Dean, John V. Roach Honors College

Dean, John V. Roach Honors College

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (“TCU”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the John V. Roach Honors College (“Honors College” or “the College”). The Dean will have the opportunity to lead a thriving College and sharpen its strategic focus by capitalizing on current strengths and identifying new areas of synergy and innovation. Providing numerous opportunities for scholarship, experiential learning, global experience, and interdisciplinary study, the Honors College is a distinctive intellectual community in a supportive yet challenging environment, where high-performing students engage with new ideas and worldviews while building leadership skills for the future.

The Honors College offers over 1,200 students (approximately 300 per entering class) an enriched educational experience, with exciting opportunities for intellectual and personal growth through innovative curricular and co-curricular programs.  While relying on outstanding faculty across campus, the Honors College is the home of nine core faculty members and five professional advisors, and the Dean’s Office is supported by an Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, a Director of Development, a Director of Honors Academic Advising, an Honors Coordinator, a Marketing Communication Coordinator, an Academic Program Specialist, and an Assistant to the Dean.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean is the chief administrative, academic, budgetary, and advancement officer for the College. The Dean provides creative vision and leadership for the College while serving as its leader across the University, the region, and globally. The Dean fosters collaborative opportunities on behalf of the College both internally and externally to engage students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners to further the College mission.

The Dean shall hold an earned doctorate in a field relevant to the University and have a distinguished record of achievement commensurate to that of Full Professor. In addition, successful experience as an academic leader, such as Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Chair, or Program Director is required and experience within an Honors program or Honors college is strongly preferred.

A private university located in Fort Worth, Texas, TCU is classified as a top 100 National University by U.S. News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. TCU has a $2.3 billion endowment and enrolls over 11,900 students. As the world evolves dramatically, TCU remains a thriving and purposeful academic community seeking to continue its path while maintaining a warm sense of community that supports shared aspirational thoughts and action where all can find a common cause. The Honors College and TCU support a robust teacher-scholar model that integrates teaching and research to benefit undergraduate and graduate students within TCU’s strong culture of connectedness.

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The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a diversity statement. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a Dean is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by February 1, 2022, to the following address: TCU is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search. Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director

Carol Fairborn, Associate

Storbeck Search

Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.