Associate Dean: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: McCombs School
McCombs School of Business
Aug 23, 2021
Open until filled
The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business (Texas
McCombs) seeks candidates for an Associate Dean for Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The candidate's education,
perspectives, research program, and experience should enable them
to provide leadership, to coordinate activities that build and
maintain a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student
community, and to support equitable treatment of faculty in
research, teaching, practice and community engagement.
The Associate Dean for DEI at Texas McCombs will make an
on a wide range of activities and experiences
for our internal and external communities. Those include
approximately 150 full-time and 150 part-time faculty, 375 staff,
1750 graduate students, 10,000 undergraduates, and tens of
thousands of alumni at a School that is among the very best
worldwide. Some of those communities outside the university are
part of the one of the most vibrant, attractive, and
forward-looking cities as well as one of the fastest-growing states
in the U.S.: Austin, Texas. Further, the Associate Dean for DEI
will have opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned
scholars, including in DEI domains, alongside students in top-tier
As part of the academic mission of Texas McCombs, we are committed
to recruiting, employing, and supporting highly-qualified faculty
members with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.
The institution embraces DEI in many forms. We are dedicated to the
principle that individuals be respected, their voices be heard,
their contributions be valued, and that they enjoy equitable access
to opportunities, regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality,
religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity‑ and
expression, disability, or marital, parental, age, veteran, health
history, socioeconomic, or citizenship status.
This principle and this position are critical for the education,
employment, advancement, compensation, recognition, and
satisfaction of all individuals in our communities. Doing so helps
us pursue excellence in our continuing endeavor to be a School and
a “University of the First Class.”
Description and Responsibilities
This is a full-time position with 25% Associate Dean (DEI)
responsibilities reporting to the Dean of the Business School and
75% research-active faculty responsibilities reporting to the Chair
of the department of employment. We seek a candidate whose
qualifications, research record, and experience will earn an
appointment at the rank of Full Professor.
To assist in this role, the McCombs School of Business employs a
Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement (100% time staff
position) who reports to the AD-DEI and is responsible for the
execution of faculty, student and staff DEI activities and for the
curation of affiliated metrics. In addition, dedicated DEI roles in
the Undergraduate and Graduate Program Offices (with dotted line
reporting to the AD-DEI) are in place that help attract and retain
a diverse student body and ensure their success inside and outside
AD-DEI Responsibilities include:
- Update and refine the DEI vision and strategy for
Texas McCombs by working with the School's leadership, and
community members including students, faculty, staff, and
- Collaborate with Texas McCombs leadership, departments
and programs, students, alumni, corporate partners, and other key
stakeholders, including D&I officers across campus to identify
school priorities and short-term objectives and initiatives that
align with the McCombs strategic plan.
- Consolidate events, initiatives, practices, programs,
and curricula to cohere under a unified DEI vision and strategy for
- Provide guidance to the Dean of Texas McCombs on
strategic DEI issues as it relates to talent acquisition and
retention for faculty, staff, and students.
- Use evidence-based insights to educate and promote
equity and inclusion as core values to be collectively practiced at
- Help implement DEI strategic objectives by working
closely with Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement (who
will report to the AD-DEI).
- Coordinate Texas McCombs actions with the UT Provost
Strategic Plan for DEI: https://utexas.app.box.com/s/g74axpkhbneupxotfcbvtrpqxil7vhv8,
serving as the academic leader who translates requirements and
goals to faculty.
Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DBA) in a business discipline with
research interests and published scholarly work in top business
journals on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, and
multiculturalism concepts and issues in higher education.
Demonstrated understanding of, and support for, key concepts in
diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Preference for a tenured
Associate Professor or Full Professor.
Applications received before October 15, 2021, will receive first
consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position
Applicants may access this position at The University of Texas at
Austin Faculty Recruitment web page, https://faculty.utexas.edu/career
Applicants will be prompted to submit a letter of interest,
resume/curriculum vitae, diversity statement and three professional
references via Interfolio. The purpose of the diversity statement
is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience
and/or willingness to engage and lead activities that would enhance
Texas McCombs' DEI efforts, and it may be incorporated into the
letter of interest. Additional materials may be requested from
finalists, addressing the faculty portion of this position.
Materials should be addressed to Dean Lillian Mills.
For questions about the position please contact Laura DiTullio
For technical support please visit Interfolio's
or reach out to their Scholars Services Team at (877)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and
affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,
religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.
To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/80075