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Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Commensurate with qualifications
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Ohio University (OHIO) invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the Honors Tutorial College (HTC). The dean will bring vision, leadership, and innovation to the college and to the honors programs and related scholars programming. In addition to leading the perennially top-ranked HTC – the oldest degree-granting college of its kind within the country – the dean also leads the OHIO Honors Program (OHP), an experiential approach to honors education, and related scholarly programming.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the dean serves as the chief administrative, academic, budgetary, and advancement officer of the HTC and OHP and is responsible for strategic, programmatic, and financial operations. On behalf of the HTC, OHP, and related scholarly programming, the dean fosters collaborative opportunities both internally and externally to engage students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners to further the OHIO Honors mission and to foster the honors community. The dean serves as a role model of integrity and professionalism for the college’s faculty and staff and is accessible to and engaged with honors students. The dean collaborates closely with other deans and other constituents across the university, the region, the nation, and the globe to coordinate academic programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, traditional and cross-disciplinary scholarship, and experiential learning opportunities.

Over 300 tutorial students are enrolled within 32 programs of study offered within HTC. The OHP enrolls over 1,200 students across almost every academic major offered by OHIO. Honors programming is designed to encourage high-achieving students to stretch themselves intellectually and apply their knowledge in ways to continue the learning process and to craft creative responses to real world challenges.

The dean will hold an earned terminal degree in an academic field relevant to OHIO and have a distinguished record of scholarly, creative, and professional achievement sufficient for appointment as a tenurable full professor within the university. The dean will demonstrate successful experience as an academic administrative leader, such as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, department chair, or program director, and it is strongly preferred the dean have experience within an honors program or honors college.

A Carnegie Doctoral University – Very High Research (R1) institution, OHIO is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution which serves over 28,000 students across its main campus located in Athens, Ohio along with five regional campuses, additional satellite locations, and extensive online programs.

A full description of the role can be found here

Salary for the role is anticipated to be within the low $200,000’s, commensurate with experience. For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications to Application materials will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Please send all materials electronically to:

Tom Fitch, Managing Director
Carol Fairborn, Associate
Storbeck Search

Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity
The university promotes equal employment and educational opportunities and is committed to ensuring non-discrimination in all educational programs and activities. It is the policy of Ohio University that there shall be no discrimination against any individual in educational or employment opportunities because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, or military veteran status.

There also shall be no discrimination because of age except in compliance with requirements of retirement plans or state and federal laws and guidelines. Discrimination on the basis of age or sex or disability will be prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) necessary to proper and efficient performance.

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, Ohio University affirms the values of equity, inclusion and equal access to all by fostering a welcoming, respectful, and diverse workforce and community. We are committed to cultural pluralism in the belief that this is beneficial to all people and essential in strengthening the fabric of society.

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