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Dean of the Honors College

East Carolina University

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Job Title:

Dean of the Honors College

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Vacancy Open to :

ECU Employees

Department :

AAH Honors College

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Academic Affairs

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Dean of the Honors College

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Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Non-Faculty Senior Administrative

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Honors College (HC) and its programs are part of the Division of Academic Affairs. The Honors College provides outstanding undergraduate students with an enhanced and supportive intellectual and social environment that acculturates them to the life of the mind. HC programs help these outstanding students to become critical, independent thinkers who are active in the design and pursuit of their own education and prepared to lead successful and fulfilling professional, civic and personal lives.

To this end, the HC offers numerous opportunities incorporating service learning, leadership development, diversity awareness, study abroad, and undergraduate research. These opportunities encourage students to travel to state and national honor conventions to present papers or make presentations, an exclusive living/learning community, seminar-style classes with limited enrollment, and access to other curricular and co-curricular experiences.

In keeping with the core values of the Honors College, the HC strives to provide academically motivated students with the type of educational experience that grows successful and dynamic leaders in our state and in our nation.

Job Duties :

INTERNAL POSTING: Open only to applicants currently employed by East Carolina University.

The Dean of the HC will be responsible for providing vision and dynamic leadership for the Honors College at East Carolina University. The Dean will establish goals and strategic objectives for all aspects of the HC, supervise and coordinate the work of the college’s administration, plan and manage the budget, coordinate curricular development, ensure the efficacy of comprehensive data-collection systems, recruit faculty to teach HC courses and serve on committees, define Honors College admission standards, expand recruitment efforts and strengthen student retention, undertake fund-raising and alumni relations, and represent the HC on and off campus. The Dean will facilitate the development of new programs related to ECU’s strategic plan, work closely and collaboratively with other Deans and appropriate offices across campus, and execute other functions as directed by the Provost.

Minimum Education/Experience :

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree and a record of distinction in teaching and research sufficient for a tenured appointment at ECU. The position requires a commitment to excellence in Honors education and a clear vision of the role of an Honors College within a large public university. The successful candidate will have an inclusive, transparent, and collaborative leadership style and an ability to inspire and lead HC staff and faculty. The position requires administrative experience at the departmental level or higher; demonstrated experience in strategic planning, budget administration, and advancement/fundraising; a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; and an understanding of global and interdisciplinary approaches to Honors education.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preference will be given to candidates with leadership experience in an Honors College, Honors Program, or other initiatives serving academically talented undergraduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applicants should submit the following documents as part of their applicant profile in PeopleAdmin:

1. A curriculum vitae
2. A letter of interest that includes a statement of administrative philosophy, experience, and how the candidate’s qualifications match the position description
3. The names and contact information of three references
4. Statement of the candidate’s vision for the college
5. And a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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