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Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State (US)
The base salary range for this position will be $12,500 – $18,500 per month
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

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The University of Washington School of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADDEI). As part of the executive team, the Associate Dean is a leader at the UW School of Nursing. The ADDEI has the responsibility to ensure that, from climate to curriculum, the School of Nursing's missions of Teaching, Research, Service, and Practice are imbued with the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This role is consistent with the School of Nursing’s values to cultivate a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate among alumni, students, staff, and faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to support and practice the School of Nursing's high standards of professional integrity and professional ethics.

The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will also make broad-reaching decisions and recommendations to the Executive Dean regarding the School of Nursing’s engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and overall strategic direction. The School of Nursing's current Anti-Racism and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (AR/DEI) Strategic Plan can be accessed here.

This position will have a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the School of Nursing. Specific rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

Distinguished record of academic achievement, research, practice, and service. RN licensure, or the ability to attain licensure. Experience with nursing education and administration of educational programs. Experience working in higher education and/or academic administration. 


Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

  • With the support of the Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development and the Director of Admissions & Student Diversity, lead the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  As head of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Associate Dean plays an instrumental role in providing direction for the School of Nursing's Anti-Racism and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (AR/DEI) Strategic Action Plan.  With support from the School of Nursing Executive Team and in collaboration with the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to lead the execution of action items outlined in the AR/DEI Strategic Plan, which is updated every 4 years.  To assist with the various projects and initiatives led by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the ADDEI position will receive support from a staff member within the Office.


  • Collaborate with other members of the Executive Team to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into all organizational processes.  Work to enhance and facilitate school-wide scholarship related to health equity and resolution of health disparities.  Develop institutional partnerships with University of Washington units dedicated to DEI issues, including recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students, and enhancing climate for diversity.  Deepen academic and practice relationships that enhance DEI efforts related to alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Continuous Assessment on Climate and Culture: 

Identify and address institutional barriers and needs for professional and academic development of alumni, faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups.  Identify and coordinate appropriate DEI-related training opportunities in coordination with the Manning Price Spratlen Center for Anti-Racism & Equity in Nursing (MPS CARE in Nursing). Develop and coordinate annual seminars, workshops, and/or community-engagement activities on diversity, equity, and inclusion for School of Nursing alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Monitor the School of Nursing’s institutional climate, culture, and training needs via annual surveys of alumni, faculty, staff, and students.


  • With support from department chairs and program directors, lead faculty in the integration of DEI content and skills into curricula at all levels (ABSN, BSN, MS, DNP, PhD).  Assess the learning needs of faculty with respect to DEI content and related pedagogy.  Support faculty in developing and evaluating DEI-related teaching outcomes. 


  • Engage with community and clinical partners to infuse DEI and training opportunities into clinical education and practice.


  • Engage/Collaborate with institutional and community partners in identifying obstacles to and strategies for recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and students.   Offer guidance and direction on strategies to enhance the diversity of candidate pools for faculty and staff roles, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups.  In collaboration with the Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development, meet with department chairs to develop workforce plans for faculty, geared toward enhancing faculty diversity.  In collaboration with the Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development meet with unit leaders, Associate Deans, and department chairs to develop plans to recruit historically excluded staff. 


Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for researchers of all backgrounds.  Support initiatives that promote collaboration and interdisciplinary research in DEI and health equity. Collaborate with University and community organizations to address health disparities and incorporate diverse perspectives. Support current and expanding health equity research by providing shared resources and infrastructure. Collaborate with and provide guidance to the Associate Dean for Research in matters related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Showcase successful DEI and health equity research initiatives. Appointment and Compensation


This position will have a faculty appointment appropriate for the background and experience of the selected candidate. The service period for the faculty appointment will be 9 months. The service period for the Associate Dean appointment will be 12 months. Information about UW Service Periods can be found here. The position's anticipated start date is September 16, 2024.


The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will have a dual reporting relationship. In their professorial role (0.5 FTE), the selected individual will report to the Chair of the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing. In their Associate Dean role (0.5 FTE), the selected individual will report to the Executive Dean of the School of Nursing.


The base salary range for this position will be $12,500 – $18,500 per month, dependent upon rank (Associate Professor or Full Professor), and commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position will include a monthly salary supplement for the administrative role.


All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.



This position requires an earned doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in Nursing or a closely related field. Additional required qualifications include:


Demonstrated expertise in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and/or students. Demonstrated expertise in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and a 1-2-page letter of interest by Monday, March 4. The letter of interest should include the following: your teaching and research interests; how your training, background, and experience support the school’s mission and prepare you for this role; and, your demonstrated commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion as illustrated in your activities. 


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