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Volunteer Opportunity: Dean of the School of Theology at Foundation Academy of Amsterdam




The Foundation Academy of Amsterdam is seeking a new Voluntary Dean to lead our School of Theology. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Christian Theology or a related field, and a proven track record of working with diverse communities, particularly migrants, stateless peoples, and refugees. The Dean will be responsible for overseeing the academic programs, managing lecturers, and staff, and fostering a culture of inclusion and excellence.

Requirements


• PhD in Christian Theology or related field.

• High degree of flexibility and patience, particularly when working with marginalized communities

• Established connections with Churches, Dutch Christian, and humanitarian organizations.

• English language proficiency required.


The Dean will work closely with three program coordinators and will be responsible for ensuring that the academic program meets the highest standards of excellence. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build effective teams is essential for this role. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students from diverse backgrounds, and to contribute to the growth and development of the Foundation Academy. The position is voluntary, with an expected workload of 10 hours per week.

Workload: 10 hrs. on a volunteer basis.


Application


If you are a passionate individual with a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in education, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity by sending an email with a cover letter and CV to office@foundation.eu.com , addressed to Dr. Samuel Lee, president of Foundation Academy of Amsterdam. The deadline for applications is February 23, 2024.


For additional information, feel free to contact us at office@foundation.eu.com , addressed to Mrs. Jennifer Retotar.

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About the School of Theology

At Foundation Academy's School of Theology, we engage in God-talk, exploring the depths of theology and its relevance to our lives. With a diverse group of students and lecturers from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, we strive to deepen our understanding of God, the Bible, religion, humanity, and many other fascinating topics. At our school, we don't just study theology for the sake of discussion, writing papers, or taking exams. We live what we learn, applying our theological insights to our daily lives and striving to make a positive impact on the world around us.


At the School of Theology, we offer 3 main programs, each with its own level and content:

1. A program focused on practical ministry, titled "Practical Ministry," developed in collaboration with the Jethro Foundation. This program is intended for pastors and church leaders and consists of a certificate component and a one-year diploma program.

2. An academic program focused on undergraduate studies in theology.

3. An advanced academic program at the master's level in theology or ministry.


All programs are available in either a classroom-based or hybrid format, depending on the number of students.


About Foundation Academy of Amsterdam

The Foundation Academy of Amsterdam was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing accessible and affordable academic education to individuals who might face barriers to achieving their full potential. We believe that education is an inherent right, as affirmed in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our programs focus on human rights, global studies, and theology, reflecting our commitment to empowering individuals and promoting social justice. Currently, the Foundation Academy of Amsterdam consists of the School of Theology, the School of Integrated Human Rights, and the School of Global Studies. We serve a diverse student body, with approximately 50 students from countries such as Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Central Africa. All the lecturers and staff, including the leadership team, work on a voluntary basis.


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