Assistant Dean for Inclusion

Gainesville FL
Sep 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Dean

Job Description:

The College of Health and Human Performance, the College of Journalism and Communications, and the Levin College of Law are looking for an accomplished diversity and inclusion professional to lead a new cross-college effort.

This leadership position will be responsible for using a collaborative approach to guide the colleges in enhancing diversity and supporting a climate of inclusion with respect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, culture, geography and religion. The assistant dean will develop and implement strategies within the colleges related to recruitment and retention of students and faculty, teaching, curriculum, communication, facilitation of open and timely discussions around issues and events, and career readiness. This oversight will focus on all major stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, and alumni. The position also will lead efforts to develop metrics for success and evaluate progress toward our defined goals. The assistant dean will report to the college deans and will work alongside the senior management teams of the three colleges. The position will communicate and collaborate frequently with other university offices working on behalf of diversity and inclusion. 

The University of Florida has an exceptional legacy as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities with a diverse student body hailing from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. In an era when Florida ranks as the third largest state and a national center of culture and commerce, UF is transforming itself from the state’s preeminent institution into a truly global university that the state, nation, and world look to for leadership. Diversity and inclusion constitute important elements of UF’s transformation.

Advertised Salary:

$100,000 negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in leading inclusion and diversity programs or initiatives, particularly within a college or university, is crucial. A record of facilitating successful collaborations is also important. An advanced academic or professional degree, such as PhD or JD, and faculty experience are highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration, applicants should attach a brief statement of their qualifications and interest and a curriculum vitae to the online application form. Contact information for professional references also should be provided. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD).

Health Assessment Required: No