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Dean of the Honors College - (2400000Q)

Towson University
Towson, Maryland
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

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Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of the Honors College - (2400000Q)

Job Summary 

Towson University (TU), founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and ranked no. 1 among all public universities in Maryland by the Wall Street Journal 2023 College Rankings. Located north of Baltimore, TU is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. TU enrolls over 19,000 students, including over 3,000 graduate students, across six academic colleges (business & economics, education, fine arts and communication, health professions, liberal arts, and science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 110+ Bachelor’s, 47 Master’s, and 7 Doctoral programs. Our 330-acre centrally located campus is eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Honors College recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and is committed to the intellectual and character development of highly engaged undergraduate students. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studyresearch and co-curricular experiences, the Honors College seeks to cultivate inquisitive minds and foster broad knowledge that strengthens students’ scholarly interests, nurtures their talents, develops their sense of ethical responsibility, and enables them to navigate an increasingly complex globalized world.

Responsibilities and Duties

Towson University’s next Honors College dean will be an innovative, energetic and entrepreneurial educator, visionary and strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record of championing a student-centered approach to inclusive excellence. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the successful candidate will lead the Honors college into expanding its impact, offerings and access. The dean shall possess a passion for Honors education; strong communication and listening skills; the ability to closely collaborate with colleagues on the Deans’ and Provost’s Councils; familiarity with, and a commitment to, fundraising; and superior personnel and budget management skills.

To learn more about the responsibilities for the Honors College dean, please view the Leadership Profile.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will have the following professional qualifications:

  • An earned terminal degree and a substantial record of intellectual/creative accomplishment, excellent teaching and student advising/mentoring, and academic engagement that would qualify for appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor, with tenure in one of TU’s academic units;
  • Academic administrative experience of at least five years at the departmental level or higher, including experience with faculty and staff hiring, student mentoring/advising, budget management, and instructional assessment.

For a complete list of the qualifications and personal characteristics that the ideal candidate will possess, please view the Leadership Profile.

Salary and Benefits 

Starting salary is $190,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position also includes full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 15 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here

Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. 

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