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Assistant Vice Provost, Faculty Engagement
North Carolina State University in the Raleigh, North Carolina
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Date Posted 07/27/2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Department: 383101 - Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity Administration

Location: Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

NC State University's Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusive Faculty Engagement. This position will report to the Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Planning, who reports to the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity.

The Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice unit within OIED provides leadership in the university's efforts to coordinate, implement, and facilitate educational programs that promote cultural competence and foster an understanding of and appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the university community. Activities include identifying, developing and providing diversity, equity and inclusion training, programs and consultation for the recruitment, retention, and success of faculty; building an inclusive diverse culture and environment at NC State, and reviewing and recommending changes to university policies, procedures and regulations to promote diversity and enhance inclusion.

The Assistant Vice Provost will develop, deliver, lead, and otherwise engage with campus wide efforts and initiatives to both increase the diversity of faculty as well as strengthen equity and inclusion knowledge and skills for all faculty members and academic department members. Incorporating research-based approaches and evidence-based practices, the Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusive Faculty Engagement will partner with departments, colleges, campus leaders and university committees to advance the university's commitment to all aspects of diversity and inclusion that are essential to academic excellence.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and execute initiatives and programs that increase and support faculty recruitment, hiring, retention and success across all disciplines, particularly in departments with the least diverse representation in alignment with campus climate data and the outcomes associated in the university strategic plan and the unit strategic plan.

  • Collaborate and partner with faculty members, college diversity directors, department heads, college/division assistant deans for personnel/talent, and University HR, and the Office of Faculty Development to advance faculty (across all ranks) diversity and inclusion.

  • Identify opportunities for outreach to national organizations, peer institutions and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty.

  • Create and partner with existing pipeline activities that include efforts to engage with various campus entities to increase opportunities to reach diverse audiences.

  • Work collaboratively with the Associate Vice Provost to plan, promote, recruit, and execute the Building Future Faculty Program on behalf of the Provost.

  • Provide leadership for education to build cultural competence for faculty to be successful in working with NC State students at the undergraduate and graduate level and within their departments.

  • Support programs and initiatives related to the promotion of faculty diversity and inclusion and facilitate initiatives designed to enhance the campus climate for faculty of all backgrounds and experiences.

  • Assist in the evaluation and assessment of policies, procedures, and practices that enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at NC State.

  • Work closely with other units at NC State deeply involved with the engagement of faculty, including but not limited to the Office for Faculty Development, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, DELTA, Human Resources, the Graduate School, Faculty Senate, and Unit Equity Directors on the development of faculty cultural competence and cultural intelligence.

  • Coordinate opportunities for faculty engagement that develop scholarship and/or research initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Create opportunities for marginalized and underrepresented faculty, visiting faculty, scholars and graduate and professional students to present their academic research.

  • Serve as a liaison to affinity groups and committees.

  • Assist in the development, coordination, implementation and facilitation of a comprehensive array of diversity educational programs to serve the faculty and university administrators.

  • Prepare reports and reviews of programs, projects and other activities related to faculty diversity as requested.

  • Remain current of best practices for faculty diversity and creating responsive faculty diversity resources.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Requires a relevant post-Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of three (3) years or greater of related professional experience, or a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of five (5) years or greater of relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree.

Required Qualifications:

All applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment toward supporting and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion of faculty from differing backgrounds.

Experience introducing emerging practices to move the university forward in creating a welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment for all faculty and within academic departments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D/Ed.D. or other terminal degree plus five or more years of administrative experience and a successful work history of providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of programs, efforts and initiatives supporting marginalized populations in a higher education setting and transforming academic cultures to be more inclusive and equitable.

  • A successful work history of leadership in promoting diversity and engaging in activities that support equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect in the academic environment and engaging diverse populations around the concepts of cultural humility and cultural competency within higher education.

  • Strategic development and implementation of practice, advocacy and mentoring initiatives to transform and support a vibrant campus life, positive and respectful culture, and inclusive curriculum at NC State University.

  • Evidence of a track record for developing and implementing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty.

  • Experience mentoring underrepresented and female faculty.

  • Ability to multitask and successfully complete assignments while managing competing and emerging deadlines.

  • Expertise in current community, equity, inclusive excellence, and diversity concepts and issues.

  • Demonstrated experience to research, identify, and implement best practices of diversity and inclusion in a higher education environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially within a dynamic team and within a university community.

  • Advanced skills in facilitating inclusive dialogues that enable positive growth, the capacity to translate strategic goals and set a course for implementation, and experience in institutional change management.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and the ability to contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.


Required license or certification:


Position Number: 00001622

AA/EEO Statement:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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