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Associate Director of the Honors Program (UGA Internal Search)

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Applications should be submitted to by 11/3/17. The application packet should include a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s experience and skills match the qualifications outlined above; and a list of three professional references, who will not be contacted without prior communication with the candidate. The search process, which will include a search committee, is expected to close in early December 2017 with a preferred start date of January 1, 2018. This start date is negotiable. Nominations, questions and/or other inquires may be directed to the Associate Provost and Director of the Honors Program, Dr. David S. Williams, Jere W. Morehead Distinguished Professor and Josiah Meigs Professor of Religion, at or to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Alan Darvill, Regents Professor and Director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, at This is a full-time, 12-month position. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. If the successful candidate is a tenured UGA faculty member, tenure will be retained in the current appointment home unit.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2017_00484F
Posting Type
Working Title Associate Director of the Honors Program (UGA Internal Search)
Title Code 88110
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Negotiable
Job Summary

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Associate Director of the Honors Program. The Associate Director is second in command of the Honors Program. This position reports directly to the Associate Provost and Director of the Honors Program, who reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

The Associate Director supports strategic strengthening of the Honors Program by working closely with the Associate Provost and Director; represents the Honors Program and the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) on campus and externally, including regionally and nationally; oversees the daily operations of the CURO office and the Honors academic advising team; coordinates Honors curricular offerings; and supervises several staff members. The suite of job responsibilities is expected to expand in the future and other duties will be assigned by the Associate Provost and Director.

The UGA Honors Program supports nearly 2,500 Honors students through a variety of personalized services including career development and academic advising; small Honors course sections; funded study abroad, internship, and undergraduate research experiential learning opportunities; an accelerated combined undergraduate/master’s degree program; and specialized programming of book discussions, faculty and alumni lectures and mentoring, and student organizations. The Honors Program actively recruits potential students and manages its own applications; it has its own development and alumni relations professional as well as its own communications specialist; it houses the most prestigious academic scholarships offered at UGA, the Foundation Fellowship and the Ramsey Honors Scholarship; and it serves the campus at large through overseeing the processes associated with nationally competitive fellowships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Truman, and Fulbright scholarships. The Honors Program also administers the campus-wide Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities and its programs, including the annual CURO Symposium and the CURO Research Assistantship. The Associate Provost and Director of the Honors Program directs a staff of 19 dedicated individuals, who are located in the Moore College building and the Myers residence hall.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

• A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree.
• A faculty appointment at UGA.
• A demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
• Documented experience in mentoring undergraduate students.
• Documented effectiveness as a staff supervisor.
• Documented success in academic leadership.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

• Documented accomplishment as a research team or committee leader in an academic setting
• Experience with strategic planning and/or initiatives that have strengthened academic programs.
• Served on university-wide committees.
• Knowledge of best practices in academic areas such as student learning outcomes assessment, curriculum development, and/or program assessment.
• The rank of full professor.
• A broad knowledge of UGA and the role played by the Honors Program and CURO.
• Engaging and clear communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• A strong interest in supporting the success of others.
• A commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Degree Level Terminal
Posting Date 09/25/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 11/03/2017
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents