Dean, Honors College



Job Summary

Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an innovative, student-centered, and collaborative leader to serve as the Dean of the Honors College at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Reporting to the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the College and serves as a member of the University’s academic leadership team.

The Honors College is a community of dedicated and diverse students, faculty and staff committed to the pursuit of excellence through scholarly advancement, community engagement, leadership development and cultural enrichment. Honors College students engage in personal and professional transformation through intentional and impactful experiences. The Honors College serves approximately 1,200 students from every academic degree program at FGCU.

FGCU serves a five-county region in Southwest Florida which is among the fastest growing areas of the country. Known for its natural beauty, world-class beaches and cultural activities, industries such as finance and real estate, tourism, outdoor recreation, health care, logistics and agriculture also dominate a growing economy that attracts new residents from across the country. FGCU serves an area that will experience significant growth over the next several decades.

FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.

Job Description

The successful candidate will have experience in the following:
  • Designing, justifying, and implementing a visionary strategic plan for the College that aligns with the university’s strategic plan.
  • Making data-driven decisions.
  • Applying for external funding, especially related to student programming within an honors program or college.
  • Working with a university foundation to procure external funding through donor support.
  • Managing budgets and endowments.
  • Creating inclusive honors pedagogy and honors programming through creative and interdisciplinary courses with innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • Fostering effective and inclusive collaborations with other colleges and schools to help students navigate requirements for honors within a major.
  • Creating a vibrant and supportive community for honors students by working with housing, the Offices of Student Life and Academic Success, student government, and other stakeholders on campus.
  • Fostering student recruitment from International Baccalaureate, Cambridge, and Dual Enrollment programs.
  • Supporting community and global engagement through sustained partnerships and programming.
  • Promoting honors student success with competitive fellowships.
  • Collaborating with a center for teaching, learning and faculty development to provide professional development to honors faculty.
Additional Job Description

Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate or a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in the disciplines broadly represented in the Honors College.
  • A record of teaching, scholarly, and service contributions that merits appointment at the rank of professor in an appropriate academic discipline within the university.
  • A record of progressively increasing experience in leadership roles in higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made at an out-of-unit faculty rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience on a 12-month out-of-unit multi-year appointment basis beginning as early as in January 2024.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU. Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Administrative Philosophy
  • Cover Letter (Please address your experience in relation to posted job details)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Five (5) Professional References
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The position is open until filled, but best consideration will be given to candidates that apply by December 1, 2023.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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