Associate Vice Provost of University Honors
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for the anticipated position of Associate Vice Provost of the University Honors Program. The Associate Vice Provost holds a 12-month contract, reports directly to the Vice Provost, and is responsible for all aspects of the program.

The University Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience at NIU for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges. Currently, over 1,000 students from every department are involved in the University Honors Program. The University Honors Program offers both the personal attention and the collegiate atmosphere usually associated with the small, selective liberal arts college and the dynamism, diversity, fine libraries, and facilities of a multi-faceted state university.

The Associate Vice Provost (AVP) advances the University Honors Program mission to internal and external constituencies by playing a leading role in the recruitment and retention of NIU’s high-achieving students. In addition, the AVP tracks national best practices and is connected to the regional and national honors education communities. As the primary advocate for honors education, the AVP collaborates with college deans, department chairs, school and program directors, and faculty on relevant aspects of the program.

The AVP oversees the University Honors administrative team and student staff as well as the management of space, records, and budget. The AVP works to cultivate strong alumni relations and promote institutional development, including fund-raising. The individual selected will provide leadership and vision to the University Honors Program and will serve as one of the leading voices on campus for promoting, sustaining, and recognizing academic excellence.

REQUIRED SKILLS An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree; tenure at the rank of associate or full professor; extensive experience with honors education; the ability to facilitate collaboration among faculty and students from multiple disciplines; the ability to be self-directed; well-developed writing skills; and demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.

PREFERRED SKILLS Administrative experience; budget experience; self-motivation; excellent communication and organizational skills. A strong commitment to diversity is essential.

MATERIALS Send: Letter of interest, résumé, and names of three references to:

Anne L. Birberick
Vice Provost
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Complete applications must be received by April 26, 2013 or until filled. Position Available: July 1, 2013

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

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