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Dean- Honors College (Internal Only)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions, Executive Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Dean-Honors College                                   

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: Non-Unit                                                                                                             

DEPARTMENT: Honors College

FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                                                       


REPORTS TO: Reports directly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In addition, the Dean solicits and obtains advice from other officers of the University whenever appropriate and needed.

SUPERVISES: Directly manages office staff to ensure the effective performance of decanal responsibilities.


The Dean of the Honors College is responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of the College’s strategic plan. The duties of the office of the Dean include the management of the College’s budget, overseeing efforts to grow enrollment within the College, overseeing regular assessment of the operations of the College, building awareness and reputation of the College, and enforcement of policies and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees and all other properly constituted governance bodies of the University. The Dean, in consultation with Deans of other colleges and faculty as appropriate, provides senior leadership and direction in increasing faculty participation in the honors college across colleges, the development and implementation of curriculum, increasing participation of honors students in research, scholarship, and creative activities across the disciplines; and plans, directs, and coordinates the administrative, budgetary, and academic activities of the College. The Dean is a member of the Dean’s Council and is responsible for the development and cooperative interactions with other units on campus and surrounding communities. Exceptionally high degrees of confidentiality and discretion are required in this position. As such, the incumbent is a confidential employee as defined in M.G.L. Chapter 150E, Section 1.


  • Strategize and develop policies, procedures, staffing, and student and faculty outreach and support for the Honors College
  • Administers the operation of the Honors College and implements its policies and procedures
  • Assists in the formulation of university policies and is responsible for implementation
  • Works closely with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to promote the College’s interests with UMass system officials, administrative offices of UMass Dartmouth, the Deans of other colleges, and the heads of supportive units involving such matters as admissions, registration, sponsored program administration, information technology, online & continuing education, library resources, and the like
  • Coordinates staffing and course offerings with other colleges and departments to meet the needs of honors students.
  • Plans, implements, and leads the development and evaluation of honors curriculum
  • Oversees Honors College assessment
  • Prepares the College’s annual budget and supervises expenditures in accordance with approved budget and university policies
  • Is responsible for initiating and maintaining proactive student recruitment programs, in coordination with the Admissions Office
  • Serves as the primary advocate for obtaining resources necessary for the operation of the Honors College, including attracting external funding
  • Supports a scholarly environment that crosses disciplinary boundaries, encourages, and facilitates student participation in scholarship or creative activity in every discipline
  • Engages in marketing and outreach in partnership with appropriate campus units to build statewide awareness and reputation of the Honors College.
  • Works to increase faculty participation in the Honors College across colleges and departments
  • Develops and maintains excellent relationships and collaborations with the college deans, department chairs, and honors faculty.
  • Ensures Honors College representation at Open House events, accepted students events, high school presentations, and other enrollment-related events
  • Works with the Alumni Association to engage alumni in Honors College events and philanthropy
  • Takes on other activities as assigned by the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs or by the Chancellor


EDUCATION: Earned Doctorate degree

EXPERIENCE: Previous demonstrated cooperative and effective administrative leadership abilities. Successful experience in progressively responsible levels of university administration

OTHER: Must be at the rank of full professor


  • Effective administrative and management skills; excellent teamwork and communication skills; the capacity to translate ideas into action; and a demonstrated ability to work with faculty, administrators, students, and community leaders


  • National or international recognition in one of the “skills and abilities”.
  • Record of achievement in fundraising and developing/sustaining innovative external partnerships with public/private entities.


UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits for Non-Unit Professional: Non-Unit Professional

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Important Notice!

UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus.  Read More.


        To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

                 The deadline for internal applicants is March 24, 2023.



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