Dean of the College of Education and Social & Behavioral Sciences

Posted 10/01/21


The College of Education and Social & Behavioral Sciences seeks a full-time dean and faculty member with a strong commitment to teaching and the integration of Christian faith. The position begins July 1, 2022. Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing leadership for the college and its individual departments, reviewing course offerings, recommending and administering assigned budgets, encouraging professional development of faculty and students, identifying qualified candidates for faculty positions, evaluating faculty performance, advising, recruitment, accreditation and committee assignments. Up to half of the contracted load will be teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


The college encompasses the undergraduate disciplines of education, family and human services, psychology, political science, and criminal justice, and the graduate disciplines of graduate counseling, graduate school counseling, graduate education, and graduate higher education.


John Brown University's mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. We are a Christ-centered, interdenominational university that leads the nation in integrating faith and learning, fostering holistic spiritual formation, promoting pragmatic liberal arts education, and preparing people to follow Christ’s call to serve others in all areas of life. All faculty members must be in agreement with the Faculty Employment ObjectivesEmployee Expectations and Articles of Faith.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree (or extraordinary work experience) in a field within the college
  • Evidence of administrative potential and a commitment to collaborative leadership
  • A commitment to teaching and to supporting teaching-related efforts
  • A commitment to the integration of faith and learning
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff
  • Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ

Preferred Qualifications

  • A terminal degree in the field in which the candidate will do some significant teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and in administrative work
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience. In addition, JBU offers a comprehensive benefits package including 403(b) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, leave related to the birth of a child, adoption leave, and moving expenses.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2022. Screening process begins October 15, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

More Information About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.


Please upload the following documents to the "Upload Your Documents" page:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Your CV or Resume
  • Faculty application (completed and signed)
  • Statement of Christian Commitment - regarding your relationship with Jesus Christ and your Christian Commitment (integration of faith and learning) related to your teaching, scholarship and/or service.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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