Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Arts & Sciences

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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Arts & Sciences

Position Summary:

The Assistant Dean will have broad oversight of current, substantive DEI initiatives with the authority to envision, strategize, advocate, implement, and document processes, initiatives, and measurable actions leading toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The primary focus is faculty/staff and curricular DEI initiatives within Arts & Sciences, with additional opportunities to collaborate across the university. The Assistant Dean works directly with the Dean of Arts & Sciences and the A&S senior leadership team and serves on the faculty Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Primary responsibilities include:

•Oversee and coordinate DEI strategic planning and plan implementation for Arts & Sciences, collaborating with the Dean, the senior A&S leadership team, and faculty leadership to envision, strategize, advocate, implement, and document processes, initiatives, and measurable actions leading toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout A&S.
•Represent A&S on the William & Mary Diversity & Inclusion Council to prioritize and coordinate efforts across the university.
•Plan and manage DEI education and training, and deliver training to A&S faculty and staff.
•Coordinate and support faculty recruitment and retention to include the IGNITE Future Faculty Program.
•Coordinate recruitment programs for graduate students in partnership with other schools.

Required Qualifications:

•Master’s Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
•Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to addressing DEI issues.
•Knowledge of and experience with current laws, research, best practices, successes, and trends in the field of DEI.
•Demonstrated record of working effectively with faculty, staff, and other constituent groups.
•Knowledge of and facility with collecting and analyzing appropriate data to inform and document DEI initiatives.
•Demonstrated productivity in both independent and collaborative work environments.
•Strong communication skills: written, oral, and presentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Work experience in a post-secondary academic setting, with an understanding of faculty and staff career trajectories and the intentions of a liberal arts education.
•Experience designing and conducting peer workshops and training sessions.
•Ability to develop and present information that is credible and persuasive, using both numerical and qualitative measures.
•Experience collaborating to manage budgets and to oversee office processes and support staff.

Advertised Pay Range:

Up to mid-point of U16, depending on qualifications.


3K1100 Dean of Arts & Sciences Office


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Full Time Professional

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Special Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins on January 11, 2021. Applications received after that date will be reviewed only if deemed necessary by the search committee.
This is a dual posting. Applicants may apply to either FP992W (professional) or FA036W (administrative faculty) based on the position that best reflects their qualifications. Only one application to either position is necessary. We plan to fill one of the two positions with the most qualified applicant for that position.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.




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Posted: 12/5/2020
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time