Dean of DTS Houston and Teaching Faculty
Primary Function (Academic Administration):
The Dean of DTS Houston is charged with the administrative leadership of the DTS Houston campus including the DTS Houston Executive Team. This leadership is to be carried out in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs on the Dallas campus. Significant directional issues will be made in consultation with the Vice President for Education and the Academic Dean. This position will oversee administrative facets of the DTS Houston campus relating to academic and organizational responsibilities and personnel, with a focus on developing and executing DTS Houston’s strategic plan in light of recent and prospective growth. Primary to this position will be developing DTS Houston’s degree offerings and initiatives, including multi-site offerings in Houston, and attending to accreditation requirements by ATS and SACSCOC.
Secondary Function (Teaching):
The Dean of the DTS Houston campus also serves as a teaching faculty member in one of the academic departments of the seminary (based on academic credentials). Teaching responsibilities will be limited to two courses (six credit hours) per semester with a maximum teaching load of four courses (twelve credit hours) during a contract year, with one course per semester and two courses per year included in the contract responsibilities. As part of faculty responsibility, this position will offer academic advising to DTS Houston students. Normal, professorial expectations will apply to such responsibilities. Grading assistance will be granted as available through departmental funding and as deemed necessary by the appropriate department chair and the academic dean’s office.
The candidate must have a completed terminal doctoral degree in a theological-education related field (biblical studies, theological studies, or a ministry related field).
The successful candidate must have proven ministerial and theological education experience (10 years or more preferred).
Each professor at DTS is committed to living by the lifestyle standards stated in the faculty handbook. The candidate must indicate he or she is in full agreement with the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Seminary in his or her beliefs, teaching, and writing (https://www.dts.edu/about/what-we-believe/doctrinal-statement/). In addition, the candidate must affirm the following statements in his or her beliefs, teaching, and writing: Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality (https://www.dts.edu/about/policies-procedures/marriage-human-sexuality-policy/); Statement on Unity, Diversity & Community (https://www.dts.edu/about/policies-procedures/statement-on-unity-diversity-community/); and Statement on Men and Women Learning Together at Dallas Theological Seminary (available in the faculty handbook).
Employment is contingent on the results of a background check at the point of hire.
Please direct all letters of interest (with accompanying CV) or inquiries to:
Dr. George Hillman, Vice President for Education at DTS
3909 Swiss Avenue, Dallas TX 75204
Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a campus dean, this individual is responsible for the following:
- Meet weekly with the Vice President for Education to discuss direction and execution of DTS Houston’s strategic plan.
- Administratively lead the Houston Executive Team in the execution of DTS Houston strategic plan, especially with respect to the academic, organizational, and general campus functions.
- Meet regularly with DTS Houston faculty and staff to provide leadership for DTS Houston.
- Directly oversee all administrative functions for DTS Houston, including assisting the Office of Academic Affairs with all accrediting items and attending to implementation of accreditation requirements, especially with respect to present and prospective growth.
- Preparing annual DTS Houston budgets, controlling and authorizing expenditures within approved budgetary allowances, and promoting campus cost effectiveness.
- Maintaining quality of instruction on the DTS Houston campus.
- Maintaining balance and appropriateness of course offerings on the DTS Houston campus.
- Overseeing the DTS Houston campus relationship with students.
- Recommending the appointment and termination of nonacademic staff personnel on the DTS Houston campus.
- Serving on the seminary’s Educational Leadership Council.
- Represent DTS Houston to Houston area churches and communities as necessary.
- Interface with Admissions and Student Life Offices as pertains to past and ongoing initiatives.
As a member of the teaching faculty, this person is responsible for the following:
- Teaching at least one course per semester (two courses per academic year) as part of contract
- Maintaining office hours and being available for student mentoring and advising.
- Supervising theses and dissertations in the department as needed.
- Making progress toward promotions as indicated in the Faculty Handbook.
- Attending weekly faculty meetings on the DTS campus (by remote video).
- Participating in student orientation, campus recruitment events, and other events involving the faculty.
- Attending chapel programs, the annual faculty workshop (mid-August) and commencement activities and events (early-May).
- Serving on faculty committees as assigned.
- Representing DTS in research and publication.
- Representing DTS by ministering at outside conferences, camps, churches, and other ministries.