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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Director/Academic Specialist (Faculty)

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
60,000.00 - 70,000.00

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 The Eskenazi School ( is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Director will advance the priorities, missions, visions, and objectives of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design and will develop and coordinate DEI initiatives within the Eskenazi School.

• 12-month appointment, term renewable Academic Specialist • Bachelor’s degree, plus minimum of 2 years’ experience required. Master’s Degree preferred. • Occasional teaching where appropriate • Reports to the Dean of the Eskenazi School

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


 Oversee and direct DEI initiatives

· Lead and/or co-lead the Eskenazi School IDEA Committee. · Work with Leadership and IDEA Committee, as well as campus DEI units, to implement and track action items of Eskenazi diversity plan and revise the plan as needed. (Eskenazi School DEI Plan: · Serve on search and other ad hoc committees where needed. · Work with campus DEI units to develop annual Eskenazi School diversity reports to summarize qualitative and quantitative information and to assess DEI metrics and progress.  Develop educational programming to deepen understanding of and support for DEI issues
· Develop and implement DEI workshops, events, and activities to support various identities and allies within the school, as well as extend and educate beyond those groups. · Teach a course(s) as needed on DEI issues within the context of the disciplines within the Eskenazi School. · Work with faculty on implementing teaching and learning initiatives within their courses.
 Engage with stakeholders to embed best practices in recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty, students, and staff
· Build strong relationships with student population and provide resources which promote and encourage student well-being · Work with campus DEI units to measure trends and study data to develop recommendations related to policies and practices. · Work with the School Leadership, HR Manager, and Recruitment Coordinators to review current practices and implement new initiatives. · Oversee bias incident reporting, ensure proper communication and follow through.
Manage resources
· Manage DEI budget to support DEI initiatives within the School while ensuring compliance with the university and school policy. · Supervise staff and/or student workers/GAs when appropriate. · Work with DEI 0ffices and units beyond the Eskenazi School · Connect and collaborate with the College Diversity Office, where appropriate. · Connect and collaborate with the OVPDEMA and OVPDI, where appropriate. · Collaborate with other campus DEI Directors. · Connect with DEI leaders and organizations beyond Indiana University.
 Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.
 The Eskenazi School houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.
 Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at . Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at




All qualified candidates must have bachelor’s degree, plus minimum of 2 years’ experience required. Master’s Degree preferred.


Additional qualifications to include:


Experience or scholarly expertise preferred in DEI areas.

Experience preferred in arts and/or design areas.

Strong communication skills and team-building experience.

Ability to develop and implement action items from Eskenazi School DEI plans.

  Positive outlook and solutions-oriented disposition.

  Leadership, vision, and aptitude to:

· Propose, implement and refine policies based on effective metrics tracking

· Build consensus and facilitate collaboration.

· Maintain professionalism and discretion.

· Compassionately guide students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

· Develop and implement initiatives.

· Work independently and update regularly.

· Manage a programming budget.



Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications received by August 27, 2023 will receive full consideration.


Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application to


Applicants should submit online a letter of application, curriculum vita, statements of diversity statement, contact information references.

Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Kimberly Jones, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, Mies van der Rohe Building 321 Eagleson Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-855-2319. Email:

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