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Friday, November 15, 2013

Coordinator, Honors Program

Coordinator, Honors Program


The Honors Program is currently in search of a Coordinator to assist with oversight and development of the program. The successful candidate will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, or with the equivalent academic credentials, have a doctorate in a STEM-related discipline/field, and have experience with honors education at FGCU (experience at other universities may suffice). Preference will be given to individuals with a successful history of grant procurement, mentoring students to graduate work and/or national scholarships/fellowships, directing undergraduate research, participating in academic centers or institutes (e.g., Whitaker Center, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, etc.), and working with outside agencies and partners.

The Coordinator will assist in guiding STEM initiatives in Honors; work with faculty and students to manage course offerings, theses, and honors contracts; assist with Summer orientations, “Fridays with Honors,” and recruiting visits; and maintain availability to honors students seeking advanced advising. The Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Honors Director and Honors Executive Board on curriculum creation, assessment, and implementation; developing policies and procedures; and planning new initiatives. The expectation is that the successful candidate thrives in a team environment and is willing to participate in weekly staff meetings and a wide range of Honors activities, some of which are on nights and weekends.

The Coordinator will maintain his/her current status within his/her home department and college, remain as in-unit faculty, and continue to be evaluated by his/her department chairperson or supervisor. The Coordinator will take on Honors-related activities in the Fall and Spring as a portion of his/her service obligations; the Honors Director will provide feedback to the Chair regarding the Coordinator’s service. The Coordinator will also be expected to work during the summer and will be provided a stipend to compensate for summer work; the number of hours worked and the stipend will be equivalent to that of teaching a summer course.

All applicants will need the approval of their respective Chair and Dean prior to applying. To apply, please send the following materials to Dr. Nicola Foote (nfoote@fgcu.edu), Interim Chairperson, Honors Executive Board, by December 6, 2013:

·         A current C.V.
·         A letter of interest outlining qualifications and depth/breadth of experience with honors education
·         A signed statement from your Chair and Dean certifying their approval of your application



Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sean Kelly (x7440 or skelly@fgcu.edu) or Nicola Foote (x7368 or nfoote@fgcu.edu). 

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