EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
February 26, 2014
ALL ACADEMICS AT UC SAN DIEGO
I am pleased to announce an internal search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity (AVC FDE). This announcement replaces an earlier announcement for this position, dated October 28, 2013. We have restructured and rewritten job duties to focus more directly on faculty diversity and equity. At this time I will be recruiting for one AVC with the possibility of a second in the winter of 2015.
The AVC will report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This is an opportunity for dynamic and innovative academic leadership in achieving and sustaining faculty diversity and equity, as well as the creation of a positive climate for all faculty.
Working with Academic Personnel Services (APS), campus administrators, Deans, Academic Senate, and faculty diversity and equity committees, the incumbent will take initiative in developing new programs and reviewing past efforts to enable the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, as well as promote a fair and equitable academic environment for all faculty.
I invite self-nominations, or nominations of potential candidates for these positions. You do not need to contact the individual to ascertain if he or she is willing to be considered as a candidate. I will contact all nominees in confidence, to ask whether they are interested and to invite them to submit materials for consideration. If you are interested in the position, please send your name, your CV, and a one-page statement describing your interest and contributions to diversity and equity to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations and application materials should be submitted by March 14, 2014 for full consideration.
Desirable candidates will have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and professional service, a demonstrated commitment to achieving institutional diversity goals, a strong record of prior academic administrative service, demonstrated leadership and communication skills, proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with campus senior leadership and faculty, and experience with UC San Diego search committee practices, procedures and academic recruitment policies.
The search for the AVC will be confined to the UC San Diego campus, and candidates must hold Associate or full Professor faculty appointments. The AVC will serve a three-year term at 50% time, renewable following appropriate review. Ideally, the term will begin spring quarter 2014.
ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR FACULTY DIVERSITY AND EQUITY
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity at UCSD reports to the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The AVC, Faculty Diversity and Equity is responsible for providing academic leadership and direction in advancing the University's goal of achieving and sustaining faculty equity and diversity in pursuit of academic excellence.
Working with Academic Personnel Services (APS), campus administrators, Academic Senate, and faculty diversity and equity committees, the incumbent will take initiative in developing programs and procedures to enable the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty as well as promote a fair and open academic environment by successfully addressing issues of faculty equity.
The incumbent will have a leadership role in communicating, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating, campus guidelines, policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that ensure faculty equity and diversity.
The incumbent is responsible for producing quantifiable results.
Work closely with the VC-EDI to provide academic leadership that will advance faculty diversity at UCSD.
In collaboration with Academic Personnel Services (APS), work with deans, equity advisors, department chairs and search committees to enhance recruitment and retention efforts of faculty from underrepresented groups to meet the University's diversity goals.
Contribute to the planning and implementation of divisional and departmental diversity strategic plans that will enable committees to develop diverse pools of faculty candidates
Develop and present workshops on best practices in recruitment and hiring to Deans, chairs, and search committees.
Collaborate and support activities of the divisional faculty equity advisors on URM women/URM men, and women faculty hiring, orientation, mentoring, and advancement.
Work with the Academic Senate and APS to strengthen recruitment and retention programs for faculty.
Support and contribute to studies of institutional needs and trends in areas related to faculty diversity; distribute findings to inform campus about efforts to diversify the faculty.
Oversee and work closely with appropriate data support and statistical experts to compile data on UCSD's faculty diversity utilization; create a dashboard, or set of metrics of faculty diversity characteristics for public display.
With appropriate offices, coordinate campus participation in surveys on the diversity of faculty.
Assist APS in developing evaluation of the recruitment process for its effectiveness, including requests to waive the open recruitment process.
In collaboration with FEAs and Deans, develop UC San Diego URM/women faculty initiatives, e.g. HBCU/HSI partnerships, faculty pipeline projects
In collaboration with Senior Diversity Officer, communicate and promote the hiring of UC system-wide presidential and UC San Diego Chancellor's post-doctoral fellows
Represent the VC EDI on campus committees on diversity as needed.
Develop and present Faculty Workshops for URM, Female, LGBT faculty on advancement, tenure, leadership content, family related content (dual career couples, tenure clock extension, child care) Initiate programs, training sessions, and discussions to foster institutional awareness of, and commitment to, faculty equity goals, including gender equity, pay equity, and equal opportunity for all qualified candidates for appointment and promotion.
Develop and present workshops on mentoring, tenure, and leadership; family and health related content (FMLA, disability, dual career couples, tenure clock extension, child care) to Deans, chairs, and search committees
Lead the design and deployment of faculty development programs that foster institutional support structures for members of under-represented groups, awareness of issues of equity and access for all faculty, and career advancement (pre-tenure workshops, associate professor leadership workshops, etc.).
Review and strengthen mentoring programs for all faculty.
With APS, develop and institutionalize an effective process for review and communication of current faculty policies and procedures related to gender equity, pay equity, and equal opportunity, as well as equitable access and utilization of family and health related benefits (child care, maternity leave, FMLA, elder care, tenure clock extension, etc.)
Assist the APS to develop and implement assessment tools and metrics to measure the use and effectiveness of existing accommodation programs and other services designed to advance faculty equity at UCSD
Represent the VC EDI on campus committees on equity as needed.
A distinguished record of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate for an Associate or full Professor appointment at UCSD.
A demonstrated commitment to achieving institutional diversity goals.
A strong record of prior academic administrative service.
Demonstrated leadership and communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with campus senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Strong experience with UCSD search committee practices and procedures and academic recruitment policies.