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Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI)

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts (US)

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Four-Year Institution

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst ("UMass Amherst" or “UMass”), the land-grant, flagship university of the University of Massachusetts System, seeks an experienced, strategic leader and demonstrated collaborator to serve as the university's Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI). Reporting to the Chancellor and responsible for leading the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the next VCEI will have the opportunity to work with multiple campus partners and units to strengthen and deepen justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts and initiatives by using a relational and future forward approach to leadership and collaboration.


UMass Amherst serves approximately 32,000 students (24,000 undergraduate students and 7,800 graduate students) in 11 schools and colleges, taught by over 1,400 faculty with 1,084 tenure-track faculty. It enrolls more first-year students from Massachusetts than the Commonwealth's top eight private universities combined. UMass Amherst has nearly 300,000 alumni worldwide, the majority of whom live and work in the state. They provide the essential workforce for the booming Massachusetts economy.


The University is in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, offering a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. It is among the largest employers in the region and the engine of the local economy. With its elevated national profile and inspiring new leadership, the University is a magnet for talented faculty, increasing state funding, and an increasingly competitive student body.  UMass Amherst seeks a vice chancellor who will embrace its ethic of kindness and generosity, its public mission, its commitment to social justice, and its ambition for enhanced academic and research eminence.




The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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