Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence Position Title Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses Location Code SCHOOL OF NURSING (02400A) Department Name SCHOOL OF NURSING Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing ( MNSON ) seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve in the position of Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence. This is a new leadership position within the MNSON, which brings exciting opportunities to create a collaborative vision for inclusive excellence in the MNSON that transcends all aspects of the school. This is a faculty position that includes teaching, scholarship, and service.

The Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence is responsible for the following areas:

Mission: Supports the mission of MNSON and leads implementation of vision and strategy for supporting MNSON commitment to inclusive excellence.

Initiatives: Develops and implements evidence-based inclusive and equitable initiatives to enhance recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff; develops and sustains initiatives to broaden inclusion of diverse voices in curricula, policies, and initiatives.

Communities of Interest: Collaborates with university offices, community partners, faculty, administration, staff, students, and alumni to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment, a diverse body of students, and enhance the MNSON reputation as a partner for inclusive excellence.

Benchmarking and Accountability: Promotes accountability for inclusive excellence through benchmarking with internal and external data.

Funding: Facilitates attainment of funding to support diversity, equity, and inclusion programming and initiatives.


See Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Physical Demands Working Conditions Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Candidates for the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence will possess:
•Eligibility for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or higher
•An in-depth understanding of the complex, multi-dimensional, and intersectional nature of diversity, inclusion, and equity
•Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
•A record of scholarly work in diversity, equity, and inclusion

Open Date 02/22/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin in February 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated started date is July 1, 2021. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references (references will be contacted for finalists only), and (4) an Inclusive Excellence statement addressing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. The Inclusive Excellence statement should address the following:

• Understanding of barriers: Describe your understanding of the barriers that exist for historically under-represented groups (URGs) in nursing. URGs include under-represented ethnic or racial minorities; men; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer individuals; people with disabilities; and undocumented immigrants.
• Past activities: Discuss past activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Examples may include teaching/curriculum, mentoring/advising/tutoring; outreach efforts; committees, task forces, and boards; scholarship and/or research, and other initiatives.
• Future plans: Describe how you plan to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the MNSON including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your teaching, scholarship, and service.

Direct applications to:

Inquires about this position may be directed to Dr. Lee Schmidt, Associate Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Search Committee at

For more information about the School of Nursing visit:
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at

As part of our Inclusive Excellence initiative to advance the critical role that diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism play in our ability to reach even higher aspirations, we seek to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. Broad diversity, including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment, is critical to achieving our mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. In holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

Quick Link for Posting Job Number 8501218 & 8600256 Organizational Location HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 07/01/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you hear about this position? • Colleague • American Association of Colleges of Nursing • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties • Midwest Nursing Research Society • Southern Nursing Research Society • National Black Nurses Association • National Association of Hispanic Nurses • Philipine Nurses Association of America • American Academy of Nursing • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education • Chronicle of Higher Education • Other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

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