Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion

Irvine, CA
May 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • Academic Affairs - Deans and Vice Chancellors


    Open date: January 18th, 2017

    Last review date: March 1st, 2017
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: June 30th, 2017
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    The University of California, Irvine seeks nominations and applications for the inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, UC Irvine Health Affairs. Reporting to the office of the Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs and CEO of UC Irvine Health, Dr. Howard Federoff, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion will collaborate closely with senior leaders, faculty, staff, residents and students across all aspects of Health Affairs to develop, lead and support efforts to further diversity and inclusion initiatives at all levels of the institution.

    Candidates must possess an earned doctorate (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD, DSW, DNP, ScD, JD, etc.), and must possess credentials that merit appointment as an associate professor or professor within the appropriate School or Program in the College of Health Sciences.

    This is an exciting period of growth and change for health sciences at UC Irvine. Besides the medical enterprise (UC Irvine Health), existing programs in Nursing Science, Public Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be formed into new Schools, and together with the School of Medicine will constitute the College of Health Sciences. Health Affairs is the administrative umbrella that includes leadership for both UC Irvine Health and the College of Health Sciences. The Associate Vice Chancellor will be responsible for UC Irvine Health and the College of Health Sciences and will play a critical role in helping to create an environment that attracts the most diverse students, faculty, residents, post-docs and staff.

    The Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion will serve as the senior leader in coordinating efforts across Health Affairs to build a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment that advances inclusive excellence. He or she will not only ensure that diversity and inclusion efforts are infused into all aspects of the clinical, educational, and research enterprises of the organization, but will also provide leadership, counsel and advocacy, by being a point of connection and communication in achieving that vision.

    The Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion will be an experienced and successful leader, manager and effective communicator with a distinguished record of increasingly responsible leadership. He or she will be able to demonstrate proven effectiveness and expertise in diversity and inclusion as well as the ability to lead with vision, purposefulness and optimism in helping shape UC Irvine Health Affairs' future.

    The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 10 years of administrative experience, preferably in a large, complex university. In addition, he or she will have knowledge of, and experience working in, the health sciences. A nationally recognized leader, with proven experience in the research, literature and implementation of diversity science and demonstrated commitment to diversifying faculty, students, staff and curriculum, is required. Candidates should possess a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity. Knowledge of the legal landscape surrounding Title IX, Title II, and other federal legislation concerning equity in education would be desirable.

    Additional information about the University of California, Irvine College of Health Sciences and UC Irvine Health is available at Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

    Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and the names and contact information of five references. Candidates must also submit a statement on previous and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of a complete application. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of California Irvine Vice Chancellor's consultants Oliver Tomlin and Jennifer Bauer at Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 775, Bethesda, MD 20814. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the office of Lynn Gardner at (301) 654-5070.
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    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    5 references required (contact information only)


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