Azusa Pacific University — Dean, School of Theology

School of Theology

Azusa Pacific University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Theology.

Azusa Pacific University (APU) is one of the largest Christian universities on the West Coast, with a current enrollment of 8,100 students and with nearly 1,000 faculty and staff across 7 locations. Founded in 1899 as the Training School for Christian Workers, APU remains a vibrant faith and learning community, committed to its God First motto and preparing Christian disciples and scholars to be difference makers in the world for the cause of Christ.

With the Azusa main campus located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California, APU is a vibrant and diverse community committed to academic excellence, evidenced by its Carnegie classification as an R2 Doctoral University––High Research Activity. As a flagship institution within the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU's faculty and students are committed to pursuing the highest academic standards, and many of them are recipients of prestigious grants and accolades.

For those called to help impact lives and culture through ministry, APU's School of Theology and Seminary provide effective, practical preparation through a range of academic programs. Guided by experienced faculty and benefitting from a supportive, vibrant Christ-centered community, students graduate equipped to help transform the world with Christ.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean for the School of Theology and the Azusa Pacific Seminary will join an academic community that has been faithful to its founding Christian mission for 124 years. The School of Theology possesses a richly diverse faculty of gifted women and men serving both undergraduate and seminary programs. The next Dean will play a critical role in building trusted relationships to advance the University's mission with all its stakeholders.

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Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to

Bill Peterson