MCS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 22, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Mellon College of Science (MCS) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a dynamic, collaborative college that is home to four departments -- Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics -- as well as many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. In all of it departments, programs, and research centers, MCS is firmly committed to a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where principles of fair and equitable treatment define the culture.

MCS seeks an innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable professional to serve as its first Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

The incumbent will lead a team of individuals who will help influence and shape all college-level DEI initiatives. Specifically, the incumbent will help to refine existing initiatives and develop new ones; will assist in fostering a college community that supports a welcoming/inclusive culture; and will facilitate the implementation of programs and other activities aimed at increasing, supporting, and retaining a faculty, staff, and student body that is diverse.

The college maintains a DEI Strategic Plan. The incumbent will be responsible for designing and implementing actions, in a fiscally responsible manner, that will enable the achievement of the goals in the Plan. The incumbent will partner with CMU’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion in providing additional programming and support for our students, including student organizations geared to the diverse community. The incumbent will anticipate and help address DEI issues at the college, and will represent the college and the dean at appropriate university and national functions.

We seek an individual with proven experience in student and/or faculty DEI programming and strategic planning alongside outstanding academic credentials. Our expectation is that this individual will report directly to the Dean, will have an academic track-record suitable for appointment as tenure-track, teaching track or research track faculty in one of the College’s four departments, and will fulfill the majority of responsibilities as a member of the Dean’s leadership team. The position requires qualifications suitable for an appointment as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon with preferred qualifications suitable for appointment as a tenured faculty. Depending on the faculty track, the successful candidate will have a teaching record and research program that matches the expectations of the track.

MCS will consider both internal and external applications. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; complete applications received by December 1, 2020 will be assured full consideration.

Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described here within, curriculum vitae, DEI statement, as well as a teaching and/or research statement via Interfolio at

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/AAP employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, religion or any other legally protected status. We are sensitive to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on both work and personal lives, and will offer the utmost flexibility throughout the interview process. The search committee expects to conduct initial interviews via Zoom for the safety and well-being of all involved.

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