Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) seeks an effective, collaborative, and authentic leader to serve as Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Assistant Dean will work closely with their colleagues across campus and with university leadership to nurture a just, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture for the school’s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. This assistant deanship is a concrete investment by the Krieger School to bolster its existing diversity and inclusion efforts and cements the cycle between aspiration and substantive change.
Johns Hopkins University is one of the world’s premier research universities, whose mission is to advance knowledge for both its students and the world at large. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, along with the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE), form the heart of the university’s Homewood campus in North Baltimore. KSAS aims to be the finest small research-oriented school of arts and sciences in the United States. KSAS has more than 325 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3,500 undergraduate students, 1,000 full-time doctoral students, 5,000 professional students, and nearly 450 full-time staff. The school covers a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences across its 22 departments; 40 centers, programs, and institutes; and more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors.
The Krieger School seeks to create an academic environment that fosters diversity of all kinds in order to promote a panoply of perspectives and viewpoints that test, challenge, and hone ideas. This work is foundational to the university community, and it has taken on greater urgency in the past year as the United States continues to grapple with the impacts of systemic racism, highlighted by the violence perpetrated towards those belonging to marginalized racial and ethnic groups, as well as the deleterious healthcare inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and Latinx communities in particular. These societal realities actively influence and cannot be separated from the Krieger School’s diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities, which this Assistant Dean will be charged with furthering.
The Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will report to the Dean of the Krieger School and will work closely with school, campus, and university leadership to develop and implement strategic programs and policies that produce measurable results in demographic shifts, cultural change, and community comfort and safety. The Assistant Dean will identify and dismantle perceived and actual barriers to opportunity and will also be a key partner for the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in advancing the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, Johns Hopkins’ institution-wide diversity and inclusion strategic plan. The Assistant Dean will also collaborate closely with their primary counterpart, the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Whiting School of Engineering, whose portfolio previously encompassed both the Krieger and Whiting Schools.
The Assistant Dean will be an accomplished leader with significant skill as a facilitator, collaborator, and convener. They will bring expertise leading complex conversations, bridging across differences, and engaging in transformative change efforts within a higher education diversity and inclusion context, as well as deep understanding of and respect for the experiences of marginalized people. Key attributes include transparency, accountability, creativity, empathy, self-awareness, and a willingness both to challenge and to learn.
Johns Hopkins University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in strict confidence to:
Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Partner
Tatiana Oberkoetter, Senior Associate
Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.