrative officer, who is an ordained ELCA pastor, will oversee the life and program of the seminary on the Berkeley campus.
PLTS offers the M.Div. and M.T.S. degrees, as well as a number of certificates. PLTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical and interfaith consortium of eight seminaries and nine research centers, with a cross-registration system allowing students to enroll in courses across the consortium. A joint M.A. is offered through the GTU, and PLTS provides core doctoral faculty for the Ph.D. program which is granted through the GTU.
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Application ProcedurePROCEDURE FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office on January 1, 2014. Applications received by August 30, 2013 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:
This position will be filled pending WASC approval.
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California Lutheran University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary are equal opportunity employers.
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