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      St. Vladimir's Seminary opens search for new dean

      07/01/06

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      Crestwood, NY [OCA Communications/SVS] � The Board of Trustees of Saint Vladimir�s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY, announces a vacancy in the office of Dean, to be filled effective July 1, 2007. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean are now being accepted.

      Saint Vladimir's Seminary is a graduate school of theology within the canonical jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America. The seminary's programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited nationally by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

      The seminary seeks to serve the Orthodox Church through theological education and scholarship. It educates future priests and Church leaders and contributes directly to Orthodox theology through the scholarly activities of its faculty.

      Saint Vladimir�s Seminary grants the Master of Theology [MTh], Master of Divinity [MDiv], and Master of Arts [MA] degrees.

      Numerous strategic developments are underway at Saint Vladimir�s Seminary, including an enhanced focus on training for pastoral ministry in the Good Pastor Curriculum, new initiatives for Saint Vladimir�s Seminary Press, and improved student facilities.

      The Dean is the chief executive officer of the seminary and supervises all spiritual, educational, financial, and legal activities of the seminary. The Dean represents the seminary before ecclesiastical, educational, religious, and civil agencies. If the Dean is a bishop or priest, he normally will serve as rector of the seminary chapel by appointment of the seminary's President, the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

      Candidates for the position of Dean of the seminary will normally possess the qualifications for a tenured position on the seminary faculty and should demonstrate sufficient ability and experience to provide effective spiritual, academic, and administrative leadership. Paramount is the ability to articulate and communicate the vision of the seminary and to interact effectively with the entire seminary community, supporters, donors and constituencies of the seminary.

      Applications should include a 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 four individuals who have agreed to serve as references. All communications will be held in strict confidence.

      Applications may be submitted at any time prior to September 15, 2006, at which time the formal review of applications by the Search Committee will commence.

      The Search Committee consists of the Very Rev. John Dresko, trustee and chair; the Very Rev. Paul Nadim Tarazi, Professor of Old Testament; the Rev. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Byzantine Studies; The Rev. Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, trustee; and Ms. Anne van den Berg, trustee.

      Those interested in submitting applications or contacting the Search Committee may do so via e-mail at jdresko@... or by writing to the Dean Search Committee, Alexandra Safchuk, Administrative Secretary, 7126 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817.

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      Further information on Saint Vladimir�s Seminary is available on the seminary's web site at www.svots.edu.


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