Advertised Summary Job Description: The Assistant Dean for Academic Diversity works to develop and implement policies, initiatives, and activities to enhance the diversity and inclusion efforts of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Columbia's understanding of academic diversity encompasses a wide representation of socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, nationalities, and military service. The successful finalist for this position will partner with multiple constituencies within the School, the University, and beyond to promote the institution as a community for which diversity is an intellectual category and an academic commitment that fosters an environment of inclusion and facilitates access of underrepresented individuals to graduate education. He or she will uphold the superlative standards of admission to graduate study at Columbia, and will work to recruit and retain first-rate students prepared for the highest levels of academic performance; will also assist departments and programs with issues related to advising, academic achievement, degree completion, pedagogical initiatives, academic opportunities, and professional advancement.
Develops and implements a strategic vision for expanding the diversity of the graduate student body, including the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in graduate education in general and in specific fields in particular: includes consideration of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, family history of post-baccalaureate opportunity, disability, and military service.
General Minimum Qualifications: Advanced degree required. At least five years of administrative experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated record of successful diversity programming. Experience must reflect the ability to work collaboratively with students, academic and student life administrators, faculty, alumni, and community members, and to contribute to and function effectively within a diverse graduate school environment. Documented experience working with underrepresented students in higher education required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong collaborative skills for team work and consensus building. Demonstrated leadership ability; strong quantitative analytic and presentation skills required. Ability to work independently on concurrent projects under pressure of multiple deadlines essential.
**NOTE: INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS MUST SUPPLY A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT. FINALISTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.