Assistant Vice Provost, Faculty Engagement

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Posting NumberPG190579EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleAssistant Vice Provost, Faculty EngagementAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with ExperienceWork ScheduleM-F, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. (nature of position requires working outside of normal work schedule)Job LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity AdministrationAbout the Department

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of North Carolina State University (NC State). OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus. By providing guidance, programming, and outreach to constituent groups and the community, and by adhering to accountability and compliance standards, OIED prepares NC State students, faculty, and staff for local, state, national, and global collaboration.

Essential Job Duties

NC State University’s Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusive Faculty Engagement. This position will report to the Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Planning, who reports to the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity.

The Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice unit within OIED provides leadership in the university’s efforts to coordinate, implement, and facilitate educational programs that promote cultural competence and foster an understanding of and appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the university community. Activities include identifying, developing and providing diversity, equity and inclusion training, programs and consultation for the recruitment, retention, and success of faculty; building an inclusive diverse culture and environment at NC State, and reviewing and recommending changes to university policies, procedures and regulations to promote diversity and enhance inclusion.

The Assistant Vice Provost will develop, deliver, lead, and otherwise engage with campus wide efforts and initiatives to both increase the diversity of faculty as well as strengthen equity and inclusion knowledge and skills for all faculty members and academic department members. Incorporating research-based approaches and evidence-based practices, the Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusive Faculty Engagement will partner with departments, colleges, campus leaders and university committees to advance the university’s commitment to all aspects of diversity and inclusion that are essential to academic excellence.

Other Responsibilities

Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and execute initiatives and programs that increase and support faculty recruitment, hiring, retention and success across all disciplines, particularly in departments with the least diverse representation in alignment with campus climate data and the outcomes associated in the university strategic plan and the unit strategic plan.
  • Collaborate and partner with faculty members, college diversity directors, department heads, college/division assistant deans for personnel/talent, and University HR, and the Office of Faculty Development to advance faculty (across all ranks) diversity and inclusion.
  • Identify opportunities for outreach to national organizations, peer institutions and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty.
  • Create and partner with existing pipeline activities that include efforts to engage with various campus entities to increase opportunities to reach diverse audiences.
  • Work collaboratively with the Associate Vice Provost to plan, promote, recruit, and execute the Building Future Faculty Program on behalf of the Provost.
  • Provide leadership for education to build cultural competence for faculty to be successful in working with NC State students at the undergraduate and graduate level and within their departments.
  • Support programs and initiatives related to the promotion of faculty diversity and inclusion and facilitate initiatives designed to enhance the campus climate for faculty of all backgrounds and experiences.
  • Assist in the evaluation and assessment of policies, procedures, and practices that enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at NC State.
  • Work closely with other units at NC State deeply involved with the engagement of faculty, including but not limited to the Office for Faculty Development, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, DELTA, Human Resources, the Graduate School, Faculty Senate, and Unit Equity Directors on the development of faculty cultural competence and cultural intelligence.
  • Coordinate opportunities for faculty engagement that develop scholarship and/or research initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Create opportunities for marginalized and underrepresented faculty, visiting faculty, scholars and graduate and professional students to present their academic research.
  • Serve as a liaison to affinity groups and committees.
  • Assist in the development, coordination, implementation and facilitation of a comprehensive array of diversity educational programs to serve the faculty and university administrators.
  • Prepare reports and reviews of programs, projects and other activities related to faculty diversity as requested.
  • Remain current of best practices for faculty diversity and creating responsive faculty diversity resources.
Minimum Experience and Education

Master’s degree and five or more years of administrative experience and a work history of providing strategic leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of programs, efforts, and initiatives supporting marginalized populations in a higher education setting.

Other Required Qualifications

All applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment toward supporting and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion of faculty from differing backgrounds.

Experience introducing emerging practices to move the university forward in creating a welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment for all faculty and within academic departments.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D/Ed.D. or other terminal degree plus five or more years of administrative experience and a successful work history of providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of programs, efforts and initiatives supporting marginalized populations in a higher education setting and transforming academic cultures to be more inclusive and equitable.
  • A successful work history of leadership in promoting diversity and engaging in activities that support equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect in the academic environment and engaging diverse populations around the concepts of cultural humility and cultural competency within higher education.
  • Strategic development and implementation of practice, advocacy and mentoring initiatives to transform and support a vibrant campus life, positive and respectful culture, and inclusive curriculum at NC State University.
  • Evidence of a track record for developing and implementing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty.
  • Experience mentoring underrepresented and female faculty.
  • Ability to multitask and successfully complete assignments while managing competing and emerging deadlines.
  • Expertise in current community, equity, inclusive excellence, and diversity concepts and issues.
  • Demonstrated experience to research, identify, and implement best practices of diversity and inclusion in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially within a dynamic team and within a university community.
  • Advanced skills in facilitating inclusive dialogues that enable positive growth, the capacity to translate strategic goals and set a course for implementation, and experience in institutional change management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and the ability to contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date07/23/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen until filled.Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a resume and cover letter.

Position Number00001622Position TypeSAAO Tier IIFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00Appointment12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID383101 - Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity AdministrationAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your personal philosophy on what it means to be an inclusive academy in relation to the role and responsibility of faculty.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a Master's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a terminal degree? If yes, please specify

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you possess a successful work history of leadership in promoting diversity and engaging in activities that support equity, diversity, inclusion in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience engaging diverse populations around the concepts of cultural humility and cultural competency within higher education? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Have you previously held a faculty position or appointment? If yes, please describe. If no, say none.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/16/2020
    Application Due: 10/20/2020
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