Honors College Associate Director Search underway

Now Accepting Applications...

Seeking applicants for the Honors College Associate Director position. After two separate terms as a wonderful Associate Director, Bill Atwill is returning to the English faculty full time (effective Spring 14)....except when we recruit him for Honors classes and events. :) There is no replacing BIll, but we do need an associate director ! I hope that this position will be of interest to many of you.

This is a 12-month position. Requirements include an earned doctorate and the rank of associate professor or above with tenure. Candidates must possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in honors teaching and honors project supervision is a plus.

Direct application materials including a cover letter, CV and statement of Honors teaching philosophy to:

  • Kate Bruce, Director, Honors College, second floor Randall Library.
  • Initial application review deadline extended to Jan 14.
  • Ideal starting date: part-time (overload) in Spring 14 if possible; however, there is flexibility to begin as late as May 15, 2014.

The associate director of the Honors College is appointed by the Provost from tenured faculty applicants recommended by the Director of the Honors College. The associate director's position is a 12- month appointment and carries a three-year term, with renewal contingent upon the director's recommendation and Provost approval.

Administrative duties of the associate director include, but are not limited to: curriculum development, including developing an honors course schedule each semester and working closely with department chairs to schedule honors sections of University Studies classes; recruitment of outstanding faculty to design honors classes and research opportunities for honors students, and administrative support for those faculty; recruitment and review of applicants to the honors program, including coordination with other campus programs; development and coordination of co-curricular enrichment activities; coordination and oversight of honors newsletter and various honors student media; participation in CSURF activities and special projects; involvement with North Carolina Honors Association, Southern Regional Honors Council, and National Collegiate Honors Council, including service on committees and attendance at regional and national meetings; representing the honors program to university and non-university audiences; formal academic advising of honors students prior to declaring a major and subsequent informal advising for senior honors projects.

The associate director is expected to teach one course in his or her home department each semester, as well a one-hour Honors Enrichment Seminar once a year, and a first-year honors seminar section as needed. Participation in June orientation sessions is expected.

-- UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.