Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Princeton, NJ
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Engineering & Applied Science - 25000

Position Summary
The Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is a newly created position designed to provide dedicated leadership focused on diversity, equity and inclusion within the School. Reporting directly to the Dean of SEAS, the successful candidate will have responsibility for planning, implementing and assessing the School's efforts to increase diversity and inclusion at all levels by partnering with multiple constituencies to increase access, retention, and success of historically underrepresented or marginalized populations. This extends across the SEAS educational pipeline; from undergraduate and graduate students, to postdoctoral fellows and faculty and includes racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBT, first-generation students, students with disabilities and others. In addition to broadening the applicant pool at all stages, the Associate Dean will measure outcomes within SEAS units with the goal of providing a vision and integrated programs for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and implement both strategic and operational plans for the identification, tracking and recruitment of individuals who will enhance the diversity of the entire SEAS pipeline;
- Partnering with other office such as the Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty as appropriate;
- Oversee the training of those responsible for evaluating applicants at each stage in the pipeline. Support, track, and monitor retention and completion;
- Collaboratively partner with colleagues in the Graduate School, Office of the Dean of the College, Vice President for Campus Life, Career Services and Office of the Provost and across academic departments units to create sustainable programming that provides opportunities for education, mentoring, training and social engagement;
- Collect, track, analyze, and present data related to diversity initiatives and climate. Provide regular feedback to faculty, staff, and students on the effectiveness of the School's efforts;
- Monitor and track peer and national trends and seek benchmarks for success including suggestions for continual improvement;
- Support the allocation of resources to students, faculty members, administrative units, research groups, and academic departments to advanced diversity-related activities;
- Serve as a liaison and advisor to faculty, administrators, and student groups. Facilitates efforts in academic departments to strengthen an inclusive campus climate;
- Engage with prospective applicants, alumni, faculty members, community members and staff as a visible and accessible member of SEAS Office of the Dean;
- Identify potential sources of funding for diversity programs, generate support data, and write proposals to secure funding, including sponsored research diversity supplements;
- Organize communications and programming efforts related to diversity and inclusion, including through event planning and the development of content for the web and social media.

Essential Qualifications
- An advanced degree and at least 7 years of relevant professional experience is required for this position. PhD preferred.

In addition, the successful candidate will have knowledge, demonstrated achievement, and understanding of the importance of a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in a university setting. Documented experience working with underrepresented students and faculty in higher education is required;
- Demonstrated commitment and successful track record on diversity and inclusivity with a broad knowledge of equity-related topics (Affirmative Action, Title IX, the American with Disabilities Act, etc.);
- Strong quantitative, analytical, and presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to use discretion when handling confidential and sensitive information;
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and ability to collaborate with a wide-variety of constituencies for teamwork and consensus building;
- Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work independently on concurrent projects under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD preferred.

Directory Title

Job Function
Administrative or Professional
ADM 070
Standard Hours
Not Applicable
Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Advanced Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying

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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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