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University of Alabama System
Posted: 06/7/2019
Dean of the Honors College

The University of Alabama (UA) seeks an innovative leader with a broad institutional perspective to serve as the next Dean of the Honors College. The next Dean will work across the University to continue to enhance the nationally recognized undergraduate honors curriculum at UA and provide leadership on planning, curricular, and budgetary decisions in a student-centered environment in which one-third of freshman students participate in some type of honors programming. The next Dean will also engage with alumni, fellow deans, and other internal and external stakeholders to advance the goals of the Honors College and University. The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree and qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor in one of the University's departments. The candidate must also possess a significant and progressive record of higher education leadership.

The University, located in the city of Tuscaloosa (, is one of the nation's premier public universities offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in more than 200 fields of study. As the state's flagship university, UA has recently achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity (formerly R1) status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest division and the academic heart of the University, offering the foundational disciplines on which all others depend. There are approximately 8,400 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students in over 100 programs of study across 64 fields spanning the arts, sciences, and social sciences. The College consists of 23 departments and offers 19 academic programs that are not offered anywhere else in the state. The College's 568 full-time faculty include internationally recognized scientists, writers, artists, and scholars.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to: Best consideration will be given to applications received by September 2, 2019.

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Ann Die Hasselmo at or Chris Butler at, consultants with Academic Search, Inc.

Further information about the University of Alabama is available at For more information on the Honors College see

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution.

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