SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA/STOTS] — The Board of Trustees of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here announces a vacancy in the office of Dean, effective June 1, 2010.  Applications and nominations for the position are now being accepted.

Saint Tikhon’s Seminary is an institution of professional Orthodox Christian theological education affiliated with the Orthodox Church in America, chartered by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and accredited nationally by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.  The seminary offers a Masters in Divinity degree as well as a Certificate of Priestly Formation, the latter of which is awarded upon the successful completion of the non-degree secondary program.
The seminary’s primary mission is to provide the necessary theological, spiritual, and moral foundation for Orthodox Christian men to become good shepherds of Christ’s Holy Orthodox Church and for others to pursue advanced theological study and personal spiritual enrichment.
The Dean is the chief operating officer of the seminary and manages and supervises the seminary’s spiritual, educational, communal, financial, and legal activities on a daily basis.  He also represents the seminary before all agencies — ecclesiastical, educational and civil — to which it is accountable. 
Candidates for the position of Dean of the Seminary must be deeply rooted in the Orthodox faith, must possess the general qualifications for a tenured position on the seminary faculty, and must hold a terminal degree.  They should possess a demonstrated success in exercising effective spiritual, academic, pastoral, administrative, and developmental leadership skills and the ability to communicate the vision of the seminary and to interact effectively with the entire seminary community and its constituencies, supporters, donors, and potential students.
Applications should include a detailed letter demonstrating the candidate’s suitability for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of the names and contact details of at least three [3] individuals who have agreed to serve as references.  All communications will be held in strict confidence.
Completed applications should be mailed to the Dean Search Committee, Michael G. Herzak, Vice-Chairman, 6709 Springview Drive, Independence, OH 44131 and received no later than February 15, 2010, at which time the Search Committee will commence the formal review of all applications.
Members of the Search Committee include His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, Chairman; Michael Herzak, Vice-Chairman; the Very Revs. Yaroslav Sudick, Joseph Martin, Theodore Boback, and Daniel Kovalak; Dr. Christopher Veniamin; Subdeacon Nicholas Blick; Leda Dzwonczyk; and Kory William Warr.

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