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Dean of the Honors College (002809-2013)

Purdue University invites nominations and applications for theposition of Dean of the Honors College.

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana's land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution that is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, is composed of ten colleges. According to U.S. News & World Report, Purdue University is ranked in the top 25 among all public universities.

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees approved in July of 2011, a proposal to establish a new university Honors College, a visionary description of which can be found at http://www.purdue.edu/honorscollege/info/documents/HonorsCollegeGuidingPrinciples.pdf.

The inaugural Dean for this new college will report directly to the Provost. The Dean's primary role is to provide vision and leadership within the college. Responsibilities also include recruiting of top caliber students, promoting and assuring academic excellence, and fundraising to support the facilities and programmatic needs of the college. The ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree with academic credentials for appointment to the rank of professor, a nationally recognized record of scholarship, skills in developing and managing academic programs, and experiencementoring undergraduate students. A background check is required for employment in this position.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing completed applications in January, 2013and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applicants shouldsend a letter of interest that outlines qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references (including postal/e-mail addresses and phone numbers).

Applications should be sent electronically to HonorsDeanSearch@purdue.edu. Additional information about the Honors College can be found at http://www.purdue.edu/honorscollege/info/documents/HonorsCollegeTaskForceReport-January2012.docx . Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action institution fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Dr. Mark J T Smith
Search Committee Chair
Dean of the Graduate School
Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Young Hall, Room 160
155 S Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058