Associate Dean of Marquand Chapel

Connecticut, United States
22 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Dean of Yale Divinity School and collaborating with the Marquand Chapel committee, the Associate Dean of Marquand Chapel develops the vision for and implementation of worship in Marquand Chapel which meets daily during term and for special occasions throughout the year. Two staff report directly to the Associate Dean: a full-time Liturgical Assistant (YDS) who coordinates the production of daily chapel and a Director of Chapel Music (ISM) who devotes 50% of her/his time to direct the music in Marquand. The position of Associate Dean of Chapel comes with a faculty appointment in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music at an appropriate rank; the Associate Dean is expected to teach one course per term (33.3%) in a relevant discipline.

Essential Duties

Performs assigned middle level professional duties that support the goals and objectives of a department/unit.

Required Education and Experience

Academic qualifications, including an advanced degree, in an appropriate theological discipline and two years of experience in active leadership of worship or equivalent combination of education and experience. Appreciation and understanding of the importance of music and the arts.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to function in a context with diverse traditions of worship.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Training in music.

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Occasional

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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