Director of Diversity and Faculty Development
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Director of Diversity and Faculty DevelopmentSearch #67580
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Diversity and Faculty Development. This position is located on the Statesboro campus but will serve all three campuses.
Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campusesthe Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as work citizens.
Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
Position Description. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Diversity and Faculty Development is an administrative position with the option of faculty rank.
Responsibilities include the following:
* responsible for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture, and cultivate diversity and inclusion across three campuses;
* collaborates with deans, campus leaders, students, and other key stakeholders to identify institutional priorities and short-term objectives that align with the University's strategic goals and enhance the institution's reputation;
* provides subject-matter expertise related to emerging diversity and inclusion issues throughout the University and local communities;
* develops a cohesive narrative of what inclusive excellence and diversity mean at Georgia Southern and works with other leaders to communicate this vision consistently within the University and beyond that supports a safe, welcoming, and inclusive institutional climate;
* designs and coordinates programs on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice that engage the institutional community and incorporates with learning in both the formal and informal educational environment;
* conducts periodic environmental assessments and establishes and leverages key metrics to demonstrate both quantitative and qualitative progress toward a climate of inclusion; and
* provides evidence-based insight to support diversity and inclusion.
The position is a fiscal year (12 month) appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
* Earned master's degree (and/or higher) in a related discipline, such as: multicultural education, higher education, human services, women's studies, ethnic studies, disability studies.
* Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in initiating, managing, and supporting programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* Ability to develop a clear vision and strategy consistent with the University's mission and best practices.
* Ability to research, develop, and deliver diversity related training programs.
* Demonstrated leadership skills that result in the production of high-quality services and exceptional standards.
* Strategic thinking and transformational leadership with the capability of contributing at the senior administrative level and leading other leaders.
* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills that reflect effective listening and authentic engagement with individuals at all levels.
* Strong collaboration skills with the ability to build community.
* Ability to facilitate and sustain a culture of trust and confidence.
* Knowledge of contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity, including the current scholarship and pedagogical approaches that inform and address these issues.
* Understand of laws, regulations, and policies related to equity and diversity in higher education.
* Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
* Earned terminal degree in a related field strongly preferred.
* Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education at a comprehensive institution.
Screening of applications begins July 10, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is negotiable. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Diana Cone, Search Chair, Search #67580
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: ****
More information about the institution is available through ****or http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.
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