Dean of the School of Humanities, Education & Theology

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  • Pacific Adventist University
  • Koiari Park Campus, PNG
  • Full Time
  • Applications Close: 30 Aug 2019

Responsible to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the academic leadership and management of the School including financial, resource and human resource management. The Dean is a senior member of the University’s Academic Staff and is expected to work closely with other senior staff in a collegial manner to promote the overall development of the School and University.

The Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
1. Providing strategic and operational direction to the School and its disciplines consistent with University plans and policies and within budget.
2. Overseeing the academic administration of the School in accordance with the University’s academic regulations and accountabilities and promoting excellence in the School’s teaching and learning activities.
3. Working effectively with colleagues in the School to support, produce, and promote research.
4. Promoting the general welfare of students and ensuring their environmental health and safety and access to equity.
5. Leading and supporting the professional development of the staff of the School.

1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
2. Demonstrated commitment to Jesus Christ and the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
3. An established scholar with a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a field relevant to the School.
4. Sound understanding of higher education in the Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.
5. Demonstrated capacity to strengthen teaching, research, scholarly and professional activities and build the School’s reputation.
6. Demonstrated management skills – preferably in a university environment.
7. Ability to develop and manage effective relationships with the School’s professional and regional communities, with relevant industries and public sector organisations, and build international partnerships and alliances to promote the University, School, its graduates, and research.

1. At least five years teaching experience in a university environment.
2. At least five years management experience in a university environment.
3. Experience in postgraduate supervision.
4. A portfolio of published research.

All applicants for this position must be active members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

PAU is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from females for this position

Professor Lalen Simeon (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) +675 328 0223 or email

Applications must include a cover letter that addresses each of the selection criteria listed, a complete CV, and the names and contact details of 3 referees: 2 of whom must be professional and 1 your church Pastor.

Please submit all applications to:
Human Resources
Seventh-day Adventist Church (Pacific) Ltd
Locked Bag 2014
Wahroonga NSW 2076
Fax: +612 9489 0943