The Assistant Dean of College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) provides leadership in building a sense of community within the College of Nursing (CON) and supporting initiatives that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice throughout all areas of the CON, with a broad vision of diversity in achieving institutional equity and inclusive practices. The Director is responsible for coordinating integrated approaches to increase diversity and inclusivity across the CON; promote a multicultural environment for faculty, staff, and students; and identify and develop strategies to address unequal access and outcomes for historically underrepresented groups. The Assistant Dean of College DEI is a 100% fixed-term administrative position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Guides the strategic planning for integration of inclusive practices through all aspects of the CON.
Participates in committees and other administrative duties as assigned by the Dean, including representing the CON in campus wide DEI committees.
Works closely with the CON’s Faculty Excellence Advocate and the CON’s Human Resources Administrator to engage in faculty searches, hiring, reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes.
Works with the Dean to provide input and consultation regarding elections for the CON and university committees.
Provides guidance regarding DEI in the areas of recruitment, retention, climate, and curriculum.
Participates in external accreditation and external program review processes, submissions, and follow-up actions.
Participates in national meetings related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and specifically nursing education.
Demonstrates effective professional interpersonal communication and upholds the CON’s values.
Executes public relations strategies, liaising with community leaders, legislatures, media, and other external organizations to raise awareness of MSU and CON DEI initiatives.
Collaborates with other MSU programs on DEI initiatives.
Is an active member of the Council of Diversity Deans (CODD), bringing back initiatives and information to the college community.
Contributes to the planning and participates in events that are consistent with DEI initiatives and multicultural activities, such as seminars.
Collaborates with the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations on fundraising efforts to support DEI initiatives.
Research and Education
Consults with researchers to inform grant submissions regarding DEI and achieve diversity in study participation.
Initiates and participates in grant submissions designed to increase the diversity of the faculty, staff and/or thestudent body.
Participates with CON Curriculum Committees on teaching activities and course evaluations on inclusion of DEI content.
Facilitates DEI professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborates with program directors in providing student mentoring in the areas of DEI.
Serves as a consultant to the “Achieving Culturally Competent Education and Student Success!” (ACCESS) Program, working on quality improvement initiatives regarding programming.
Contributes to the promotion of DEI during student orientations, pinning and other engagements.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Nursing or related field
A doctoral degree in nursing or related health field.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communications skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Required Application Materials
Interested individuals should submit an application and upload the following materials with your application:
Statement of interest in the position
Statement of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to include examples of how you have advanced DEI in your professional career
The names of three professional references who will not be contacted without specific permission of the applicant
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Application review will begin on April 18, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Review of Applications Begins On
The College of Nursing is committed to the land grant philosophy and our relationship with the community. We are busy working to achieve our strategic priorities in the areas of:
Across all of these priority areas we seek to increase appreciation for diversity and incorporate the value of inclusion into our College.
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