The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UArizona) invites applicants for the inaugural position of Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) that aligns with the missions of MEZCOPH and UArizona. This is a senior administrative position. The successful candidate should have qualification commensurate with appointment at the level of Full or Associate Professor and demonstrated experience in university leadership and/or administration
MEZCOPH is both accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). It is a rapidly growing and dynamic college whose mission is to promote the health and wellness of individuals and communities in the Southwest and globally, with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research, and service. MEZCOPH supports the UArizona’s strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives (https://diversity.arizona.edu) designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The College ranks among the top ASPPH schools with the proportion of Latinx and Native American Students and is a leader in IDEA efforts (https://publichealth.arizona.edu/diversity-and-inclusion).
The Associate Dean will be responsible for ensuring that MEZCOPH’s IDEA efforts model social justice innovation, eliminate health disparities, and lead locally, nationally, and globally.
The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of MEZCOPH 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 IDEA activities, including the promotion of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment. As a member of the MEZCOPH leadership team, the Associate Dean for IDEA will serve as a liaison to the UArizona Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Health Sciences Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and will represent MEZCOPH at community and professional meetings in Arizona, nationally, and internationally. The Associate Dean will advance the culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to reinforce our long-term goals in all aspects of education, research and service as it relates to students, staff, and faculty.
Applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
Qualification commensurate with appointment at the level of Associate Professor and demonstrated experience in university leadership and/or administration.
PhD or equivalent in Public Health, Higher Education, Organizational Leadership or a related field
A minimum of three years of leadership experience and demonstrated proficiency in preparing, managing, and overseeing equity, diversity, and inclusion planning.
Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse populations/communities representing a range of social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and/or ethnic backgrounds.
Dedication to and understanding of graduate and professional education and the experiences of diverse, and historically marginalized students, staff, and faculty in higher education.
Experience in mentoring minority/under-represented junior faculty and graduate students.
Demonstrated successful history of collaborative leadership skills with proven ability to work effectively across institutional and organizational lines to build consensus and forge strong collaborative relationships with a diverse array of campus constituencies in a complex and higher education environment.
Internal Number: 5023
About The University of Arizona
Established in January 2000 by the Arizona Board of Regents, The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in the 12-state Mountain/Pacific region.
The UA Zuckerman College of Public Health provides both undergraduate and graduate education in population-based health disciplines to prepare students for professional and academic public health careers.