Dean, Anglican Institute – Ridley College
The Anglican Institute is a learning community that seeks to raise up, train and equip future ordained leaders for the Anglican Church in Melbourne and beyond. We aspire to have the best Anglican ministry formation program in the nation, producing gospel-focused Anglican leaders for the next generation, for parishes, chaplaincies, theological colleges, and dioceses.
- Christian convictions, character and lifestyle;
- Evangelical faith and life, within the broad range of Creedal Christianity, and sympathetic to the Anglican ethos of the College;
- Exemplify skills, character and leadership expected of an Anglican minister
- An interest in recruiting, training, encouraging, and mentoring students;
- Excellent references that testify to the character, skills and Christian faith and practice of the applicant;
- The position is open to men and women.
- At 0.4 EFT the candidate would need a theological degree, preferably at Masters level, with experience and credibility in Anglican ministry.
- At 0.8 to 1.0 EFT the candidate would need to be undertaking or be willing to undertake doctoral study, or have obtained a doctorate.
0.4 EFT, with the support and assistance of the Associate Dean:
- Recruit students to ordination and support them through the process (course counselling, reports etc.)
- Manage student placements
- Coordinate and participate in Monday Chapel and Mentoring Groups
- Coordinate Annual Preachers Conference
- Represent Ridley at selected Diocesan forums
- Teach Supervised Field Education biannually
- Organise annual AI Lecture
- Partial participation in Faculty Conferences and Open Days
- Two Deputations per year
- Select student interviews
- Ridley Representative on Chinese Certificate Committee
0.8 EFT, in addition to the 0.4 tasks
- Chapel Coordinator
- Chair External Engagement Strategy Group
- Teach additional 4.5 hrs per week
- Coordinate/teach online Anglican unit
- Build partnerships with other dioceses
- Chapel preaching further 2 times a semester
- Some online tutoring and/or supervision over summer
- Interview prospective students (and other minor responsibilities)
- Attend College activities and major events as detailed in the Faculty Staff Manual.
1.0 EFT, in addition to the 0.8 tasks
- Teach additional 3 hrs per week
- Research supervision
- Develop and coordinate Chaplaincy program or ESL Program
- Research and writing
- Participate in post-graduate seminars (3 per semester)
Critical Success Factors
- Development and maintenance of a program of Anglican Formation that effectively prepares students to conduct evangelical Anglican ministry
- Student-centred teaching that builds understanding and confidence in the Bible and the ability to use the Bible in ministry
- Consistent grading that aligns to marking rubrics with clear, relevant and detailed feedback
- Contribution to the community life of the College and to the collegiality of the faculty
- The successful candidate will enjoy excellent professional development opportunities and a warm collegial environment
- Three-year initial contract, with the possibility of a five-year extension following a review of college needs and funding
- If a further contract as a Lecturer is offered after three years, a sabbatical semester will be available after a further 12 months
- Remuneration will be discussed with short-listed candidates
How to Apply
Applications should be emailed in one pdf document that includes a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should indicate the position(s) for which you are applying, your preferred employment basis. Your CV should provide:
- Contact details;
- Educational qualifications (most recent first);
- Employment history (most recent first), including a summary of key responsibilities and achievements;
- Ministry activity (most recent first).
References will be required only from short-listed candidates. Please send your application or any questions to the Principal, Rev Dr Brian Rosner at firstname.lastname@example.org.