Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (70287)
The University of Florida (UF) is seeking a talented individual to lead the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be a key member of the Dean’s executive leadership team with oversight for all diversity, equity and inclusion activities, which support Veterinary Medicine students, graduate students, house officers, fellows, and faculty and staff members of the College of Veterinary Medicine. This position also serves as the community liaison for the College’s outward facing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
The Assistant Dean will guide and lead the College in efforts to create an environment that values and demonstrates its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and will create and implement a strategic diversity plan for the College of Veterinary Medicine that is consistent with the University of Florida’s strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will also actively work to create and advance a faculty, house officer, staff and student body that is representative of the diverse state of Florida. Understanding that this critical work is the responsibility of everyone at the College, this position will guide the College community in expanding and extending the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity through teaching, scholarship, and broad engagement of students, house officers, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community.
The Assistant Dean will work collaboratively with other health science college’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and will serve as a college diversity liaison at the university and health science center level. Building on the extensive accomplishments of the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Assistant Dean will lead the College, in collaboration with students, house officers, staff, faculty, leaders, and departments, in examination of current practices, policies, procedures, programs, structures, and college climate. The primary goal of this position is to develop a comprehensive, college-wide diversity, inclusion and equity strategic plan and on-going assessment to create and sustain a vibrant learning and working environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, as well as a plan that strives to eradicate equity gaps in student participation and achievement.
In addition to administrative duties (0.5 FTE), the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is expected to participate as a UF faculty member (0.5 FTE) with roles of teaching and scholarship based on the selected candidate’s discipline. Applicants or nominees should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in a non-tenure-track position. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
The Assistant Dean must possess a doctoral degree.
All applicants must apply for job number 70287 online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant. Applicants should also provide a statement reflecting on the major challenges for diversity, equity and inclusion in the health professions, and specifically for veterinary medicine, and discuss solutions and/or actionable ideas for veterinary medicine. The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description. Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee to the search committee Chair, Dr. Julie Moore firstname.lastname@example.org .
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.