VP of Academic Affairs

International Theological Seminary
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Position Description
The Vice President for Academic Affairs gives leadership in the academic areas so as
to accomplish the purpose and mission of ITS in accordance with its statement of
belief and the philosophy of the school. He or she is the Chief Academic Officer
(CAO) of the seminary.


  • Oversee all academic officers; build and develop a faculty team of academically qualified men and women who are committed to Christ, one another, the students, and the purposes of the school.
  • Assist the President in attaining and maintaining licenses and accreditations.
  • Preside over all Faculty meetings. He or she shall see that all academic business is carried out as decided by the Faculty meetings.
  • Make a necessary review on Faculty files; maintain academic excellence on the part of the faculty. He or she shall also give guidelines and counsel in faculty development.
  • Oversee the work of registrar in reviewing all academic files of students and to recommend them when eligible for graduation.
  • Work with the Curriculum Review Committee to assess and revise the curriculum; oversee the preparation of the full year teaching plan through designated academic officers.
  • Teach as needed and assure the necessary services to the Faculty for their instructional and administrative needs.
  • Ensure that necessary policies in the Faculty Handbook are written or updated annually.
  • Work through the Librarian on all matters relating to the library.
  • Ensure that Faculty teaching loads, committee appointments, leaves of absence, etc. are worked out in accordance with school policies.
  • Ensure that educational effectiveness is enhanced through regular Faculty evaluation, Faculty workshops, Faculty development, and other related activities.
  • Submit an annual status report on the academic area to the President.
  • Serve in any other capacity as deemed necessary by the President.


  • Ph.D. or Th.D. in a field appropriate to theological education
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience in theological or higher education, especially in cross-cultural contexts
  • Minimum 3 years of administrative experience in theological or higher education, preferably in accreditation and assessment
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and record of substantive ministerial experience in the church

Compensation: It is a full-time salaried position.

Invitation To Apply:
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. International Theological Seminary is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its activities and hiring. A review of applications will begin on May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application must be submitted electronically to Ms. Ei Meren Acierto at eimerenacierto@itsla.edu and include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.