Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Vice President for Academic Affairs is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the President. This role is responsible for academic budget development, course scheduling and curriculum decisions, academic assessment, management of student affairs, hiring recommendations and decisions concerning faculty compensation and promotion, and university accreditation issues. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, the Vice President for Academic Affairs participates in setting broad organizational goals, objectives, and policies, especially as it relates to the core operations of academic affairs.
Serve as the Chief Academic Officer (“CAO”). The CAO holds the titles of Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The CAO is the primary link between faculty and the President/Executive Cabinet. It is the responsibility of the CAO to keep the President informed of faculty work impacting the whole of the university as well as to facilitate communication between the President and the faculty.
Serve on the Executive Cabinet.
Advocate for coherence of academic affairs and educational philosophy of Warner Pacific University.
Articulate academic affairs with the University’s Church of God heritage.
Facilitate faculty personnel issues including hiring recommendations and decisions concerning faculty compensation and promotion.
Participate in evaluation and assessment of existing and development of new academic programs.
Encourage professional development of faculty, and support the development of Division Chairs/Deans
Supervise the Associate VP for Academic Affairs, who also oversees academic and other functions in the Professional and Graduate Studies (PGS) program
Supervise the Registrar/Records Office, Institutional Research and Assessment, and Library Services.
Provide Executive Cabinet, the President, and Board with regular updates on academic affairs issues of the University including assessment and introduction of educational programs and degrees.
Serve as the Academic Affairs Officer for all corporate/educational related purposes.
Serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the University, including preparation of annual reports, substantive change proposals, preparation for periodic visits and leadership of the Accreditation Committee.
Actively participate in the review, amendment, and implementation of the University’s strategic plan.
Participate in faculty meetings and serve on campus committees as indicated by the Faculty Handbook and as requested.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
Adhere to University policies and procedures.
Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. and an earned rank of at least Associate Professor.
A minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience and a successful record of academic leadership.
Strategic and organizational agility with the ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels or the organization including internal and external constituencies.
Knowledge of principles and best practices in a Christian liberal arts university.
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
Ability to multi-task, work effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate information to others including effective public speaking skills.
Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to make effective decisions based on facts and sound judgment.
Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and the Internet.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Higher education experience serving in an administrator/executive role.
Experience managing core operational functions including student affairs, records/registrar, library services, and institutional assessment.
Experience in facilitating change with faculty within a higher education institution.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business attire is required. Employment and Lifestyle Standards: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1. A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit. 2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices. 3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints. 4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development. 5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another. 6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives. 7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community. 8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Employee Agreement: Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment. Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions. Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable. Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please submit your cover letter and CV/Resume to HR@warnerpacific.edu. Applicants invited to participate in the interview process will be asked to complete WPU’s online employment application at a later time.
About Warner Pacific University
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific... is a Christian liberal arts university, the university exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.