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Houghton College

Academic Vice President & Dean of the College

Houghton College
Houghton, New York, United States

Date Posted: 07/27/2006
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Houghton College announces a nationwide search to recruit an innovative and collaborative individual for the position of Academic Vice President and Dean of the College. Reporting directly to the President and an integral member of the Presidents cabinet, this individual will serve as the campus leader in the Presidents absence. The successful candidate will provide compelling leadership for the personnel and academic program of Houghtons undergraduate college and graduate school in the Christian liberal arts tradition. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in relevant field, demonstrated leadership experience in an academic context, and experience as a tenured member of a Christian Liberal Arts college faculty. A full job description can be found at:

Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. Houghton has an idyllic sense of community that is the desire of many colleges. Enrollment exceeds 1,200 students, with over 90 percent residential. The college has an operating budget in excess of $30 million and a growing endowment that now approaches $35 million.

Houghton is a leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The typical incoming Houghton student scores 160+ points above the national average on the SAT, and two-thirds are in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Houghton has been named to the Honor Roll in The Templeton Guide, which selects colleges that encourage character development. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at:

While applications and nominations will be received until a new Academic Vice President and Dean of the College is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1, 2006, to receive optimal consideration. Applicants, potential applicants and nominators may direct questions to the Office of the President. Applicants should submit a cover letter, vitae, and list of five references to:
Office of the President
Houghton College
One Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744
(585) 567-9310

Houghton College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity within its administration, faculty, staff and student populations.