Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
New York University
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 103720
The School of Global Public Health (GPH) of New York University invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Candidates for the position may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor on the clinical, tenured, or tenure-track faculty track.
In this newly created role, the Associate Dean for DEI will be charged with developing and implementing GPH's strategic plan for addressing the needs of historically underrepresented groups while collaboratively facilitating community engagement and education on matters of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice across public health. Reporting to the Dean, this role will provide cross-cutting leadership to advance DEI across GPH, and oversee staff, faculty, and student DEI initiatives through a transparent process. The Associate Dean for DEI will serve as a resource for promoting education, training, and consultation related to DEI, and for assuring that the school's DEI values are reflected in its core activities. The Associate Dean will work closely with NYU's Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation to ensure the school's representation in university-wide initiatives. Responsibilities will include: developing innovative strategies, initiatives, and tactics to advance DEI goals; coordinating and overseeing DEI activities and initiatives at GPH; leading efforts to promote DEI throughout GPH; working with the GPH Offices of Student Affairs, Academic and Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, and Admissions and Enrollment to establish and monitor metrics for staff, student, and faculty diversity; representing GPH in university-wide and other internal and external committees and workgroups related to DEI, including but not limited to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health; and enhance the School's presence as a community partner committed to diversity and inclusion at the local and global level. The Associate Dean will also be a key part of the NYU Global Inclusion Officers Council.
Qualifications are commensurate with academic rank and include a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, EdD, JD,) in a relevant field, or Master's Degree and equivalent relevant experience.
Relevant experience with DEI goals and activities in educational or academic programs or settings. Required experience with developing highly-functioning team office structure with direct reports. Experience in leading, developing, and implementing diversity-related activities. Capacity to work collaboratively with staff, students, and faculty. Substantive knowledge of scholarship, practice, and pedagogy addressing racism, diversity, equity, social inclusion/exclusion, and oppression are strongly preferred. Track record of institutional change and skill in developing vision and strategies that inspire others. Experience in academic administration is preferred.
Candidates at the Associate Professor level should be early to mid-career scholars with an existing record of DEI research, scholarship, or other activities. At the Full Professor level, candidates should have an established and outstanding body of work related to DEI.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
At NYU we are committed to inclusive excellence. Inclusion is foundational to scholarly excellence and critical to developing pathways to training for students traditionally underrepresented in the academy and/or particular disciplines. The diversity and inclusion statement offers each applicant the opportunity to highlight their past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence.
We recognize that local contexts vary across departments and disciplines and that contributions to diversity and inclusion may take many forms. Efforts to cultivate inclusive excellence might include, for example, creating opportunities for students, faculty, and staff traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. academy and/or particular disciplines; public or primary school outreach (particularly to underserved communities); contributions to the diversity of thought and perspective; efforts to increase inclusion and equity at the university or in the local community; as well as one's own life experience.
Below are a few examples of contributions to inclusion that might be developed in a diversity & inclusion statement. These are by no means exhaustive. Your statement might expand on how you have gone about:
Fostering inclusion and building pathways in your discipline by
Creating an inclusive and accessible classroom/course (including developing your skills for so doing)
Working with campus organizations that support underrepresented, first-generation, differently-abled or non-traditional undergraduate or graduate students
Developing discipline or area-specific pathways to majors for such students (e.g., Women in Science)
Mentoring individual students, faculty or staff from diverse backgrounds
Training international students or mentoring faculty from developing countries
Working with your national scholarly organization on diversity, inclusion or equity issues, or Broadening the influence of your work for the public and enhancing underserved communities by
Participating in K-12 classroom, museums, or other afterschool programming aimed at fostering general education, excitement, and possibility (particularly in underserved populations)
Providing apprenticeships and internships for pre-college students
Participating in prison education or other adult education programs that serve under-resourced populations
Developing educational programming thru the media or social media
Bringing results of research back to local or international communities
Participating as a 'public intellectual' on timely issues
Engaging in community activities around education, social justice, equity, and inclusion
Applicants must submit
Cover letter addressing candidate's qualifications for the position
3 recent publications or other works (e.g., data reports or other professional work products)
Name and contact information of three references
A Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Review of applications will begin in March 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
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