Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College
The University of Oregon (UO), a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the state's flagship university, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC). The Dean will lead the oldest honors college in the country, renowned for offering a top-tier liberal arts and sciences education in one of the most vibrant research institutions in the West.
Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon is a Carnegie Research I (highest research activity) university that serves the people of Oregon, the country, and the world through excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. It is simultaneously renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching, and enrolls more than 19,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
The Robert D. Clark Honors College has supported the mission of the UO by attracting exceptionally talented students and providing them with an intensive interdisciplinary academic experience. Founded in 1960, CHC is a rigorous, highly selective, liberal arts college nestled within the University. The College enrolls 800 high-achieving students from majors and departments across the UO, who work with faculty in residence in the renovated Chapman Hall. Affiliated faculty from the entire university also teach in the CHC curriculum.
The Dean serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the Clark Honors College and is responsible for designing and executing the strategic growth and development of the College within the mission of the University; managing budget, personnel, and policy; and shaping institutional priorities and practices. This is an exceptional opportunity for an academic leader, well versed in cutting-edge approaches to pedagogy and scholarship, to build upon the College's strengths within a university undergoing exciting growth and change. In coordination with faculty, staff, alumni and students, the Dean will have an opportunity to further shape undergraduate education and research at an unprecedented moment in the history and trajectory of the University. To meet these goals, the Dean will be expected to refine the College's vision and help to build a greater sense of institutional identity; build a cohesive college culture and community; enhance student success and retention with an eye towards growth; develop and foster university collaborations; and creatively grow, leverage, and manage resources to fuel the College's aspirations.
UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
The University of Oregon has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Nominations, applications, and inquiries are being accepted for the position. Consideration of candidates will continue until the completion of the search process. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae with cover letters should be submitted in confidence via the Isaacson, Miller website for this search: www.imsearch.com/6466. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Regan Gough and Alanya Green
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.