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Assistant/Associate or Full Professor/Director of the University Honors Program

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Job Title:

Assistant/Associate or Full Professor/Director of the University Honors Program

Posting Number:

Fac 2014000769



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Job Description Summary:

The Director of the University Honors Program is an energetic, inclusive, collaborative and effective leader. The Director is expected to lead the Honors Program to new levels of excellence in achievement of educational outcomes that synergize with institutional strategic thrusts in teaching, research and experiential learning. Reporting directly to the Provost and serving as a member of the Provost Council, the Director is responsible for academic administration of the Honors Program; developing and sustaining innovative curricular, extracurricular and co-curricular programming, including summer programming; leading student recruitment and retention efforts within the program; engagement of program stakeholders, and supporting engagement of university stakeholders; and developing and implementing initiatives in support of the University’s strategic plan.

Responsible for the operations, development and growth of the program, and establishment of close partnerships with other schools and institutes.

Provide forward-thinking leadership to expand enrollment and enhance scholarship, in its broadest sense, of the Honors Program leveraging institutional strengths in entrepreneurship and innovation and building upon areas of core strength.

Collaborate with the University’s academic deans and directors to expand school/institute-specific honors experiences.

Work collaboratively with Enrollment Management and other schools/institutes to use the Honors Program to attract and retain high-quality and diverse undergraduate students.

Foster a collegial work environment consistent with the University’s Values characterized by integrity, teamwork, and caring.

Assist with fundraising and development activities to provide scholarships, grants, and program support.

Reports to the Provost and is a member of the Provost’s Council.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimal Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. or terminal degree in the candidate’s respective field.
  • A record of scholarship and research appropriate for a tenured appointment in one of the academic units of the University.

Minimal Experience:

  • A proven track record of partnering with academic colleagues to develop and grow multi-disciplinary undergraduate programs.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to successfully engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated in a large, complex, multi-faceted organization.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among faculty, staff, and students.
  • The ability to lead the educational, research and outreach activities of the program, with demonstrated experience related to each of these key components of the program’s mission.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence especially undergraduate research, internships/co-op, and other immersive practical experiences.
  • Demonstrate commitment to collaboration and fostering a culture of inclusion.
  • The ability to make complex decisions in a timely manner, while listening to and incorporating the input of key constituents.
  • The ability to develop and support a skilled and highly competent administrative team.
  • An attitude that embraces change and the ability to be forward-looking in the development of the strategic direction for the Honors Program consistent with the University’s strategic plan.
  • Leadership in undergraduate education and experience with development, implementation, and assessment of curricular, co-curricular, and/or experiential learning
  • Experience with holistic advising and student achievement services and support
  • Experience in administration in higher education as program director or above

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to undergraduate honors education; a record of leadership and engagement with the National Collegiate Honors Council or similar undergraduate centered academic organization (e.g., NCUR, SENCER, SACNAS).

Physical Demands:

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications received by March 15, 2021 will be given full consideration.

Applicants should arrange for and provide contact information for 3 reference providers. References will be solicited at the campus/virtual campus interview stage of the application process.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time