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Dean, Honors College

Company: Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Date Posted October 8, 2019 Posting Details Employees hired into Administrative and Professional positions posted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, if employed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University Human Resources System. For additional information, go to ************************** Position Information Position Number FA8450 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Dean, Honors College School/Unit Academic Affairs Department Provost And VP Acad Affairs Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No Position Summary and Qualifications Mission or Goal of Unit The VCU Honors College promotes academic excellence through an innovative curriculum integrated with experiential learning. Honors College students acquire a foundation for future success wherever their dreams and passions may lead them. They also benefit from close engagement with top faculty at VCU through small classes, special seminars and workshops, study abroad, independent study and collaborative research projects. The Honors College community consists of over 950 students and 17 faculty and staff. More information about the College can be found at **************. The Honors College will become a recognized national leader in honors education, promoting innovative, active and engaged learning in a diverse, inclusive and supportive community of students and faculty within the context of a premier, urban, public research university. The Honors College Core values include: - Integrity - Our community will adhere to the highest standards of honesty, respect and professional and scholarly ethics. - Excellence - We will promote the highest standards for scholarship and academic achievement. - Diversity and Inclusion - We will foster a diverse and inclusive community where all people are valued and differences are recognized as assets. - Collaboration - We will foster collegiality and cooperation within the Honors College, across the university and in the community in which we live. - Innovation - We will cultivate self-discovery, risk-taking, creativity, originality, talent, inventiveness and an entrepreneurial spirit. - Engaged Learning - We will provide enhanced opportunities for learning outside of the classroomwithin the university, in the local community and in the global community. - Lifelong Learning - We will endeavor to instill a passion for a lifetime of learning as a means to sustained personal growth and as a force for positive social change. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressions of intent and applications for an experienced, collaborative and dynamic leader with a strong entrepreneurial spirit to serve as dean of the Honors College. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the dean will lead the continued implementation of the current strategic plan of the college, work with other leaders and colleagues across the university to pursue those goals and effectively communicate the college's vision and goals to constituencies within and external to VCU. VCU is a community-engaged, research-intensive institution that strives to leverage its diversity and urban location to educate students and develop innovations that solve challenges to society. The dean is the senior academic and administrative leader of the Honors College and is responsible for setting strategic, operational and financial directions. The dean will be a valued member of the senior leadership of the university, working with other senior officers and deans to realize the institution's promising future. The dean will also be charged with developing an effective collegial environment and the plan that supports excellence in teaching, research and service; facilitating collaboration between faculty members and among programs within the Honors College and university; coordinating the college's efforts with schools, corporations, other universities and communities and state, federal and international agencies; and developing strong working relationships within the larger university and with alumni, external partners, the academic and philanthropic communities and other key stakeholders. More specifically, the dean oversees student admissions and services; evaluates faculty and staff; develops and allocates the budget; represents the college in campus decision-making processes and engages in fund- and friend-raising in support of opportunities to grow the college's reputation, resources and impact. Position Responsibilities The dean, as chief academic and administrative officer of this unit, will undertake the following responsibilities and duties - Implement and continually refine the current strategic plan and comprehensive structure for the Honors College - Recruit and retain highly qualified and diverse students to participate in honors education opportunities - Hone and bring new ideas to the innovative college curriculum - Recruit and retain diverse faculty and appropriate support staff and advisors - Create and support an intellectual and cultural environment that promotes faculty efforts in teaching, scholarship and program development - Work with faculty to implement innovative teaching practices - Expand experiential learning opportunities that provide students with challenges and enrichment in their academic life through national and international study, travel and service - Oversee the National Scholarship Office, which supports all VCU students honors, non-honors, graduate and professional as well as alumni who are interested in applying for prestigious national and international scholarships - Assist with fundraising and development activities to provide scholarships, grants, a new Honors College residence hall and program support - Foster internal and external collaborative relationships with the other units at VCU and external constituents as a whole - Work to ensure that the Honors College is using the National Collegiate Honors Council's best practices for a successful and fully developed Honors College - Handle administrative activities of the college, including staff supervision, budgeting, strategic planning and assessment - Represent the College at appropriate university, community and professional events - Provide leadership in the development of an academic unit that is rich in cultural, social interdisciplinary and intellectual tradition, diversity and inclusiveness Required Qualifications The ideal candidate will meet minimum qualifications, which include an earned doctorate in a discipline offered at VCU; demonstrated successful experience in academic administration, including administration with a high-achieving student population; evidence of scholarly and professional achievement that will merit a tenured faculty appointment preferably at the rank of associate professor or professor; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituencies; demonstrated success in developing external funding and fund raising from private and public sources; demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a senior leader at VCU. Experience in administration, budget management, personnel management and strategic planning is expected. This person will be a gifted communicator, strong administrator and mentor and an enthusiastic and visionary leader who is able to work with other deans and administrators in developing new goals and programs and who will be able to address the needs of a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Preferred Qualifications Posting Detail Information Date Posted 10/07/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 01/01/2020 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information Application materials are now being accepted. Only those applications submitted through the VCU eJobs site will be considered. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately, and applications and nominations will be accepted until an appointment is made; however, the priority consideration date is Friday, October 25, 2019. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to: Betty Turner Asher, Partner Lauren McCaghren, Executive Search Consultant Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 Phone: ************ / Fax: ************ Email: ****************************** Email: *********************************** Posted Salary Commensurate Quick Link ************************************* Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicant Documents Required Documents - Cover Letter/Letter of Application - Curriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents - Other Document

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