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 Commonwealther of Pennsylvania, and accredited nationally by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. St. Tikhon's Seminary offers a Masters in Divinity degree as well as a non-degree secondary program conferring the Certificate of Priestly Formation.
The primary mission of the Seminary is to provide the necessary theological, spiritual, and moral foundation for Orthodox men to become good shepards 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, spiritual, educational, communal, financial and legal activities of the seminary on a daily basis and represents it before all agencies -- ecclesiastical, educational and civil -- to which it is accountable.
Candidates for the position of Dean of the Seminary must be deeply rooted in the Orthodox faith, must posess the general qualifications for a tenured position on the seminary faculty, and hold a terminal degree. They should have 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, 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 indivduals who have agreed to serve as references. All communications will be held in strict confidence.
Completed applications are to be mailed to: Dean Search Committee, Michael G. Herzak, Vice-Chairman, 6709 Springview Drive, Independence, OH 44131 and received no later than February 15, 2010 at which time the formal review of applications by the Search Committee will commence.
The Seach Committee consists of: Bishop Tikhon, Chairman, Michael Herzak, Vice-Chairman, Archpriests Yaroslav Sudick, Joseph Martin, Theodore Boback, and Daniel Kovalak, Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Subdeacon Nicholas Blick, Leda Dzwonczyk, and Kory William Warr.