The Honors Program at the University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Honors for the Dahlonega Campus Honors Program. This position comes with a one-course release per semester for internal UNG faculty with a start date of August 1, 2020. The Honors Program in Dahlonega serves approximately 150 students in a variety of degrees and programs that represents the campus community as a whole. Students who complete an honors degree will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of honors coursework, be actively involved in both service and scholarship, and will complete an honors thesis or departmentally approved thesis alternative.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
The Assistant Director will:
- Assist the Director of Honors in motivating and mentoring students to conduct research, present at conferences, and guide students through the Honors Thesis process.
- Coordinate with Department Heads and Honors faculty to schedule Honors courses for your campus and monitor the effectiveness of these courses for Honors Program students.
- Assist with the administration of the program and recruitment of students by serving on the campus Honors Program Advisory Council.
- Help coordinate and attend Honors Program events and social activities/field trips and represent the program at campus events such as open houses.
- Ability to and interest in teaching honors program courses such as HNRS 1000 – Intro to Honors Academic Inquiry and/or HNRS 3000 – Honors research methods as part of the regular teaching load or for overload pay is desired by not a requirement.
- Superior academic advising skills and organization
- Service as a research & career mentor
- Effective communication with Honors Program administrators and other units on campus
- Master's degree required.
- Must be current Full-time UNG employee in a tenure track or lecturer position.
- Must be cleared to accept the course release with your departmental supervisor.
Please submit letters of recommendation.
Please submit contact information for three professional references.
This position will require a background check and a DMV check.
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