Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

About this job: Open Rank, Tenure Track, OTHER

University of Mississippi - Dean - Honors College

Job is in: University, MS US

Contact: Lee Cohen

Post Date: November 28, 2021
Job Starts: July 1, 2022
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

The University of Mississippi invites applications for the position of Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC). The University seeks an experienced, dynamic, and innovative leader who will advance SMBHC’s legacy of interdisciplinarity, scholarly rigor, research excellence, creative exploration, and community engagement in the twenty-first century. The SMBHC prepares citizen scholars who are fired by the life of the mind, committed to the public good, and driven to find solutions. The University of Mississippi is an R1 research university, and the Honors College draws from 160 faculty across 46 academic departments and units to serve the SMBHC undergraduate population. The Dean directly supervises 13 administrative and support staff. SMBHC provides a four-year program for over 1,600 students of high ability and a commitment to public service. The class of 2021-2022 includes 413 first-year students, entering with an average 3.97 GPA, and strong standardized test scores (Average ACT = 30.8). The mission of the SMBHC is to attract a diverse body of high-performing students to The University of Mississippi. Our students’ accomplishments are recognized nationally thanks to the tremendous research faculty present throughout campus as well as the guidance and support offered by the SMBHC’s own office of national scholarship. The University of Mississippi has had 27 Rhodes Scholars and is ranked third nationwide in Boren Awards. Founded in 1997 through a generous gift from Jim and Sally Barksdale, the Honors College is designed for motivated students who thrive in small classes and seminars that emphasize reading, writing, and discussion. For more information, please visit