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North Park Theological Seminary Search for Dean Now Underway

January 14, 2022

North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS) is searching for our next Dean and Vice President for Church Relations. This position serves as the chief administrative officer for NPTS, an embedded, parallel institution of North Park University (NPU). NPTS and NPU embody a diverse, scholarly community and are located in one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation. NPU is recognized as a Hispanic Service Institution (HSI). While NPTS is the only seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church, students at NPTS come from a variety of denominational backgrounds and traditions, in addition to the Covenant Church.

NPTS has an entrepreneurial spirit and continues to innovate in higher theological education, striving to provide an exceptional educational experience to each student. In addition to the residential campus in Chicago, and traditional distance students taking synchronous and asynchronous online classes, NPTS has several forward-thinking programs that have been introduced in recent years. NPTS offers a MA program through its School of Restorative Arts (SRA), which operates inside two correctional facilities within the Illinois Department of Corrections. The SRA is a unique educational opportunity where inside and outside students study together in the same classroom. Through partnerships with regional conferences of the Evangelical Covenant Church, NPTS has also launched regional, distance cohort MA programs which allow pastors currently serving a church to receive a seminary education without having to relocate and attend seminary full-time.

As the only seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church, it is imperative that applicants have a robust and working knowledge of the denomination and either be ordained in the Covenant or willing to transfer ordination to the Covenant. Additionally, applicants should have a relevant terminal degree, experience in both church and higher theological education administration, and the ability to lead in a fast-paced and innovative environment.

To apply for this position, submit a Cover Letter and CV to no later than February 11, 2022, for consideration. Contact Ingrid Tenglin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, with questions.

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