Candidates for Assistant Director, the Honors College

Auburn University ( is seeking candidates for the non-tenure track faculty position of Assistant Director, Honors College, with an employment start date of May 16, 2014.

The Assistant Director, Honors College reports directly to the Director of the Honors College and will work with the Associate Director of Academic Services to create and sustain Honors-level courses and work with the Associate Director of National Prestigious Scholarships (NPS) to expand the program to better serve the Auburn University undergraduates.

The appointee will teach Honors courses; prepare college assessments, faculty rosters, and surveys; assist with NPS applications, programming, and communication; coordinate Honors College study abroad trips; develop academic programming; represent the college on the AU Research Week committee; coordinate the Honors College Professional Mentor Program; and, serve as Faculty advisor for the student organization, Diversity in Honors.

A premier comprehensive land grant, sea grant, and space grant institution with a dynamic 150 year history of strong commitment to instruction, research, and outreach, Auburn University is located in the family-friendly town of Auburn, Alabama, with a population of 50,000; a renowned school system; and nationally recognized medical center. Auburn is located approximately 50 miles from Montgomery, the capital of Alabama; and 110 miles from Atlanta, Georgia – geographically providing a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities. The University’s main campus has a 2013-2014 enrollment of 24,864 students and offers degrees in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Auburn University is known for its great education programs and also for its $4 billion+ impact on the state of Alabama and its economy. For more detailed information about the Honors College, please see:


Dr. Greta Pennell

Dr. Mark Dalhouse

Dr. Ken Thomas

James Martinez

James Martinez

A biomedical science major (pre-medicine) with a minor in business, James Martinez came to Auburn from Ft. Worth, Texas. James’ first visit to Auburn came during Homecoming Weekend during the fall of 2010. From that point forward “I knew that Auburn was the place for me.” James chose to study in the Honors College because of the challenging curriculum coupled with the myriad opportunities to get involved. For the past year, James has served as an undergraduate researcher examining alcohol and substance abuse under the guidance of Dr. Chris Correia in the Department of Psychology. In addition to his undergraduate research, James serves as the Director of Honors Ambassadors – the official hosts of the Honors College; as resident assistant in Aubie Hall – the largest Honors residence on campus; and as a student employee at Foy Desk. James aspires to become a physician concentrating on personalized wellness and individualized treatment of disease. Specifically, he is interested in how blood type relates to sickness and disease. James is passionate about the Honors College and wants to share this passion with prospective students. “As an Honors College student, I am continually challenged and inspired by my fellow Honors students and caring faculty members who encourage me to dream big and make those dreams a reality.”

Last Updated: April 17, 2014