Dean, Honors College

Dean, Honors College


Adelphi University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the Honors College. The successful candidate in this competitive national search will provide leadership and vision for the Honors College, accelerating its trajectory as the destination of choice for students who seek a rigorous and immersive curricular and co-curricular learning experience that will challenge their knowledge, talent and intellectual abilities. Adelphi is looking for a proven, inspirational and collaborative leader who will build upon the rich tradition of the Honors College.

Located just 23 miles from New York City, Adelphi is a private university in the midst of one of the most dynamic phases of its 122-year history. With record enrollments, an increasingly diverse student body and faculty, expanding graduate programs and growing financial and administrative strength, Adelphi is being transformed just as it is transforming the lives of its students through its personalized approach to higher education. The University is a doctoral granting institution with eight colleges and schools and more than 100 different degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional levels serving nearly 8,000 students.

The Honors College at Adelphi University was established as a program in 1979 and was granted College status in 1995. The College has a mission that revolves around the contributions of high-performing students to the University and, in turn, a rigorous program of study designed to propel the aspirations of its students. The College is a model of academic distinction with a legacy of student success. The Honors College currently serves 255 students representing 19 majors across the University curriculum. The College maintains a six-year graduation rate of 88.5%. For detailed information on College programs, see

Reporting to the provost, the dean of the Honors College is responsible for the administration and leadership of the unit and works collaboratively across the university. With the College's leadership team of an associate dean and two academic directors, the new dean is responsible for all academic administrative duties, including program development, recruitment and retention, and student advising. Some of the priorities for the next dean include, but are not limited to: championing a liberal arts education; creating a collaborative vision for the College, increasing philanthropic support, building community, collaboration and diversity. To best serve Adelphi University, the ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution along with a successful record of progressive leadership and administrative responsibility in higher education and should meet the requirements for full professor.

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This position is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019. The salary and benefits will be competitive. For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest in confidence electronically, by January 18th, 2019 to:



Tom Fitch, Partner
Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. It strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and veterans. Adelphi University is an EEO/AA employer.

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