The College of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion represents the broad definition of diversity, which includes identity, perspective, race/ethnicity, socio-economic, religion, geography, international, LGBTQ* status, gender, etc. The Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will provide oversight for all diversity and inclusion activities that support students, residents, fellows, and faculty and staff members of the College of Medicine, which include the Lexington, Bowling Green, Morehead, and Northern Kentucky campuses.
The Associate Dean will create and implement a strategic diversity and inclusion plan for the College of Medicine that is consistent with the University of Kentucky's strategic initiatives related to diversity and inclusivity, and includes plans for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority, disadvantaged, and rural students, and faculty. Through quantitative and qualitative means, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will assess the college climate, both in small and large group settings, and create and implement needed face-to-face and web-based resources that advance signature diversity programs and initiatives that align with the College's broad definition of diversity. The Associate Dean will take the lead role in creating an inclusive academic and patient-centered environment that promotes culturally competent and culturally responsive care. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with the University's Vice President for Institutional Diversity and the Executive Director for Inclusive Health and Campus Partnerships in the development of inter-professional pipeline programs and other activities. In addition to administrative duties, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will participate as a faculty member in an appropriate department with limited roles in teaching, scholarship and/or clinical work, as appropriate.
This position will be primarily administrative in leading the College's diversity and inclusion efforts. Distribution of effort for teaching, research, or clinical service, as well as tenure eligibility and title series, will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Along with application, please include a CV and letter of interest. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants may contact Lisa Tannock at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the ability to be a team-builder and collaborator who brings together multiple stakeholders in order to achieve the College's goals for diversity and inclusion. The candidate will possess knowledge of best practices in increasing diverse representation and building a more inclusive culture and environment. This person will also be able to lead and facilitate conversations around issues and concerns brought forward by students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will also demonstrate acumen needed to accomplish goals in a complex organization. The candidate will have experience in creating a strategy that outlines priorities and initiatives for the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups of all statuses.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
The Associate Dean must possess a doctoral degree in a field appropriate to the College of Medicine.
Required Related Experience:
The Associate Dean must hold rank of Associate Professor or higher (with a history of successful teaching per student evaluations), and be able to demonstrate expertise in the individual's discipline in higher education.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience in higher education administration preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.