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GTU Welcomes Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to welcome Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies. Dr. Kim returns to the GTU to become Dean twelve years after completing his PhD here. “I'm very happy to be going back to Holy Hill,” he said. “It's a dream come true for me to be called to serve an institution I respect and love so much.”

GTU Announces the Hiring of Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean

The Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, California, has announced the hiring of Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies. Dr. Kim will begin his service at the GTU in January 2017.

GTU Begins Search for New Dean and VP of Academic Affairs

The Graduate Theological Union is seeking candidates for a Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs to begin July 1, 2016. The Dean will work with faculty and administrative colleagues to further develop and implement a newly redesigned PhD program that will create an interactive learning environment among the world’s religious traditions. Applicants should hold the PhD (or equivalent) and be committed to the value of interreligious and interdisciplinary graduate education in theological and religious studies.

The View from the Dean's Office

Our new Dean reflects on the exceptional students, innovative scholarship, and bright future of the GTU.

On my first day of work at the GTU in January, I lifted all the window shades in the Dean’s office to let the light in and saw the panoramic view of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay unfold before my eyes. I couldn’t believe anyone would lower the shades, ever, when there was such gorgeous scenery to enjoy. About an hour later I realized why previous GTU Deans had to lower at least some of the shades. The sunlight in the office is blinding, and the corner where my desk is located got very warm very quickly. I guess it is possible to have too much of a good thing! 

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