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The University Honors Program prioritizes innovative learning experiences and individualized student support as part of its mission to challenge students to launch extraordinary lives.  Faculty make valuable contributions to this work through their teaching and mentoring of students, as well supporting administrative functions that help all students to thrive.

The University Honors Program currently has the following opportunities for faculty involvement:

Honors Faculty Fellows

The University Honors Program is seeking three faculty fellows to serve three-year terms starting fall 2022.  The faculty fellows play an integral role in the teaching and mentoring of honors students.  Faculty fellows teach honors seminars, serve on honors committees, contribute to new program development, and serve as liaisons between the Honors Program and departments and units across campus.  Through the faculty fellows, the Honors Program cultivates a robust network of support designed to challenge and inspire students.

Faculty fellows can come from any department or academic discipline within the university.  The program is currently seeking three positionsone has a designated focus on social justice, one will be from a STEM discipline, and one is open in terms of discipline and focus.  Individuals holding a faculty or full-time lecturer appointment are eligible.

Accepting applications through Tuesday, April 5.

For more information and to submit an application, please click here.

Honors Seminar Instructors

Faculty from throughout the university teach HNRS 190 or HNRS 195, 1-credit hour Honors seminars for students new to the Honors Program.  Honors seminars inspire intellectual engagement through an investigation of an interesting and stimulating topic connected to the instructor’s disciplinary expertise.  Through readings, classroom discussions, excursions, and other seminar activities, new Honors students gain early research experience and develop critical thinking and communication skills.
HNRS 190 or HNRS 195 meet once a week and enroll 10-12 students per section.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please click here.



KU Today
Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty