We are searching for a visionary leader to enhance equity and engagement in the College of Engineering (COE) at Iowa State University. â¯Â The College of Engineeringâ¯is recognizedâ¯as an international leader in engineering education and research. To help grow and expand success, the college is â¯inviting applications for a newly created positionâ¯ofâ¯Associate Dean for Equity and Engagement.â¯This position reflects the collegeâs commitment toward achieving its strategic objective of fostering an inclusive culture for our college community through effective programming, engagement and accountability.â¯Â
Thisâ¯positionâ¯will report to theâ¯College of Engineering Dean,â¯serve onâ¯the collegeâ¯leadership teamâ¯andâ¯beâ¯responsible for:â¯theâ¯vision, leadership and oversight ofâ¯theâ¯diversity, equityâ¯and inclusion initiatives and programsâ¯at all levels;â¯andâ¯shared leadership and oversight of recruitmentâ¯and retention strategies and activities. This full-time, 9 or 12-month position will be appointed for 5 years and can be renewed at the discretion of the Dean.Â
â¯A critical focus of this positionâ¯isâ¯ensuring access, support and equity for populations with marginalized identities: ethnicity and race (African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American, Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native and/or Multiracial), women, veterans and military-affiliated personnel, first-generation, international, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
While this position is new with ample room for growth and opportunities, it will also leverage a strong commitment to equity at the college and university. The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member within an engineering academic department at Iowa State and opportunities may also exist for research and teaching.â¯The new Associate Dean will alsoâ¯strategicallyâ¯manage staff,â¯Â budget â¯and information resources.
Ph.D. orâ¯equivalent terminal degree in a STEM orâ¯STEMâ¯education disciplineâ¯commensurate for faculty rank in the College of Engineering.â¯
5 or more years of experience working within a higher educationâ¯environment.â¯â¯Â
Recognized professional standing in diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced by a sustained record of accomplishment.â¯Â
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills â¯with â¯demonstrated success in creating a collegial academic community that celebrates multiple viewpoints.â¯Â
Demonstrated knowledge of trends, issues, current research and effective practices in broadening participation, including current efforts in a variety of STEM disciplines to strengthen and transform the higher education environment.â¯Â
Demonstrated commitment to supporting the success of marginalized groups in engineering.â¯Â
Demonstratedâ¯ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
Demonstratedâ¯ability to manage human, financial, and information resourcesâ¯strategically.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
August 15, 2026
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
The search committee will start reviewing candidatesÂ FebruaryÂ 1, 2021.Â However, the committee will continue to review candidates until the position is filled.Â Â The following items are required to apply for this position:â¯Â
Letter of application/coverÂ letterâ¯(maximum two pages)Â
Resume/curriculum vitaeâ¯Â with minimum of 3 professional references including name, contact information, nature of relationship and number of years knownâ¯Â on the last page
Separateâ¯detailedâ¯statements on each of the followingâ¯(maximumâ¯of one page each):â¯Â
1)Â Statement on leadership experience.â¯Â
2)Â Statement on diversity, equity and inclusionâ¯â include your previous diversity, equity and inclusion experience, accomplishments and vision.â¯â¯Â
3)Â Statement onâ¯recruitment,Â outreachâ¯and retentionâ include your previous experience with recruiting/outreach with prospective college students.
Applications that do not include the above 5 documents (letter, resume/CV with references and 3 separate statements) will not be considered.
For more information contact:â¯Â If you have questions regarding this application process, please emailÂ [email protected]Â or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.