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Vacancy Announcement

The Honors College

INTERNAL RECRUITMENT (Open to Current UWM Employees Only)
50% Academic Basis Appointment


Dear Colleagues,

The Division of Academic Affairs seeks a tenured member of the UWM faculty to direct the Honors College.

The Honors College is a seminar-based liberal arts program open to students in all UWM schools and colleges.  Each semester, the Honors College offers approximately 35 introductory and advanced seminars, and serves more than 700 students.  The Honors College staff includes six full-time lecturers, an assistant director, four adviser/recruiters, a program assistant, and a student assistant.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Director is responsible for the overall administration of the College, including managing anticipated enrollment growth and increasing the diversity of the student enrollees.  Specific responsibilities include: programmatic development; student and faculty recruitment; budget management; and staff supervision. The Director has the opportunity to teach periodically in the College. The Director has a 50% academic-year limited appointment in the Honors College and holds a concurrent appointment as a tenured member of the UWM faculty. 

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include tenure as a member of the UWM faculty at the time of the appointment, demonstrated excellence as a teacher, an expressed commitment to liberal arts education, and a distinguished record of contributions to the academic and professional life of the University.   

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include experience teaching in an Honors Program or College;   experience working with or recruiting populations of diverse backgrounds is desirable; and some experience in academic administration.

Application Procedure:

Candidates seeking consideration must apply at: and submit application materials electronically to include: letter expressing interest to include a statement of the applicant's views on the role and significance of honors education in the liberal arts; curriculum vitae;  and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.  The on-line application system is only available to UW-M employees. All finalists for this  position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. Please note that you must cut and paste this link into a web browser to reach our employment application site for internal recruitment.

Questions about this position should be directed to Thomas Malaby, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, via email to or to Patti Sander at or 229-6518.

The application deadline is May 12, 2014.

For more information about the Honors College, please see


UWM is a AA/EO employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118, at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

Take care,



Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee