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Freddye T. Davy Honors College
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The Freddye T. Davy Honors College at Hampton University is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Director.   Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically Black university (HBCU), located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.

A primary component of the Honors Program, Honors College offers a curricula option that enhances the regular university experience. Its focus is the development of intellectual, ethical leadership skills while fostering excellence in education, commitment to the learning process, experimentation, and a sense of a learning community. It includes 1) innovative curriculum; 2) individualized advising and support service; 3) special options, opportunities and financial incentives; and 4) extracurricular activities.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Honors College will be expected to work closely with both the Associate Director of Honors College and the Director of Leadership Studies, developing and implementing initiatives that will attract external funding.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, support, and advocacy of Honors College initiatives as a central feature to the mission and academic culture of Hampton University.
  • Direct the application process for HU students applying for Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and other Scholarships.
  • Assume modest teaching responsibilities in Honors and Leadership Studies.
  • Actively engage in the advising and mentoring of Honors College students.
  • Plan and implement Honors College summer initiatives.
  • Create forums, workshops, and events that promote excellent faculty and student scholarship.
  • Collaborate with the Office of the Provost to articulate and implement key student learning outcomes for the Honors College experience.
  • Attend annual national and statewide conferences.


A terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) is required.  Preference will be given to those applicants with interdisciplinary expertise.  A successful applicant will also possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and scholarship, an ability to work cooperatively and independently, and effective interpersonal and communication skills.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   Salary will be commensurate with rank and/or level of experience will be offered.  A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be sent to:

Office of the Provost
Hampton University
100 E. Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668
 *Hampton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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