Deputy Chief Diversity Officer
The University of Utah invites applications for two positions in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. While these positions will be in different offices, they will work together closely. The Deputy Chief Diversity Officer will report directly to the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, and will focus on building and fostering cultural practices that improve faculty hiring and retention. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Equity & Diversity will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Faculty, and will focus on practices and policies related to faculty. For both positions, the salary is commensurate with experience, and the start date is July 1, 2020. Both external and internal candidates will be considered. Professors preferred, but advanced Associate Professors will be considered.

Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

The Deputy Chief Diversity Officer (DCDO) will participate in campus-wide efforts to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion. Drawing on evidence- and research-based approaches, they will work closely with departments and colleges on a variety of issues, including but not limited to: culture and climate; mentoring of faculty, post-docs, and graduate students; designing and implementing diversity plans, and benchmarking. They will also work with departments and colleges to foster faculty research and curriculum development on diversity, inclusion, and related issues, including culturally responsive teaching and learning. In addition, the DCDO will work with the AVP for Health Equity & Inclusion to serve as the primary resource for the two campuses on matters related to diversity and inclusion, maintaining a clearinghouse for information on these matters. In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Faculty Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (AVP for Faculty Equity & Diversity), the DCDO will develop and organize a leadership development program.

The DCDO will be a key member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team, and will serve as backup for the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion when they are unavailable. The DCDO will participate in many of the projects and activities overseen by the VP for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which may include but are not limited to: supporting affinity groups, such as the Black Faculty & Staff group and Women of Color Academics; and devising and monitoring of evaluation processes that measure success for diversity and inclusion, including reporting evaluative results regularly to the campus community and using the results for continual improvement. This position will have opportunities to work with relevant administrators not only in the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, but also across the University on OneU projects related to the University’s core value of promoting diversity and equal opportunity. In particular, in addition to collaborating with the AVP for Faculty Equity & Diversity, the DCDO will work often with the Office for Faculty team; the Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion; and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Key characteristics of the DCDO include:
• An academic research record in the applicant’s respective field
• Experience working with students, faculty, and staff in public higher education
• Successful experience with developing diversity, equity and inclusion training programs to raise awareness and develop best practices to cultivate a culture of equity, inclusion, and civility.
• Experience designing and implementing equity and inclusion leadership curriculum
• Ability to work collaboratively and to build consensus with a wide variety of constituents
• Strength in creative problem solving when faced with complex and nuanced situations
• Understanding of a variety of work styles, department dynamics, and academic values
• Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

Minimum Qualifications: Tenured Associate Professor or Professor. Professor preferred. External candidates will be considered for tenure in an appropriate department.

Nominations should include a statement of qualifications and description of nominees’ experience, and should be sent to the Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at Applications should include a CV, statement of interest relating relevant experience, and names of three references who could be contacted by the Search Committee. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. Associate professors should also include a brief research statement, including an approximate timeline and plan for promotion to Professor. For inquiries, please contact: Trina Rich at or via phone at 801.581.6690. Applications can be submitted The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 23, 2020, but the position is open until filled.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Trina Rich
University of Utah, Office for Faculty
201 Presidents Circle Room 308
Salt Lake City, 84112