University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for the position of Dean. The successful candidate will be qualified for a tenured faculty appointment and is expected to be a preeminent academic leader and scholar, who will teach in his or her area of specialization, continue a vigorous research program, and oversee graduate and professional training. As one of 11 deans at the University of Chicago, the Dean reports to the Provost and collaborates with Divisional Deans, department chairs, institute directors, and program officers at the university. The Dean oversees faculty recruitment, tenure, promotion, and diversification; the budget; fund-raising; staff performance; alumni relations; capital projects; and student recruitment; among other duties. At the curricular level, the Dean oversees four graduate programs (Ph.D., M.A, M. Div., A.M.R.S.) comprising 11 Areas organized under three Faculty Committees: Constructive Studies in Religion, Historical Studies in Religion, and Religion and the Human Sciences, along with the undergraduate major in Religious Studies. In these and other capacities, the Dean represents the Divinity School to the central administration, the Board of Trustees, the Divinity School Visiting Committee, students, university alumni, the wider academic community, and diverse public constituencies nationally and internationally. Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2015; starting date for the position is July 1, 2016. Application must be made online. Please submit a cover letter; c.v.; research statement; teaching statement; finalists will be asked to provide the names of references.
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