The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applicants for the inaugural position of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) that aligns with the missions of the School of Nursing and UAB. This is a senior administrative position. The successful candidate should be a Full Professor with tenure, possess a PhD in Nursing Science or a closely related field, and have a record of funded research and scholarship in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. The position includes 50% administrative effort and 50% effort in teaching, research, and university/professional service.
The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing and is responsible for working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and the school's communities of interest to develop and implement the strategic direction of the School’s DEI activities which includes promoting a diverse, equitable, inclusive and respectful environment. Consistent with the goals of the School, the Associate Dean will lead the diversity initiatives on student and community initiatives and tripartite missions across the School, with a focus on work with the Offices of Academic Affairs, Student Success and Clinical and Global Partnerships. The Associate Dean will provide leadership in: 1.Leading faculty, staff, and students in the planning, implementation and evaluation of goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion within the school; 2.Facilitating new initiatives and activities that promote DEI within the school; 3.Identifying DEI strategic initiatives and monitoring and measuring the DEI outcomes in the strategic plan; 4.Ensures that faculty and staff searches include diverse search committees and pools of candidates and prepares recruitment and hiring reports to ensure equity and diversity goals are met; 5.Maintaining a continuing dialogue surrounding DEI with nursing student interest and advisory groups; 6.Guiding and supporting student-driven, school-wide and program-specific events related to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; 7.Consulting in grievance proceedings involving DEI-related issues; 8.Partnering with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Deans, and Departments Chairs, and others to track and provide an annual report on priority metrics (i.e., recruitment, hiring and retention) and actions that impact the learning environment.
As a member of the School of Nursing leadership team, the Associate Dean for DEI will serve as a liaison for the school with the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, serve as an Equity Advisor, represent the School’s DEI interests with the other UAB schools, including the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, School of Health Professions, School of Optometry, and School of Public Health, and will represent the School of Nursing at selected community and professional meetings in Alabama, nationally, and internationally.
The Associate Dean will enthusiastically and expertly collaborate to advance the culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion to reinforce our aspirational goals of equity in all aspects of education, scholarship, and healthcare.
The School of Nursing's legacy of leadership is focused on innovative programs of research, education, and clinical practice as evidenced in more than 18,000 alumni serving as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders. The School is ranked in the top 10 percent of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state's oldest and highly recognized Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a BSN to DNP Pathway for Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Practitioners, and a Post-Masters Pathway for NPs, nurse administrators, informaticians, midwives, and clinical nurse specialists; a Master's of Science in Nursing program with more than 15 nurse practitioner specialty and subspecialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks in geriatrics, nursing administration and clinical nurse leader; and an Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance accessible format with on-campus intensives. The UAB School of Nursing is designated a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing and is one of a few in the U.S. Additionally, the School offers the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program and is one of the leading VA Nursing Academic Partnerships in the nation. Based at the state's flagship Academic Health Science Center with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state's only nursing-specific research initiative with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in oncology, international nursing, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others. Faculty in the School hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers. The School of Nursing is home to innovative technology, a state-of-the-art nursing simulation and skills laboratory, and other media networks that provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Nursing Acute, Chronic, & Continuing Care
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Tenured
Candidates for this faculty position should be a Full Professor with tenure, possess a PhD in Nursing Science or a closely related field, and have a record of funded research and scholarship in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Internal Number: 7922
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.