Florida State University seeks nominations and applications
for Assistant/Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and
University Honors Program Director.
The Honors Program Director works alongside a dynamic team
in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, nationally regarded for
their work in student success. The university's four-year
graduation rates are among the top in the nation for public
universities and disparities in graduation rates among Florida
State’s diverse student body have been virtually eliminated. The
university’s work in elevating undergraduate education has
catalyzed its rising national profile, a top 20 public university
ranking, and growth to nearly 80,000 first-year student
applications for admission. The Honors Program plays a key role in
attracting a diverse and talented group of students from the nation
and providing them a world-class learning experience.
The Honors Program Director will continue the work of building
one of the nation’s top honors programs. The program serves
talented and motivated students in all disciplines, admitting
students as they matriculate at the university and engaging
upper-division students in completing Honors in the Major. The
Program benefits from endowment support. The Honors Program is
based in FSU's Honors, Scholars, Fellows House, a modern space at
the center of campus that is designed to foster intellectual
exchange and build a strong sense of academic community.
The program is in a period of tremendous growth following three
years of significant program development including the creation of
a new interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum, an enriched
co-curricular program, and a significant revision of the honors
colloquium. Together, these enriched opportunities for academic
growth also cultivate a strong sense of belonging and community
among honors students. Providing further momentum for the program
is the substantial addition of new staff and faculty
positions, graduate assistants, peer educators, and peer mentors
who will be hired over the next two years. When this expansion is
complete, the program will have nearly doubled, allowing us to
offer these transformational experiences to a greater number of
highly motivated students.
More information about FSU’s Honors Program can be found
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This position will act as the chief academic and administrative
officer for the Honors Program, reporting to the Dean of
Undergraduate Studies and holding a faculty position. The Director
will be responsible for working with the Florida State University
faculty and administration to foster excellence in research,
educational, and outreach programs for Honors students while
strengthening the core role of the Program within the Division and
The successful candidate will have a strong vision for a leading
honors program and be able to demonstrate the commitment, ability,
and experience necessary to enhance the recognition and impact of
the Program. The successful candidate will also provide creative
and innovative leadership in guiding the ongoing transformation of
the undergraduate experience and ensuring the Program's ability to
foster a transformational education for Florida State University's
most academically talented students.
The Director will be working in conjunction with the Faculty
Senate’s Honors Program Policy Committee to develop strategic
initiatives regarding academic programs and opportunities,
enrollment, and program evaluation. The Director will work closely
with the Office of National Fellowships, Center for Undergraduate
Research and Academic Engagement, as well as the Presidential
Scholars Program to develop an engaged support system for students
across campus. The Director will work with the Dean of
Undergraduate Studies to foster strong working relationships with
alumni and donors and will serve as the primary advocate of the
Program, both internally and externally. The Director will also
work closely with the Graduate School, other partners across the
campus, and community leaders to prepare students for academic and
As a University leader, the Director will actively participate
in University planning, implementation, and assessment efforts
while promoting diversity of faculty, students, and staff within
the Program. Most importantly, the Director will have a commitment
to excellence in Honors education and a clear vision of the role
and significance of an honors program within a large public
- Academic doctorate or highest-level terminal degree from an
accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or
equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and
otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.
- Minimum of three years experience in course
- Demonstrated record of achievement in teaching with a minimum
of five years teaching experience.
- Previous experience in honors administration, teaching, and
curriculum development is strongly preferred.
- Previous experience supervising both faculty and staff.
- Experience working with multiple colleges and departments.
- Experience with student recruitment and retention.
For questions regarding this position, please contact
the Chair of the Selection Committee, Craig Filar, email@example.com or
850-644-7596. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with
the application process, please contact HR Representative Heather
Rushing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State
University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the
sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while
embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the
traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in
1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of
higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in
tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and
embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of
a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people
whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!
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This is a Faculty position.
This position has the potential of tenure upon
appointment based on the qualifications of the candidate. Incubment
will hold either a specialized or tenured faculty
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