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Academic Vice President and Dean of the College

Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking an Academic Vice President and Dean of the College to serve as the Chief Academic Officer of the College, including traditional undergraduate and adult/graduate programs. Reporting to the President, you will lead the overall academic program of the College, ensuring faithfulness to our mission of integrating the best of education and the best in Christianity to students from diverse backgrounds.




  • Provide strategic leadership to academic decision-making and allocation of resources within the context of institutional priorities   
  • Ensure the robust assessment and quality improvement of all academic programs 
  • Direct faculty recruitment and retention, paying particular attention to enhancing the cultural diversity of our faculty   
  • Collaborate with faculty and the vice president of enrollment to oversee the development of new academic programs that are faithful to mission and will facilitate enrollment growth 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of all academic policies and procedures 
  • Serve as the dean of the faculty and chair faculty meetings 
  • Oversee faculty development efforts    
  • Chair the Promotion Committee and the Tenure Review Committees
  • Chair the Academic Leadership Team 
  • Oversee the Academic Faculty Committees including the Curriculum Committee, the Academic Policy Committee, and the Instructional & Professional Development Committee
  • Oversee the development of online and off-site programs   
  • Serve as institutional liaison to the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE) 
  • Collaborate with the faculty and the vice president for student development in the integration of curricular and co-curricular programming   
  • Set the academic calendar and oversee planning for academic convocation and commencement 
  • Oversee the publication and dissemination of the college catalog 
  • Supervise the following offices: Library, Chaplain, Registrar, Institutional Research, Campus Kinder Haus, Center for Academic Success, Graduate Assistant Program  
  • Serve as a member of the president’s cabinet 
  • Serve as leader of the campus and chair of the cabinet in the absence of the President 
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and its appropriate sub-committees 
  • Represent ENC in the academy and with other external constituents    
  • Be a lifelong learner who remains active in one’s own discipline and pursues ongoing professional development as an academic leader 


  • Strong Christian commitment with a demonstrated track record of involvement in a local church.   
  • Profound commitment to the Christian liberal arts and the mission of Eastern Nazarene College 
  • Enthusiastic support of the doctrine and policies of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal credentials 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an academic setting 
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational, communication, and relational skills   

Until Filled

June 2021


Please submit your candidacy via email to with the title “Academic Vice President and Dean of the College” in the subject line.  Your complete application will include the following in Microsoft Word or .pdf format:

(1) CV

(2) Cover letter

(3) Statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.

(4) Written responses (500 words or less) to the following:

    • Please describe your philosophy of Christian higher education 
    • Please describe your style of leadership 

Human Resources Director

Human Resources

Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170




Who We Are

Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.

Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more.  In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.

Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.


Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.


Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact


  • Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
  • Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
  • Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
  • Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
  • Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
  • Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
  • Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
  • Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
  • Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.

Equal Opportunity

Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class  in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge.  We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene.  It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964).  Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.

23 East Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170 (617) 745-3000

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