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Dean of Honors College

Ball State University

Last Updated: 1/15/23

Job Description

The Honors College seeks nominations and applications for a dynamic, visionary leader for the position of Dean of the Honors College. The successful candidate will build upon the College traditions of innovative student-centered learning in a demanding and challenging curriculum that guides exceptional learners toward meaningful community engagement and academic leadership.

The Ball State University Honors College currently is, and aspires to remain, the most comprehensive honors college or program in the state of Indiana and among the most comprehensive in the nation. It provides specific programming for every aspect of the academic and social growth of undergraduates, through curriculum and the Honors Living-Learning Community. The Honors College directly addresses “High Impact Educational Experiences” as defined and described by the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of curricula, academic programs, outside resource development, and all activities of the College; plan, direct, and coordinate the operational, student, personnel, and budgetary activities of the College.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in the candidate’s academic discipline.
  • Overall qualifications which merit a faculty appointment at a senior rank with tenure within one of the academic units of the university.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Freedom of Speech.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate with other areas of the university.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in honors education.
  • Experience in developing external funding and participation in fund-raising activities.
  • Participation in national organizations relevant to Honors College and the Honors experience.
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Pre-Employment Screening: Requires successful completion of a credit check. Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34434 . Include the following documents with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Inclusive Excellence Statement.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement (500 words or less) describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 12/30/2022.

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Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

For further information regarding relocation please visit: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:

  • We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
  • We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
  • We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.

And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.

Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.

Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...