Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer

Job description

St. Norbert College seeks candidates with a record of dynamic academic and administrative accomplishment to serve as the next senior diversity officer and inaugural dean of curriculum. St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, international focus, and leadership and service opportunities is situated on an attractive, riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. St. Norbert is the only college in the world sponsored by the Norbertines, a Catholic order devoted to community, education, and serving the needs of others.

About St. Norbert College: As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert builds on the beliefs and practices of an ancient religious order while responding to the current needs of its students and communities. Today at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert of Xanten, who founded the Norbertine order of priests in the twelfth century, lives through this modern, bustling community dedicated to transforming and empowering its students. The college has seen remarkable development in the past decade, particularly the construction and renovation of more than $150 million in campus facilities and infrastructure. St. Norbert is characterized by recent strong enrollments, as evidenced over the past ten years by the largest, most diverse, and most talented first-year classes in the college’s history.

At St. Norbert College, a holistic approach to students characterizes the curriculum and classroom; faculty use their award-winning research to challenge and encourage students to greater curiosity, and students learn and collaborate both in and outside the classroom in an integrated experience. St. Norbert College is organized into four academic divisions – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts – and the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics.

The Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer: As both a key institutional leader for all curriculum matters and for College-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, the inaugural Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer will have a rich portfolio at St. Norbert. This dean/SDO will lead on curricular initiatives; work to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion holistically within the St. Norbert curriculum and related academic units in support of the college’s broader strategic priorities in this area; and support the areas supervised below. The dean/SDO serves under the direction of and reports to the vice president of academic affairs and is a member of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs Council and Academic Affairs Leadership Council.

As Dean of Curriculum, the dean/SDO will supervise or chair Academic Service Learning, the Center for Global Engagement, the Core Curriculum Committee, the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee, the First Year Seminar, and the Honors Program. As Senior Diversity Officer, the dean/SDO leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the college’s strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. In this capacity, the dean/SDO serves as a member of the President’s Core Leadership team and is a frequent guest of the President’s Cabinet.

Qualifications: The Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer must possess an earned doctorate or terminal degree in a discipline offered at SNC or in a related field; a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research that warrants appointment as a tenured associate or full professor; demonstrated successful administrative leadership; and a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and shared governance.

Additional information, including profile containing a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, is available here.

How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 1, 2021. Application materials (to include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to: [email protected].

Assisting St. Norbert College in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo ([email protected]) and Chris Butler ([email protected]), consultants with Academic Search, Inc., of Washington, D.C. Further information about St. Norbert College is available at

St. Norbert College is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas, and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College’s mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. Mission Statement

The College offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan; paid time-off and tuition waiver.




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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time