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Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Position overview

Position title: Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Application Window

Open date: March 2nd, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Oct 24, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and working in partnership with the Director of the Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion (FDI), the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AVC-FEDI), is responsible for providing academic leadership in advancing the University’s goal of achieving and sustaining equity, diversity, and inclusion for faculty and other academic employees through the work of FDI. This includes the pursuit of academic excellence through best practices for fair and inclusive searches; professional development and other activities that enhance academic success and equitable advancement, as well as leadership to improve the climate for all academic employees at UC San Diego.

Incumbent works in collaboration and partnership with Academic Personnel Services (APS), deans, Faculty Equity Advisors, department chairs, search committees, Academic Senate, and campus administrators to enhance and promote an open, equitable, and inclusive academic environment by successfully addressing recruitment, retention and climate issues relevant to academic employees. The incumbent should be familiar with, monitor and assess campus guidelines, policies, procedures, and programs, and have a leadership role in recommending and engendering support for changes that ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion. The incumbent also meets with key constituencies to better understand challenges and opportunities for improving the academic experience, as well as to provide guidance around navigating the institution.

Incumbent collaborates with relevant units, in particular APS, to initiate professional development opportunities, particularly for underrepresented faculty and academic groups, around tenure, leadership, advancement, work-life balance, as needed, to ensure that academic employees have access to the information, resources, and skills to succeed in academia. Incumbent also initiates leadership development opportunities around identifying and interrupting bias and barriers to success, integrating inclusive practices, engaging in healthy conflict resolution, and other areas, as needed, to facilitate a better climate, particularly for underrepresented groups.

Incumbent provides consultation to divisional and departmental leaders in the planning and implementation of divisional and departmental diversity strategic plans that will foster institutional awareness of, and commitment to, academic equity, diversity, and inclusion goals, including gender equity, pay equity, and equal opportunity for all qualified candidates for appointment and promotion.

Incumbent serves on relevant campus committees, work groups, and task forces as needed.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidate must have an Associate or Full Professor appointment or Academic Senate equivalent rank at UC San Diego and be in good standing .

Candidate must have a strong record of prior academic administrative service and leadership experience.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidate must demonstrate an awareness of and a commitment to achieving institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.

Candidate must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, and a proven record of working collaboratively and effectively with campus senior leadership, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community.

Candidate must have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service appropriate for an Associate or Full Professor or Academic Senate equivalent.

Preferred qualifications

Ideal candidates will have experience with academic recruitment practices, policies and procedures at UC San Diego, as well as familiarity with academic review, advancement, and retention.

Ideal candidates will have some understanding of the unique challenges and concerns of underrepresented academic groups, best practices for creating inclusive environments, and best practices for diverse recruitment, retention, and advancement.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, California