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Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Requisition Number FE00824
Working Title
Department Name 7H000:COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

The Associate Dean must possess a doctoral degree in a field appropriate to the College of Medicine

Required Related Experience

Ability to demonstrate expertise in the individual’s discipline in higher education.

Required License/Registration/Certification

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Job Summary

The University of Kentucky is seeking a talented individual to lead the Diversity and Inclusion efforts of the College of Medicine. The Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will be a key member of the Dean’s senior administrative team with oversight for all diversity and inclusion activities which support medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty and staff members of the College of Medicine. The Associate Dean will create and implement a strategic diversity plan for the College of Medicine that is consistent with the University of Kentucky’s strategic initiatives and actively works to create and advance a faculty and student body representative of the economically and socially diverse state of Kentucky. The Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will lead efforts that advance signature diversity programs and initiatives that align with the College’s broad definition of diversity and its commitment to creating an inclusive academic and patient-centered care environment. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with other health science colleges’ diversity and inclusion efforts in the development of inter-professional pipeline programs and other activities. In addition to administrative duties, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will participate as a faculty member with limited roles of teaching and scholarship based on the selected candidate’s discipline.

The Associate Dean must possess a doctorate-level degree in a field appropriate to the College of Medicine and be able to demonstrate expertise in the individual’s discipline in higher education. Experience in higher education administration is preferred. Distribution of effort in addition to the role for Diversity and Inclusion, as well as tenure eligibility and title series, will be determined based on qualifications of selected candidate.

Applications should include the following:
• Curriculum vitae
• A detailed cover letter, noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (upload under Cover Letter)

Please also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate cultural awareness and agility, exercise emotional intelligence, build trust and credibility, collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, and provide leadership. The candidate will also possess demonstrated maturity, leadership, and academic scholarship and gravitas to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within a large complex organization. The candidate will have experience in creating overarching strategic diversity and inclusion strategy and vision for the College that includes organizational talent, recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff and students of all statuses.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Experience in higher education administration preferred.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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