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Professor and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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2019-20 Tenured Professor and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position to serve as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to hire for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the Dean’s Office by promoting equity, increasing diversity, and strengthening the culture of inclusion among the college’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends, in collaboration with College and University partners. The Associate Dean is expected to oversee the implementation and effectiveness of a diversity and inclusion action plan for the college, monitor progress toward stated goals and objectives, and make revisions as needed. The successful candidate will have significant academic leadership experience in providing support and resources to College units and programs, including for teaching and pedagogy. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required to successfully represent the College at University-wide committees and workgroups related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The Moody College of Communication is committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. We believe that embracing diversity—within our faculty, staff, students, and curricula — creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is necessary for preparing our graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. Our College exemplifies these values through its fundamentally multidisciplinary nature, as our many different approaches to understanding the processes of human communication unite in a collective mission to pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service.

For more information, see:

Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

Education and experience commensurate with appointment as a Professor with tenure in Moody College of Communication. The tenured professor would have an appointment in the appropriate Moody College department or school that best fits the candidate’s communication research and teaching focus: Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations; Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Department of Communication Studies; School of Journalism; or the Department of Radio-TV-Film.

At least three years of administrative experience. The appointment structure is 50 percent administrative and 50 percent academic (research, teaching, and service). The position reports directly to the Dean of the Moody College of Communication.

Expertise in diversity and inclusion initiatives in educational settings, including cross-cultural, multicultural, international, gender, race/ethnicity, and LGBTQ issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong record of teaching at the university level. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is strongly encouraged: diverse and multicultural communication, diverse media production, global communication, digital media, health communication, and sports communication and media.

Application Instructions               

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and a list of references. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution - https://facultyjobs.utexas.edu/position/44722. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one before applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted at the time of hire. Questions can be directed to Dr. Kathleen McElroy ([email protected]) or Dr. Karin Wilkins ([email protected]), co-chairs of the search committee.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

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Posted: 3/21/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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