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Seeking Dean for Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

The President of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Search Committee invite applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

As the chief academic and administrative officer of Holy Cross, the Dean reports directly to the President and is a member of the senior leadership team responsible for the overall administration of the Institution. The Dean is expected to advance the School’s mission and objectives, implement its strategic plans in cooperation with senior leadership, translate its academic vision into action, balance advocacy of the School with the needs of the wider HCHC community, and promote its national and international prominence in Orthodox theological scholarship and graduate education.

The Dean is charged with maintaining academic standards in teaching, research, and other services performed by the faculty of Holy Cross; providing leadership in program development; overseeing ongoing assessment of goals and outcomes of the three degree programs; conducting academic relations with other institutions; participating in fund raising efforts; and enhancing relationships with the School’s many constituencies. The Dean is expected to teach courses in one’s field of expertise and to serve as a member of the School’s executive team and as an ex officio member on the Board of Trustees.   

Candidates should be Orthodox Christians, hold an earned doctorate in a theological discipline, and have responsible administrative experience in a collegiate setting, including a strong track record both in teaching as well as scholarship, and a demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative and shared decision-making. Candidates should also have proficiency in the Greek language and proven interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate the ability to foster and sustain a collegial spirit and environment among faculty and staff as well as the ability to express the value of theological learning for the everyday life of the Church with attention to developing a faculty that shares this vision. The candidate selected will receive faculty rank based on teaching experience and research accomplishments; salary and compensation are competitive nationally.

Holy Cross is the graduate school of theology and seminary responsible for educating, training, and forming the future clergy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and other Orthodox Churches in the United States and abroad, as well as men and women for other ministries and leadership roles in Church and society. The School offers three graduate degree programs: The Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), and the Master of Theology (Th.M.). Holy Cross holds accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada.

Applications should include a letter addressing qualifications for the position along with a complete curriculum vitae. Include names and contact information of four professional references. The Search Committee will begin the review of applications on September 15, 2013. The position is to be filled by January 1, 2014.

Applications, nominations, and questions concerning this search may be directed to:

Search Committee for the Dean
Office of the President
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA  02445

Electronic inquiries may be sent to Dora Petruccelli, Director of Human Resources, at dpetruccelli@hchc.edu