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Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Office of the Provost
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA12-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: .5

Application Review Begins

June 17, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload the following with your online application:

• A cover letter that includes your experience with developing programs to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• CV
• Names and contact information for three professional references. We will not contact references until the finalist stage.

Department Summary

Office of the Provost (OtP) upholds, provides leadership on, and carries out the academic mission of the University. In service to this mission, OtP promotes and sustains the highest standards in teaching, research, and service; fosters and advocates for faculty; promotes a respectful work environment, equity and inclusion, and a family-friendly workplace; supports and coordinates matters that pertain to faculty and academics, including hiring, retention, promotion, and tenure processes; and advances university outreach to the community, academic extension, and internationalization.

Position Summary

The Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will be an integral member of the Academic Affairs team. The AVP will be responsible for advancing diversity and inclusion efforts and programs across the Academic Affairs portfolio. This work will include collaborations with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and other associate vice provosts on equity-related issues across the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs portfolio including: hiring and retention of tenure-track faculty from historically underrepresented groups; active recruitment practices in faculty hiring; equitable personnel policies and practices, including assignment of service and faculty reviews; development, implementation and assessment of inclusive pedagogies across teaching modalities; assessment of equitable student outcomes; and faculty development and leadership professional development and training. The Associate Vice Provost will work closely with the Executive Vice Provost to launch and maintain a STEM diverse faculty hiring and retention initiative.

The AVP will serve as the primary liaison and convener of the Active Recruitment Team, coordinate relevant trainings for faculty and tenure-track faculty search committees, and partner with Human Resources, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, and other stakeholders to advance campus-wide best practices in hiring and retention of faculty from diverse backgrounds. In addition, the individual will serve as the Office of the Provost’s representative for diversity-related committees and develop initiatives to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in faculty-related matters.

The Associate Vice Provost reports to the Executive Vice Provost. As a member of the Academic Affairs team, the Associate Vice Provost may be asked to represent the provost’s office on work groups, committees, etc., and may be asked to take on unique projects and administrative assignments (e.g., policy development and implementation) on behalf of the Office of the Provost. 

This position is open to UO tenured faculty. 

Minimum Requirements

• Terminal degree.
• Tenured faculty member.
• Experience in higher education administration.
• Experience in program development to address disparities among faculty in higher education.

Professional Competencies

• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Understanding of UO and its organizational structures, policies and procedures.
• Awareness of emerging issues in higher education.
• External funding experience

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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