Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Professor

## Position Overview
The School of Engineering at The University of Kansas (SOE; seeks to add an accomplished senior faculty member to serve as its inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI). Successful candidates are expected to be leaders in advancing diversity and inclusion for faculty, students, and staff, and also contribute to the development of academic and research programs in which women and underrepresented minorities are fully represented. The successful candidate should be appointable as a tenured, full Professor in any relevant engineering department within SOE. Applicants are expected to have earned a doctorate, or equivalent, in engineering, computer science, or a closely related scientific discipline.
The Associate Dean for DEI will be the School?s leader in the strategies, policies, and administration for matters of diversity, equity & inclusion; assists/advises the Dean on inclusion policies and strategies; serves as the primary administrative contact for these matters in the School. In particular, the Associate Dean for DEI is responsible for leading diversity-related recruitment/retention, programming, outreach, community engagement, proposal development, fundraising, and evaluation efforts across the School for students, faculty, and staff. The Associate Dean will also develop/oversee diversity education and training, climate assessments, metrics, evaluations, and communications. The Associate Dean will also collaborate on campus-wide diversity initiatives. The Associate Dean will be aided in this role by a dedicated staff member whom they will supervise.
SOE is in the midst of a significant expansion in students, faculty, and facilities supported by a variety of resources, including the State of Kansas through the University Engineering Initiative Act. This position is one of 30 new faculty lines provided as part of that expansion.
The Associate Dean position will be a five-year term appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The Associate Dean is appointed by and reports to the Dean of the School of Engineering. The Associate Dean will hold a 0.80- to 0.50- time administrative appointment in the School, with primary responsibilities for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The remaining FTE of the appointment will be in the individual?s academic departmental appointment during the academic year. The selected candidate may negotiate between 0.80- to 0.50-time appointment based on the level of research, teaching, and/or service the individual intends to engage in outside the scope of the Associate Dean role. The selected candidate may negotiate the working title. The Associate Dean serves at the pleasure of the Dean of the School of Engineering.
## Job Description
Lead the efforts to enhance the climate of DEI for all students, faculty, and staff in SOE.
Create a vision, strategy, and action plans supporting SOE's commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive teaching, research, and service environment.
Serves as an effective liaison between the Dean and chairs/directors of SOE units on DEI matters.
Assists the Dean in facilitation of the recruitment, development, and retention of outstanding and diverse SOE faculty, staff, and students in which women and underrepresented minorities are fully represented.
Provide leadership to the SOE in assessment of DEI strengths and challenges, development of SOE DEI objectives and metrics, implementation of strategies, collection and analysis of data, and evaluation of outcomes.
Serve as a member of the SOE?s senior leadership team and work with senior leaders to establish a diversity leadership and accountability structure throughout the SOE that includes all departments and sub-units.
Advise and assist Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, and Center Directors on DEI challenges and opportunities.
Consider procedures and guidelines to enhance equity and diversity in search, selection, promotion, tenure, and compensation cases for faculty.
Serve as the SOE?s liaison to all units across campus working on DEI objectives; participate in a network of University diversity representatives; and work to further develop and refine the university-wide process for implementation of diversity goals.
Oversee research, teaching, and/or service in the support of DEI that targets the SOE broadly or specific units as needed (and that fall outside the Associate Dean?s own faculty interests and duties).
Foster and oversee efforts to obtain external support for DEI efforts for the SOE broadly and for specific units as needed.
Supervise DEI staff member.
Oversee and coordinate professional development, training, and guidance for students, faculty, and staff related to DEI.
Lead the DEI efforts in community-based outreach, public relations activities, and corporate partnerships.
Work closely with the DEI Advisory Board.
Develop external proposals and work with Endowment and the Office of Research to seek funding through grants, awards, and gifts for DEI programs.
Participate in all faculty searches as a diversity advisor.
Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Teach courses in their field of specialty.
Advise students, including student mentoring and providing directed research and scholarship.
Supervise graduate teaching assistants, as assigned.
Serve on committees that supervise and evaluate student progress.
Engage in scholarly research, including publishing appropriate peer-reviewed books and articles and presenting papers at professional conferences on a regular basis.
Provide general service to one?s home unit, the SOE, the University, the state, and to the profession.
## Required Qualifications
Applicant for the position must have:
1. Earned doctorate, or equivalent, in engineering, computer science, or a closely related scientific discipline by the time of appointment.
2. A record of excellence and commitment in teaching, scholarship, and service in engineering or computer science, to warrant a tenured faculty appointment in the School of Engineering with a rank of Full Professor; in particular, the individual should have clearly demonstrated competence as a teacher, should have been engaged in significant research and publication or other scholarly activities, should also have demonstrated a continued contribution by way of substantial professional service, and be an established leader in the profession.
3. Demonstrated capacity for academic leadership.
4. Demonstrated experience in DEI programs and initiatives.
5. Significant record of outreach, engagement, mentorship, and development of diverse students, faculty, and staff.
6. Record of faculty mentorship and/or development.
7. Demonstrated success in securing funding to support educational or DEI initiatives
## Preferred Qualifications
1. Demonstrated experience in departmental, SOE, or University activities dealing with academic matters.
2. Demonstrated expertise in staff development.
3. Demonstrated initiative and participation in curriculum development and innovation, faculty and staff recruitment, and scholarly program development.
4. Demonstrated experience in seeking external support for student education and engagement from national agencies, companies, foundations, and/or private sources.
5. Demonstrated administrative and budgetary experience.
## Additional Candidate Instruction
A completed application will include the online application with following PDF files attached: 1) letter of application, including a statement outlining applicant?s experience and goals for DEI initiatives, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests and plans, 4) a statement of teaching interests and plans and 5) contact information (including email) for three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.
Review of application materials begins November 1, 2016 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of candidates. To ensure consideration, submit application prior to this date.
## Contact Information to Applicants
Ms. Amy McCurdy
School of Engineering, KU
## Disclaimer
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Posting Title: Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Professor
Position Number: 01200847
Department: Engineering Administration
Location/Division: Lawrence
FTE: 1.0
Reg/Temp: Regular
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and rank
Application Review Begins: 01-Nov-2016
Anticipated Start Date: 18-Aug-2017 db41edacc80141fd92560cb0e1354b77

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