Asst Provost & AVP for Faculty Diversity & Recruitment 4186BR Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment Diversity and Inclusion
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Department/College Description Works with deans, academic faculty senate and other groups to encourage collaborative and cross-institutional faculty orientation, mentoring and development programs as requested. Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP)
Offers a three and a half day, all-expense paid, professional career development and talent acquisition program that may serve as a bridge into the professoriate for historically underrepresented faculty of color (AALANA) and women.
Informs a vast number of faculty of color and PhD students of color about the program to enable discovery of the brightest talent while at the same time discovering the unique multicultural experiences of the Rochester community.
Collaborates with deans of the colleges within the university who engage future faculty participants in discussions about their academic work and career interests.
Provides a platform for the faculty to share RIT's teaching and research agenda and to dialogue on current open and anticipated faculty positions.
External relations, partnership development and engagement
Represents the University in discussions of faculty and institutional diversity in the national higher education community; participate in outreach programs to engage diverse local, state, and regional communities and partnerships.
Develops on-going working relationships with outside universities and associations that graduate and support placement of AALANA and women PhD candidates in order to ensure they are presented for review by search committees for current and future openings, with an emphasis on tenure track opportunities.
Brokers credible external education for academic faculty search committees, engages in active recruiting best practices to broaden faculty applicant pools, training, and works to increase retention within underrepresented populations of minorities and women.
Oversees and monitors the NTID Faculty Recruitment position and engages in overall collaboration with the NTID Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Oversees the Request for Proposal process for RIT Future Faculty Fellowship program, which is an extension of the FFCEP initiative, and supports marketing and outreach for applications; supports recommendations for professional development plans.
Supports development and administering of the annual New Faculty Orientation and university wide Mentoring Program and other career development programs.
Provide support to the AALANA Faculty Advisory Council (AFAC), the Faculty Associate for AALANA Faculty and the Faculty Associate for Women Faculty
Researches in the field of best practices and education.
Serves as diversity advocate to tenure and promotion committees.
Apprises of network opportunities for seed and grant monies and other means that can help effect change where needed.
Works with deans and associate deans to ensure that the faculty expectations are clear for the faculty.
Manage partnership with nine colleges and two Centers' College Liaisons who serve as deans' designees in directing department faculty diversity and search committee process:
Serves as diversity advocate by ensuring equity and fairness are demonstrated throughout the search committee process.
Develops a comprehensive set of recruitment documents that include information about RIT and our commitment to diversity and pluralism; provides description of faculty research activities, grant and contract funding received by all faculty.
List opportunities available for departmental peer mentoring and collaborative opportunities, and list articles and information featuring historically underrepresented faculty and their success, serving as a marketing tool for prospects.
Coordinates college efforts regarding AALANA and women outreach activities including the annual FFCEP, Future Faculty Fellows and Operation Outreach.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree in higher education administration, communication, leadership or related field required; doctoral degree preferred.
5-10 years of experience working successfully and increasingly responsible experience at a senior level in higher education.
A distinguished record of experience as a leader, advocate, change agent in academic setting.
Experience in faculty affairs and faculty development.
Working knowledge of AA/EEO -requirements
Demonstrated experience working with multiple internal and external constituencies in setting agendas and implementing alliances.
Extensive travel is required at 40-50%.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with both faculty members and administrators.
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit.
Effective interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, discretion, and tact.
Demonstrated experience building relationships and leading teams.
Knowledge of major academic and diversity issues facing universities, and a strong vision for and commitment to diversity endeavors in a large, private research university.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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