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Associate/Assistant Dean for Capstone (open rank - faculty title to be determined upon hire)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (10001003)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College invites applicants for the position of the Assistant/Associate Dean for the Capstone experience.  The Assistant/Associate Dean for the Capstone experience will coordinate and direct the Capstone experience or the third/fourth year experience of Honors College students as they prepare for the Honors thesis/practicum. The Assistant/Associate Dean will advise students, work with department chairs and deans to create appropriate methodological courses, and coordinate expectations and best practices with thesis/practicum advisors.  All candidates for consideration will have completed a doctoral degree, and demonstrable experience in Honors education will determine final rank as Assistant or Associate dean. The successful candidate will be considered for a 12 month, faculty appointment in an appropriate department.  If appropriate, the successful candidate will be considered for tenure and faculty appointment at the appropriate rank in an academic department.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi