The University College houses several programs, including Orientation Services, Academic Support and Retention, Distance and Online Education and the Honors Program. Under the direction of the Dean of University College we seek to appoint the Director role for the Honors Program. *THIS IS AN INTERNAL ONLY SEARCH. ONLY CURRENT FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Director, University Honors Program - 75% FY appointment, 3-year renewable term
The Director of the University of Iowa Honors Program is an inclusive, collaborative, and effective leader who provides institutional leadership in the development and management of an Honors Program that will cultivate excellence among high-achieving undergraduates.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Strengthen relationships and collaborate with department chairs and collegiate deans to develop Honors course offerings and Honors degree curricula components that are mutually beneficial and in support of Honors students' success.
Work with Enrollment Management to recruit each class, maintain the quality of Honors Program admits and increase the diversity of the Honors Program. Ensure pathways to join and complete the Honors Program for students who transfer to the UI or who are current UI students.
Launch and nurture new initiatives to increase the Honors Program's contribution to our students' success.
Oversee the implementation of the Honors Program Strategic Plan. Develop and implement annual workplan and monitor metrics related to the success of the Honors Program, including, but not limited to, persistence and performance of Honors students.
Foster a collegial work environment consistent with the University's values characterized by integrity, teamwork, and caring.
Promote professional development opportunities for, and mentoring of, staff.
Administer the program budget, including scholarships and instructional funds.
Collaborate with, and convene, the Honors Steering Committee and Honors External Advisory Board.
In partnership with the UI Center for Advancement, assist with fundraising and development activities to provide scholarships, grants, and program support.
Communicate with internal and external communities about Honors Program activities, achievements, and opportunities.
Participate in national conferences and meetings of honors administrators.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.