Director, Honors Program

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Director, Honors Program.  The Honors Program is the premier academic experience the University of Nevada, Reno offers to outstanding undergraduate students who are both academically talented and highly motivated. The Director is responsible for the overall Honors Program design, academic services, and administration. The honors team collaborates with faculty, administrators, and the Honors Advisory Board in discipline specific academic programs to offer dynamic honors curriculum, smaller class sizes and an enhanced educational experience.  The program recruits, admits, advises, and mentors honors students through their undergraduate degree programs and additionally offers alumni networking opportunities following graduation.  The director manages the administrative aspects of the office such as budgeting, marketing, and strategic planning. 

Required Qualifications

Requirements include a doctorate or terminal degree and five years of professional experience.

Related experience:

  • A record of teaching and scholarship sufficient to be hired with or to achieve tenure at the rank of associate or full professor in a university department 
  • Two years of experience in academic program administration and assessment, including oversight of curriculum and instructor performance
  • Experience with an honors program/college or other relevant programs focused on academic excellence at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding and awareness of best practices in honor’s education
  • Experience with program development and proposal writing
  • Participation in curricula development
  • Demonstrated ability to create student experiences

Compensation Grade/Rank

Grade D

Department Information

The Honors Program provides students with an education that nurtures and promotes students' capacities to think competently, understand deeply and act ethically. This university wide initiative encompasses all undergraduate majors. The program has a current enrollment of approximately 475 students and is supported by faculty from a wide range of STEM and Liberal Arts disciplines. The University of Nevada, Reno is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair- Greg Mosier-

Search Coordinator- Alissa Mortensen-