Associate Academic Dean

London (GB)
10 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

London School of Theology (LST) exists to serve the Church worldwide church by educating individuals, equipping local churches and engaging in leading research.  The School, under the leadership of its Principal and Executive Team, has developed a new strategic vision for 2019-2025.  This is a strategy for growth, consolidating LST's position as the largest evangelical interdenominational theological college in Europe.

LST is seeking to recruit a full-time Associate Academic Dean who will lead the faculty team, work with colleagues in the Executive Team and contribute to the life of the School. It is important that the person is someone of integrity and truthfulness, as well as being caring and compassionate. The College serves the mission of the Church in the world and it is also important that the person moves with ease between Church, Academy and wider Society.

The successful postholder will report to the Principal and key tasks include collaborating with the Principal for the development of the academic vision and mission of the School, developing the research culture of LST, ensuring academic delivery and faculty management.

Candidates must have a PhD in Theology or a related field, have experience in HE administration and lecturing (including online teaching), and possess strong leadership, administrative and organisational skills.  A qualification in lecturing at HE level, or other educational qualification, and experience in using Moodle will be useful.

There is an occupational requirement for the postholder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Part 1, Schedule 9.  It is a condition of employment that the postholder sign annually LST’s Doctrinal Basis and maintain the key values outlined in its Ethos Statement.

The job description, personal specification, full details on how to apply and interview dates can be found:

Deadline for receipt of applications: Noon, Friday 4 September 2020

Interview process:

Stage 1

Interview date: Wednesday 23 September 2020

Interviews will take place by zoom.

Shortlisted candidates from Stage 1 will be invited to visit LST for Stage 2:

Stage 2

Interview date: Tuesday 6 October 2020

It is anticipated that the successful postholder will start the role on 1 January 2021.