Dean of the Honors College

Rutgers University New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications and
nominations for the dean of the Honors College. The
successful candidate will report directly to the Office of the
Chancellor-Provost, serving as the public ambassador and the public
representative in all College business, overseeing the academic
programs and curriculum. Duties include overseeing staff, program
implementation, budget preparation, and strategic planning
The Honors College community includes students
from the
following liberal arts and professional schools at Rutgers-New
Brunswick: the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Environmental
and Biological Sciences, School of Engineering, Rutgers Business
School, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and Mason Gross School of
the Arts.
At the center of the Honors College experience is
the mission course, the Forum, where social innovation and
collaboration are the focus, and where many ideas are initiated and
later developed. In addition, students pursue travel abroad and
service projects, and work with internationally acclaimed faculty
in labs, in the archives, and in the field, where knowledge is
developed firsthand. Being part of one of the most diverse research
universities in the world, the Honors College embraces racial,
gender, socioeconomic, religious, and other forms of diversity as
central to its mission.
The Honors College dean will work closely with the Honors
College Faculty Board, the school deans, and faculty living
in-residence in creating a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum
that will help bridge the divide between traditional classroom
study and practical, experiential learning from the beginning of
the students' academic careers. This function will require a
thorough knowledge of the various academic requirements of each of
the participating Schools. The Dean will work closely with the
directors of the Byrne First-Year Seminars and the Aresty
Undergraduate Research Center to implement coursework and
experiential and research programs supported by these institutes
into the College's curriculum.
Specific responsibilities of the position include the

Engaging the College's high-achieving students with
opportunities to explore emergent fields and specialties while
developing the broad base of knowledge necessary for future
Providing oversight and direction for high-level academic
programming and leading and supporting the College's advising
Developing innovative teaching models that introduce students
to social entrepreneurship and global issues and assist students in
developing social action plans
Assisting in recruiting faculty to teach honors courses, serve
as mentors for research projects, and advisors for senior capstone
Participating in evening and weekend events to build community
and contribute to the success of co-curricular programming

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The successful candidate must hold a PhD (required) with
10+years of experience working with faculty and administrators on
curriculum development and mentoring students at high academic
levels. Exceptional writing and exceptional speaking skills, a
dynamic leadership style and evidence of collaborative and
transparent faculty partnerships are required.
Additional required qualifications include:

Knowledge of curriculum development
Understanding the pedagogical challenges of the modern research
university, including in-class instruction and the experiential
components of lab, field, and archival research
Experience implementing student-centered programs that
emphasize research and experiential learning
A track record of securing grants to underwrite initiatives in
curriculum development and/or grants or gifts to support financial
Understanding of educational and classroom technologies and the
ability to provide training programs for faculty to help implement
new learning technologies into the Honors College curriculum
A track record of successful initiatives around diversity,
equity, and inclusion that have produced measurable results

Chancellor-Provost Conway has charged a committee led by Chair
Thomas Farris to support the search for the new dean of the Honors
College. Review of applications will begin in January 2022. The
desired appointment start date is July 1, 2022.
The search committee welcomes applications, nominations, and
inquiries. An application should include a current CV and a cover
letter. Letters should highlight relevant experience, explain
interest and motivation, and describe an initial vision for leading
the Honors College. Rutgers University values diversity, equity,
and inclusion and will seek a leader who is committed to promoting
these values in leading the Honors College. The search committee
encourages candidates to describe initiatives and accomplishments
they have led or participated in that have lowered barriers and
increased participation by historically under-represented groups
and to address how they might advance diversity, equity, and
inclusion as dean.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick has engaged Opus Partners
to assist this search. Craig Smith, Partner, and Sudeshna
Chatterjee, Associate, are leading the search. To apply, request
additional information, or nominate qualified candidates, please
contact Opus Partners via
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Rutgers values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and
strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that
affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified
applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any
other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and
qualifications. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Category: Education, Keywords: Dean

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