Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
UIC is the largest university in Chicago, with over 30,000 students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), over 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges, and a major academic medical center (UI Health), which typically has the largest student enrollment in the country. UIC’s student body is considered one of the most diverse in the United States. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, and is funded by the US Department of Education. Furthermore, UIC is one of the few US universities with the full range of health sciences colleges, which includes the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health.
College of Nursing (CON)
The College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the premier nursing schools in the nation, with graduate programs ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report and a research enterprise ranked in the top 10 for NIH funding among nursing schools. Our mission is to transform health, healthcare and policy through knowledge generation and translation, and also through education of future nurse leaders from diverse backgrounds. Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at our six Illinois campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Quad Cities, Springfield and Urbana. The Urban Health Program of the College of Nursing is a program that seeks to expand educational and research opportunities for groups who are underrepresented in nursing, specifically African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans, at all academic levels (including pre-college) in order to develop underrepresented minority healthcare professionals, faculty and researchers with the goals of eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity.
The Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing, as the Diversity Officer for the College, is responsible for the development and implementation of the diversity strategic plan, which is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, inclusive, and pluralistic faculty, staff, and student body committed to research, teaching and practice in a global multicultural environment. The Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion works with the Assistant Director of the Urban Health Program and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to execute its mission.

Drawing from the University’s Mosaic for Transformation (, we define diversity as the totality of the ways that people are similar and different, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity, sexual ori¬entation and identity, disability, national origin and citizenship status, age, language, culture, religion, and economic status. We acknowledge that not all forms of difference have the same valence and that the mere occurrence of diversity in a population does not achieve justice and equity. Therefore, UIC must seek to rectify institutional and individual forms of bias, overt and more subtly embedded, that are based on similarities or differences among people.

• Serves as the College’s Diversity Officer, representing the College at the University and System level.

• Serves as Director of the Urban Health Program, overseeing the execution of the mission and supervising the Assistant Director.

• Leads the development of and support the implementation of the College’s Diversity Strategic Plan aimed at creating a diverse and welcoming setting in which to learn, work, and collaborate.

• Participates in designing and developing college initiatives to become more diverse and inclusive in the workforce, learning environments, programs, services and partnerships.

• Guides and collaborates with senior leadership regarding diversity policies and inclusive excellence initiatives; formulate, monitor and update explicit diversity standards on the strategic vision, mission, and direction of the College of Nursing in keeping with emerging national standards.

• Working with the Associate Dean for Practice and community partnerships, serves as the liaison between the college, campus and local communities on issues of equity and inclusion; enhances the college presence as a community partner committed to diversity and inclusion at the state and local level.

• In collaboration with Department Heads and Campus Directors, provides vision, leadership and planning for the college’s commitment to diversity by developing collaborative and shared decision-making strategies for the recruitment, retention and promotion of under-represented minority faculty and staff.

• Serves as a resource to the Curriculum Committee on diversity, inclusion, and equity in the educational and cocurricular programs within the college units and departments.

• Works with the College Diversity Committee to develop, review, and execute the Diversity Strategic Plan.

• Provides technical knowledge of diversity and inclusive excellence theory, research methodology, and assessment and evaluation.

Doctoral degree (i.e., PhD, PsyD, EdD, DNP, PharmD, MD, JD, etc) with eligibility for faculty rank* in any track at the Associate Professor rank, Full Professor desired; proven Equity and Inclusion expertise as demonstrated by leadership role and/or scholarly work.

*Rank and track commensurate with education and experience, and upon approval of appropriate College / University committees.

Application Process:
For fullest consideration, please submit the following required documents by end of business July 31, 2019:
Required Documents Include:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Three References (on UIC application form)
• Statement of Scholarship
• Statement of Teaching and/or Mentorship
• Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, or service)

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 113621

Contact Information
Nita LeCrone
University of Illinois at Chicago
845 S Damen
Chicago, 60612