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St. Tikhon's Seminary opens search for Dean
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 must be deeply rooted in the Orthodox Christian
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,
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
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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