Vice President for Academic Affairs Search

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Emmaus Bible College is seeking a new Vice President for Academic Affairs. As the Chief Academic Officer of the college, this person will oversee all academic programming for the college and will work closely with the Vice President of Student Life to ensure a seamless partnership between the academic and student life of the college. The VPAA serves as an essential member of the President’s Cabinet and will be a key contributor to collaborative management of the strategic vision and direction of the college. 

Emmaus Bible College offers a unique program of study that combines excellent biblical education, a robust general studies program, and the opportunity to prepare for careers in ministry and the marketplace. Offered in a residential college setting, the campus culture embraces what generations of Emmaus graduates describe as the Emmaus Experience: “Academic programs infused with biblical content, meaningful relationships between faculty, staff and students, and a campus environment conducive to spiritual and personal growth.” 

Retaining this model of a “Bible and…” education, as well as the college’s distinctive emphasis on New Testament principles of church life, Emmaus seeks a VPAA with vision and energy, as well as a deep commitment to the faithful teaching of the Bible, dedication to academic excellence, devotion to the core values of the College, and a passion for the spiritual needs of students. 

Effective immediately, the search committee is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and interested candidates can find information regarding the position and related materials below. 

  • Applicant stage: Applicants should submit a cover letter with curriculum vitae to the VPAA search committee at The cover letter should include a brief description of your interest in this position at Emmaus and a summary of how your qualifications align with the job description. All documents should be in a PDF format. Applicants should submit materials prior to April 9, 2021; although a review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

  • Candidate stage: Applicants advancing to the candidate stage will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire to include but not limited to a statement of faith and philosophy of biblical higher education. Additionally, transcripts for degree verification and three professional references should be submitted. References will only be contacted with permission from the candidate.

  • Interview stage: Following a careful review of references and a background check, a select number of candidates will be invited to interview on campus.

  • If you have questions about the position or process, please contact Israel Chavez a 

VPAA Search
Emmaus Bible College
2570 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA  52001

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