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Last modified: Friday, February 29, 2008

Announcement of Edward L. Hutton Honors College dean search

Feb. 29, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson has announced that IU Bloomington is soliciting applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Hutton Honors College, a campus-wide unit that reports to the Office of the Provost.

The successful candidate will commence his or her duties on July 1, 2008 (when the Interim Dean will be taking a new position in another campus unit) or as soon thereafter as possible. This 12-month position currently carries .50 FTE but could be .75 FTE with this appointment.

Each year, the Hutton Honors College (HHC) recruits high-achieving freshmen to join the community of HHC undergraduates, currently numbering approximately 3,800 students. HHC provides honors-level courses and academic advising; Honors Residential Communities within IU Halls of Residences; community service opportunities; extracurricular programming; and an array of scholarships, internship support, and grants for research, creative activity, experience abroad, and other deserving activities. HHC offers a General Honors Notation and supports honors work in IU Bloomington schools and departments. (See:

Position Description and Major Responsibilities

The Dean is responsible for providing vision and leadership, establishing goals and objectives for all aspects of the HHC mission, supervising and coordinating the work of the staff, planning and constructing the budget, coordinating curricular development, recruiting faculty to teach HHC courses and serve on HHC committees, working with the offices of Admissions and of Enrollment Management to set HHC admission standards and practices, undertaking fund-raising and alumni relations, and representing HHC on and off the Bloomington campus. The Dean also works with other IU scholarship-granting units and with the honors programs of departments and schools to enhance opportunities for academic excellence across the campus, facilitates the development of new programs related to HHC mission, meets with HHC students on a frequent basis, teaches HHC courses, and executes other functions as the Provost might require.


The successful candidate must be a tenured member of the IU Bloomington faculty, must have a commitment to excellence in honors education at a public university, and must have a vision of the role of the Hutton Honors College, as well as the following critical characteristics: an open, inclusive, and collaborative leadership style; an ability to inspire and provide leadership to the HHC staff and faculty; administrative experience at the departmental level or higher; breadth of intellectual interests and ability to work with people in the full range of academic fields at IU; and a record of accomplishment in teaching at the undergraduate level.


Applications and nominations should be submitted to Professor James H. Madison, Chair of the Hutton Honors College Dean Search Committee, via the Oncourse Web site at: Applicants and interested nominees should submit their curriculum vita and a letter describing their qualifications for the position and reasons for pursuing it, and should identify two or three individuals who have knowledge of their qualifications and who may be contacted by the committee. Deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, March 26, 2008. If a prospective applicant is unable to file application materials by the announced deadline, s/he should submit a letter of intent by that date. The committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We especially encourage applications from minority and women candidates.

Hutton Honors College Dean Search Committee Members

James H. Madison (Chair), History; Liberal Arts and Management Program
Abhijit Basu, Geological Sciences
Charlene Brown, Hutton Honors College and Wells Scholars Program
Lynn Cochran, Hutton Honors College
Judith Failer, Political Science
Brian Powell, Sociology
Michael Sampson-Akpuru, Hutton Honors College (student)
Geoffrey Sprinkle, Kelley School of Business
Rebecca Steele, Hutton Honors College
Lauren Varga, IUSA Representative and Hutton Honors College (student)