The next Dean of the Honors College will champion undergraduate education. The Dean will lead a unique array of programs that emphasize interdisciplinary perspectives, global literatures, the exploration of primary texts, and spiritually informed moral and ethical development. The Dean’s leadership responsibilities also will extend to student research opportunities and residential learning communities. The Dean will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to develop a vision for the College that aligns with the University’s strategic goals to become a preeminent Christian research university. The Dean will also work to develop new opportunities for Honors College students in partnership with the Council of Deans.
The Dean of the Honors College must hold a terminal degree and qualify for tenure in one of Baylor’s academic units. The candidate also must possess a significant and progressive record of higher education leadership appropriate for this role or possess comparable leadership experience. The Dean must provide curricular and budgetary leadership; have experience in undergraduate-focused, high-impact learning practices; value a faith-based, Christian education; display a demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity; and support opportunities for undergraduate research and global engagement.