Director of Honors Program

JOB TITLE:                           Director of Honors Program

DIVISION:                            Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:       Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Under administrative direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Honors Program, serves as a full-time faculty member (with at least 50% release time) and overall manager for the Honors Program. This is a 12-month faculty/administrator position.


  • Creates a living and learning community of scholars that enhances intellectual, cultural, social, global and career opportunities for selective, highly motivated, and critically inquisitive students;
  • Ifor the Honda Team; teaches the class designed to prepare the Honda Team for competition and accompanies the Honda Team to the competition sites;
  • Expands the scholars’ academic horizons domestically and internationally, including participation in Study Abroad experiences;
  • Reviews, designs, and reimagines the Honors Program curriculum and value-added programmatic and co-curricular activities;
  • Makes the program more visible by involving students in activities and experiential learning activities through opportunities for them to participate in and conduct discussions, presentations, multi-media presentations, and campus and community lectures;
  • Prepares scholars and provide opportunities for them to conduct research and make presentations at regional and national conferences to include but not limited to National Association of African American Honors Program;
  • Engages faculty in scholarship, research, and teaching initiatives that extend the learning opportunities for students;
  • Assists campus-wide in the continual development of a collegiate environment that strives to serve the academically gifted and talented students and to encourage them to pursue advanced degrees in professional and graduate schools though internships, career preparation and service-learning activities; and
  • Serve as budget manager for the Program.


The appointee is expected to have:

  • At least three year of experience in an Honors Program (preferred) or comparable five years of experience in higher education;
  • Must be eligible for appointment to the rank of associate professor
  • Knowledge of the philosophical developments and pedagogical

advancement in honors education;

  • Knowledge of national and international opportunities for students to study away domestically and study abroad;
  • Knowledge of curriculum development philosophy and processes;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning in honors education, including fundraising;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated published researcher and accomplished scholar in appointee’s academic discipline;
  • Proficient technological and social media skills; and
  • Ability to relate and provide leadership in honors education to the administration, deans, department chairs, general campus faculty, and student body.

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