The Office for Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation at NYU seeks a successful leader who will help advance inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) in the trans-institutional research and educational missions of the University and build on the numerous efforts across the faculty, the Office of the Provost, and school-based academic affairs units to create a welcoming environment for faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research and academic staff. This inaugural role will accelerate and expand IDBE efforts, mentoring and fellowship programs, research and grant opportunities and initiatives affecting this population, in and out of the classroom, that educate and graduate engaged global citizens.
The incumbent will achieve these objectives as follows:
● Provide the strategic and tactical leadership and help to create vision for the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation that fosters a more inclusive and welcoming environment for faculty, researchers, post-docs and other types of academics through effective and targeted professional development, programming, and engagement. This will include leading the development and implementation of a vision for IDBE across academic affairs areas, collaborating with the school liaisons and Vice Provosts, Dean of the Graduate School and other stakeholders (especially deans) to advance NYU’s mission, IDBE goals and priorities, and championing the advancement of research, pedagogy/teaching, and faculty development, as well as continually reviewing and developing policies, strategies, and organizational structure to align with these goals and priorities.
● Spearhead University initiatives that develop academic talent pipelines and pathways with a focus on program and professional development, mentorship, and inclusion pedagogies for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty at all levels. This will include collaborating with deans and associate deans in the various schools and colleges to expand and deepen discussions about IDBE and related issues in the curriculum, research and pedagogy; serving as strategic thought partner on search committees, systems and processes to expand the pool of diverse faculty candidates; and training, professional development and funding opportunities to support the career development of faculty, including mentoring and networking opportunities.
● Serve as an organizational champion for incubating academic research on IDBE, including influence and leadership for the solicitation and securing of sponsored and corporate funding to further University goals. The Associate Vice President will also work closely with other leaders in the Office for Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation, as well as other key stakeholders and colleagues across the University, in support of University and IBDE advancement goals.
Required Education: Ph.D, or equivalent
Preferred Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in a related academic discipline.
Required Experience: 10+ years experience as an administrator at a higher education institution. Must include related experience working with faculty in a Provost office (or equivalent) providing academic leadership for graduate and undergraduate populations. Must include experience leading programming and development activity for academics.
Preferred Experience: Experience working a in a large, decentralized university.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong and demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the values and principles of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity to further academic goals. Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities. Outstanding written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including the strong ability to influence and negotiate effectively. Demonstrated ability to develop and foster effective relationships at all levels of the organization. Strong analytical, assessment, and planning skills, including dedicated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding people and systems.
Must have ability to travel globally approximately 15-20% of the year.
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