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U of North Carolina Wilmington seeking Director of Honors College

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: North Carolina, United States
    Position: Director

    Summary of Position
    Oversight and overall planning for the Honors program and curriculum and Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF). The Director/Associate Dean is committed to enriching, directing and supporting a growing high-quality Honors program while strengthening and sustaining a diverse Honors community among UNCW’s students, faculty and staff.

    Minimum Requirements
    Successful candidate should have a record of active scholarship and effective teaching, and be tenured or eligible for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • An appreciation for
    ○ the mission and strategic goals of UNCW.
    ○ Honors education and the distinctive qualities it brings to the university at large.
    ○ preparing students to be successful global citizens.
    ○ building a diverse and inclusive Honors community.
    • Experience with
    ○ working with donors and sharing the fundraising vision of the College (in partnership with Advancement) with external constituents.
    ○ initiating/ development of new programs and curriculum.
    ○ advocating for and supporting a robust four-year Honors curriculum across all disciplines.
    ○ working effectively to secure support in an environment where resources are limited.
    • Effective communication skills and the ability to engage all Honors constituents (students, faculty, administrators, and community partners) in maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence
    • Passion for, and values that embrace a holistic and student-centered approach to education
    • A commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research, applied learning and creative scholarly experiences

    Primary Function of Organizational Unit
    The Honors College attracts and retains academically talented students, offering a powerful learning experience by encouraging curiosity, critical thinking, and independent work skills, that together contribute to creating a community of honors scholars on campus. The College is committed to offering opportunities to students as they pursue their academic passions in college. The vision of the program is to encourage and support life-long learning, including a global perspective.

    University Information
    The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

    EEO Statement
    UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Priority Consideration Information
    Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 13, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Applicant Instructions
    Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at



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