Director Renée Crown University Honors Program

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073471
Job Title Director Renée Crown University Honors Program
Location Syracuse University Campus
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by the department.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Open Rank
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Syracuse University invites applications from nationally recognized scholars as Director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, an all-University program housed administratively in the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will be eligible to be hired at the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor with tenure. All areas of scholarship are eligible; the Director may be appointed in one of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges: the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, the School of Information Studies, The Martin J. Whitman School of Management, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, or the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Special consideration will be given to candidates who strengthen existing programs and initiatives.

The Honors Program—one of the premier undergraduate opportunities at Syracuse—challenges intellectually curious students from every undergraduate major at Syracuse University with tailored educational opportunities including small, innovative courses, faculty mentorship, and a significant Capstone project. It is a catalyst for intellectual discovery across the campus through innovative teaching, community engagement, and high-quality scholarship. Its curriculum emphasizes intellectual depth and breadth, and reinforces the University’s commitment to preparing engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders for participation in a changing global society. The Honors Program is also home to the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA), which serves to make all Syracuse University students, alumni, and faculty aware of nationally competitive fellowship and scholarship opportunities; to help students and alumni identify scholarship opportunities appropriate to their interests and backgrounds; and to assist them through all stages of the application process.

The initial term of appointment is five years (with a formal review at three years), renewable or extendable by mutual consent.

Please send nominations or inquiries to:

Honors Director Search
300 Hall of Languages
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244

Review of candidates will begin September 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Honors Program and its curriculum, see
For more information about CFSA, see

Syracuse University’s “Fast Forward Syracuse” initiative and Academic Strategic Plan are currently moving towards an implementation phase ( The Honors Program is poised to help the University advance its goals as laid out in the plan, particularly in the areas of improving the student experience and advancing discovery.


We invite applications from tenured senior faculty members with the following qualifications:

•PhD is required

• A strong administrative background, including curriculum and program development as well as budgetary, supervisory, and fundraising experience.

• A distinguished record of academic achievement.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Experience developing programs to ensure high-quality undergraduate engagement.

• A demonstrated commitment to excellence by leading efforts to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

• Wide-ranging curiosity and interest in building connections across disciplines.

• A talent for communicating excitement about a wide array of artistic and intellectual endeavors.


The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, including:

• Advancing the Honors Program’s core values and mission, and representing the Program to internal and external constituencies.

• Collaborating with school and college deans, department chairs, directors, and faculty on relevant aspects of the Program. Building positive and productive cross-campus relationships.

• Chairing the Core Faculty of the Honors Program, who guide policy regarding the Program’s curriculum, administration, and procedures.

• Teaching in the Honors Program for the school or college in which he or she is tenured.

• Overseeing the Honors Program and CFSA staff. Honors staff are responsible for staffing and evaluating Honors courses, advising students, managing records, implementing policies and procedures, and overseeing the Honors suite. CFSA staff are responsible for developing policies and programs, advising students, and managing CFSA records.

• Overseeing the budget of the Program.

• Cultivating strong alumni relations and promoting institutional advancement, including fundraising.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a history of involvement with Honors or other creative involvement with undergraduate enrichment programs.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date 09/05/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

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