Assoc. Dean-Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; FT Faculty position (PRN02590F)

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 31, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AD EDI) for the College of Health (COH). Direct report to the Dean of the College of Health and dotted line to the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
● Full-time faculty position with .50 appointment to one of the six COH departments and .50 as AD EDI;
● National search, with potential career-line or tenure-line faculty appointment in any of the six departments in the College of Health;
● 3-year initial appointment, 9-11 months, with potential for reappointment.

An inclusive climate is vital to the intellectual rigor, commitment to excellence, and social fabric of the University; preparing faculty, staff, students, and trainees with the evidence-based skills necessary to provide high-quality and high-value care in a world defined by cultural and intellectual diversity.

The mission of the ADEDI for the College of Health (COH)
1. Facilitates a culture where inclusion fuels innovation, quality, and rigor, as well as addresses educational inequities in the COH.
2. Establishes coordinated outreach and inclusion efforts across the COH that ensure the workplace and academic environments attract and promote the success of diverse communities.
3. Works as a liaison by collaborating with committees, leadership, and individuals who represent EDI initiatives across campus.
4. Supports COH efforts to reduce disparities through teaching, research, and outreach programming.

To reach this goal, the ADEDI in the COH is charged with the following:

Student Recruitment, Admissions, and Retention
1. Monitors and supports an inclusive environment by promoting course work, programs, and policies to ensure students feel supported in our learning environments.
a. Supports COH student-led diversity and inclusion initiatives.
b. Supports the development of programs addressing the unique needs of underrepresented and underserved students. Including but not limited to:
● Retention and recruitment programs
● Pipeline programs
● Scholarship programs
● Inclusive classroom/environment training programs
● Student support programs

2. Ensures proper procedures are in place to increase and support diversity among COHstudents.
a. Creates COH-specific initiatives that enhance recruitment and retention of underrepresented and underserved students.
b. Examines current recruitment policies and addresses barriers that diverse applicants might face.

Curriculum Support
1. Collaborates with the curriculum committee to ensure departments have teaching and learning resources.
a. Topics include issues of equity, social/structural determinants of health, cultural and ethnic diversity, power and privilege, and institutionalized racism.
b. Encourages EDI topics be included in classes that are essential and that meet accreditation standards.

Career-Line/Tenure-Line Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion
1. Meets regularly with department chairs and leaders to assist the individual departments with their equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
2. Supports departments to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion procedures are in place for recruitment and retention across faculty and staff.
3. Supports departments to identify opportunities and ensure equity in promotion practices across faculty and staff.

Evaluation, Funding, and Scholarship
1. Monitors and reports on metrics to evaluate diverse student recruitment and admissions.
2. Develops and monitors metrics that evaluate equitable recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty and staff for each department in the college.
3. Contributes to the pursuit of external funding that enables and enhances equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and initiatives.
4. Stays current on research, conversations and best practices relevant to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

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Questions about this position can be sent to:
Sonya Dinsdale
Executive Assistant

University of Utah Job ID# PRN02590F - 00195 - College of Health-Dean



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