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Position Description: Brite Divinity School, an ecumenical, progressive theological school affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and with Texas Christian University, invites applications for a position in Black Religious Traditions, to include Black Church Studies and Afrodiasporic Religious Traditions. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Successful candidates will also bring a corollary discipline. Of particular interest are: Ethics, Theology, Practical Theology, or New Testament. Demonstrated competence in teaching, scholarly research, and publication record appropriate to the level of appointment is expected. Level of appointment is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

As an AA/EEO employer, Brite recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements: To apply, upload a letter of application describing interests in teaching and research and C.V. to Dean Joretta L. Marshall, Three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to All search materials will be accorded the highest level of confidentiality. Review of applicants will begin November 1, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2019.


Position Description: FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary:  The Executive Vice President and Dean of Brite Divinity School is a Board-elected Operating Office who reports to the President. The EVP/Dean oversees the six degree programs, administrators and faculty who are related to those programs of instruction as well as the office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The EVP/Dean has responsibility for accreditation of the programs of instruction; overseeing the directors of lay and continuing education programs, and supporting diversity efforts. This position provides creative leadership in the areas of long-range planning, budgetary decisions, personnel selection and evaluation, programmatic development, and represents the Divinity School within the University and the larger community.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Guides planning for the Divinity School by setting long-range and operational goals and objectives in consultation with relevant constituencies.
  • Represents the Divinity School to internal and external constituencies by maintaining active involvement in professional organizations, agencies and appropriate community groups.
  • Collaborates with other academic administrators in the formulation, interpretation and execution of academic policy and procedures for the Divinity School.
  • Supports and is involved with the goals and activities for Brite Advancement; meets and interacts with potential donors.
  • Provides leadership in the development and evaluation of all academic programs and outreach programs in the Divinity School by assessing effectiveness of current programs and analyzing the needs of students and overall enrollment pressures.
  • Maintains effective budget management controls by monitoring expenditures and implementing Divinity School fiscal policy.
  • Manages personnel in the Divinity School by determining the Human Resource needs of the Divinity School; directing faculty/staff recruitment, selection, development and evaluation.
  • Addresses students’ needs/concerns pertaining to academic matters by participating in the recruitment and retention of students and certifying students’ academic progress for graduation.
  • Teaches classes and pursues scholarly endeavors as appropriate.
  • Supports the development of members of the Permanent Faculty across all ranks and oversees faculty searches that deepen the distinction of the faculty as teachers and scholars who are able to equip people for ministry and whose scholarship serves the church and the academy.
  • Oversees administrative functions intended to support and enhance excellence in the academic programs and student services at Brite.
  • Serves as a liaison to Texas Christian University to strengthen a positive reciprocity between the two institutions.
  • Serves the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees as staff liaison, attends Board meetings, and responds to opportunities to support the work of the Board.
  • Leads required accreditation reviews with the appropriate organizations.
  • Works cooperatively with the Vice President of Business and Finance to build and supervise the budget related to Academic Programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD or equivalent in an appropriate academic discipline.
  • A distinguished record of teaching and scholarly achievement sufficient to merit a tenured appointment in a theological discipline.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current issues in higher education and academic disciplines relevant to the Divinity School.
  • Skill in oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to respond imaginatively and creatively to problems and opportunities.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

  • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
  • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
  • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.


As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


For employment opportunities outside of Brite, please visit the Brite Job Board.