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

Tekisha Rice

Tekisha Rice

Honors College junior, Tekisha Rice, is one of the many outstanding students who make up the Auburn University Honors College. A 2011 graduate of McAdory High School, Tekisha is a Human Development and Family Studies major with a minor in Psychology and the first person in her family to attend college at Auburn University. During her sophomore year in high school Tekisha had an opportunity to visit Auburn. It was then that she “fell in love with the campus.” Since coming to Auburn, Tekisha has taken an active role in both curricular and extra-curricular activities. For the past several months she has worked as an undergraduate researcher with the Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative under the direction of Dr. Francesca Alder-Baeder within the College of Human Sciences; she serves as President of Diversity in Honors (DIH); a counselor and mentor with the Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) program as well as a peer-instructor and mentor for the Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) transitional program for under-represented students. Further, she works, on average, 20 hours per week at Sodexo Catering as a host at various campus-wide events. Tekisha is a recipient of the Board of Trustees Scholarship; the College of Human Sciences Dorry Ann Blackburn Scholarship; and an Arrington-McAdory Scholar. Earlier this spring, Tekisha graduated from the Birmingham based non-profit, Leading Edge Institute (LEI) - a nine-month leadership program designed to give women the skills and confidence they need to stay in Alabama after they graduate and help lead the state to a better, more prosperous future. Upon graduation, Tekisha plans to either attend The University of Alabama Birmingham where she will pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy, or pursue a graduate degree in a related field of study. When asked about her Honors experience, Tekisha notes “the smaller class size, lively discussions with my classmates and professors, and personalized attention are some one of the many things I enjoy about the Honors College.”

Last Updated: April 17, 2014