Associate Dean for Academic Diversity and Inclusion
Reporting to the Vice Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Diversity and Inclusion works to develop and implement policies, direct new initiatives, and organize activities to enhance the diversity and inclusion efforts of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Columbia's understanding of academic diversity encompasses a wide representation of socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, nationalities, and military experiences. The successful finalist for this position will partner with multiple constituencies within the School, the University, and beyond to promote the institution as a community for which diversity is an intellectual category and an academic commitment, that fosters an environment of inclusion, and facilitates access of underrepresented individuals to graduate education. He or she will uphold the superlative standards of admission to graduate study at Columbia, and will work to recruit first-rate students prepared for the highest levels of academic performance; will also work closely with departments and programs on issues related to advising, academic achievement, degree completion, pedagogical initiatives, academic opportunities, and professional advancement.