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Dean of the Honors College
Admin Position (11589)

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland and a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Dean of the Honors College. This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of a dynamic leadership team. The Honors College Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of a recently established Honors College with burgeoning enrollments and outstanding student outcomes. The Dean of the Honors College reports directly to the Provost and must provide visionary leadership for Honors-related programs, requiring thorough knowledge of issues and best practices for Honors education, student recruitment and success, and cross-campus collaboration.

The Honors College brings together high-achieving students and dedicated faculty in an innovative and student-centered environment supporting the transition of motivated students to exceptional graduates. The College enrolls approximately 500 students, has dedicated housing and space on campus, and fosters close individual contact between students and faculty. Honors courses and extra-curricular activities are intended to enrich and complement other educational opportunities including Living Learning Communities, Community Engagement Projects, nationally competitive scholarship applications, and extensive undergraduate research and creative activity. The Honors College includes the endowed Bellavance Honors Program, the Perdue School of Business Honors Program, and, soon, a Science & Mathematics Honors Program made possible with the support of a recent endowment. The Honors College has been recognized for its student-run newsletter (top in the nation) and benefits from instruction by Honors College and affiliated faculty as well as dedicated scholarship and other financial resources. For more information about the Honors College, see

This position is based in Salisbury, MD. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU offers 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs as well as doctoral degrees in education (literacy) and nursing practice and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 435 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Primary Job Duties: Working closely with the Provost, academic deans, and other campus leaders, the Dean of the Honors College will: develop a vision for the ongoing success of the Honors College and its graduates; develop and execute strategies to recruit and retain an outstanding and diverse student body; ensure the sustainable delivery of a quality curriculum; increase the regional and national visibility of the Honors College; supervise Honors staff and financial resources; maintain strong communication and collaboration with internal and external constituencies; and, have administrative responsibility for the Bellavance Honors House.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a relevant subject area from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution; a record of teaching and research that would warrant appointment at least the associate professor level; at least two years of administrative responsibility within an Honors College or Program; and familiarity with NCHC standards and resources.

Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization, planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral and written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently and in a team-oriented environment.

This is a full-time exempt state position with a full benefits package. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is July 1, 2018.

Applications received by March 6, 2018 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

Applications will only be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must submit all of the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the name, phone number and e-mail address of five (5) professional references. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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.: Equal Opportunity Statement :.

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.

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