Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) seeks an Honors Program Director, Associate Professor/Professor, who will provide institutional leadership for an honors program that will attract and retain exceptional, diverse undergraduate students. The position will report to the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Program Development. The Honors Program Director will teach two honors courses each academic year. The Director will (1) manage the current operations of the honors program; (2) develop and maintain best practice(s) within the honors program; (3) serve as Chair of a new Honors Advisory Council; (4) work with the Honors Advisory Council to refine the mission, goals, curriculum, and co-curriculum of the honors program; (5) coordinate the development and implementation of a redesigned honors program; and (6) develop and implement a plan to assess the effectiveness of the honors program to achieve stated goals. The Director will also create and execute a plan to seek external program funds and national scholarship funding for exceptional undergraduate students. Candidates for the position should exhibit knowledge of key issues and innovations in honors education and have experience engaging undergraduate students in challenging and enriching educational experiences.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Ten month appointment with potential for summer employment; with tenure.
SOURCE OF FUNDS: State
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: Earned terminal degree from an accredited institution; teaching, scholarship, and service record appropriate for faculty appointment with tenure at the associate professor or professor level in an SIUE academic department at the time of appointment; evidence of a strong commitment to team building; commitment to diversity of students and faculty. EXPERIENCE WITHIN A UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM IS PREFERRED.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin April 4, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.
APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR SUBMISSION MUST INCLUDE: A LETTER OF APPLICATION (specifically addressing the duties above), A STATEMENT OF HONORS TEACHING PHILOSOPHY, CURICULUM VITAE, OFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS, THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE SUBMITTED BY REFEREES DIRECTLY TO THE ADDRESS BELOW, AND NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS, ADDRESSES, AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OF 5 ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUBMITTED TO:
HONORS DIRECTOR Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1021
Security sensitive positions (those involving work with children, handling University funds or controlled substances, or working as security agents) require a criminal background investigation before an offer of appointment can be made.
SIUE is a comprehensive regional university located on a 2,660 acre campus in a semi-rural setting 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. SIUE is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.
Information about SIUE and the SIUE Honors Program can be found at:
SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.
Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran
's status in violation of Title VII.
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