Associate Dean, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (T/TE)

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at The University of Arizona
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UArizona) invites applicants for the inaugural position of Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) that aligns with the missions of MEZCOPH and UArizona. This is a senior administrative position. The successful candidate should have qualification commensurate with appointment at the level of Full or Associate Professor and demonstrated experience in university leadership and/or administration

MEZCOPH is both accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). It is a rapidly growing and dynamic college whose mission is to promote the health and wellness of individuals and communities in the Southwest and globally, with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research, and service. MEZCOPH supports the UArizona’s strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives (  designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The College ranks among the top ASPPH schools with the proportion of Latinx and Native American Students and is a leader in IDEA efforts ( The Associate Dean will be responsible for ensuring that MEZCOPH’s IDEA efforts model social justice innovation, eliminate health disparities, and lead locally, nationally, and globally.


The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of MEZCOPH and is responsible for working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and the school's communities of interest to develop and implement the strategic direction of the School's IDEA activities, including the promotion of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment. As a member of the MEZCOPH leadership team, the Associate Dean for IDEA will serve as a liaison to the UArizona Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Health Sciences Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and will represent MEZCOPH at community and professional meetings in Arizona, nationally, and internationally. The Associate Dean will advance the culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to reinforce our long-term goals in all aspects of education, research and service as it relates to students, staff, and faculty.


Applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.


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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.