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Assistant/Associate Dean— Internal Search #42031

Honors College

The Honors College invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean. Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution’s goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Assistant/Associate Dean serves as a core member of the Honors College leadership team and provides vision, direction, and coordination for honors academic programs, initiatives, and policies. The Assistant/Associate Dean participates in long-term strategic planning,  engages in assessment, and supports the delivery of high-impact practices that contribute to student success within the Honors College.  The Assistant/Associate Dean is expected to teach courses in the Honors College and represent the college on university committees.

Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of the Honors College, the Assistant/Associate Dean is expected to

  • Work with department chairs and departmental honors coordinators in preparing the honors course schedule.
  • Manage the assessment of honors courses.
  • Oversee the curriculum development process for honors courses and departmental and college honors sequences.
  • Promote innovation and best practices in honors pedagogy.
  • Plan honors global experiences and promote study abroad opportunities for honors students.
  • Coordinate the college’s inclusive excellence efforts

The position holds faculty rank as appropriate to credentials and is a fiscal year (12-month) appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned terminal degree by August 1, 2022.
  • Experience in an honors program or honors college in a higher education setting.
  • At least five years’ teaching experience in a higher education setting.
  • Strong understanding of academic policies, procedures and culture and demonstrated experience advising students and faculty on highly complex, confidential matters.
  • Understanding of honors scholarship processes.
  • Experience in honors enrollment management including recruitment, progression, and retention.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, adaptable and service-oriented, with strong collaborative skills for teamwork and consensus building among staff and faculty.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task.
  • Ability to learn and innovate as needs of university and higher education evolve.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years working and teaching in an honors program or honors college
  • Experience with interdisciplinary courses and other educational opportunities

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy. 
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses.  Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins October 28, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is December 1, 2021. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

            Steven Engel, Search Chair, Search #42031

            Georgia Southern University

            Electronic mail:

            Telephone: 912-478-7926

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

Last updated: 10/22/2021