Associate Dean for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Engineering

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

JOB NO:241076-LI

POSITION SUMMARY: Our goal in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to become and be recognized as a national leader in fostering inclusion, equity and diversity, and to inspire change across the nation.

To achieve this goal, the College of Engineering seeks a dynamic professional to serve in the role of Associate Dean for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, to lead the creation of a new College of Engineering office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Engineering and to help realize the vision of an environment that enables all faculty, staff, students, and guests to learn, innovate, create, and achieve their potential.

As a member of the College of Engineering leadership team, the successful candidate will report to the Dean, and will create strategy and lead a team that advances the institutional vision and mission for inclusion, equity and diversity among the undergraduate and graduate student groups, faculty and staff.

The successful candidate will demonstrate cultural awareness and agility, exercise emotional intelligence, build trust and credibility, collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, and provide leadership. The successful candidate will also possess demonstrated maturity, leadership, scholarship and drive to advance the mission within a complex organization. The candidate will have experience and demonstrated success at creating an overarching strategic inclusion, equity, and diversity plan, one that includes recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff, and students of all statuses. The successful candidate will have the ability to collect and use data to assess the effectiveness of initiatives; outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and program development skills; in-depth, contemporary knowledge of the culture of higher education and the issues of access, inclusion, diversity, equity, and multiculturalism in a higher education setting; and the respect for and understanding of shared governance.

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Master’s or PhD degree in engineering, higher education, business, organizational development, or related field preferred.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of leadership in inclusion, equity, and diversity programming.
– Successful experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating institutional inclusion, equity, and diversity programs to enhance organizational climate within an academic setting.
– Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations and diverse constituencies to forge practical solutions to complex problems.
– Awareness of current national trends in the area of diversity and multicultural issues.
– Commitment to creating structures that promote exceptional educational opportunity for all students.
– Experience managing relations with internal and external communities.
– Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational, fiscal management, and supervisory skills.
– Report and grant writing experience preferred.Master’s or PhD degree in engineering, higher education, business, organizational development, or related field preferred.
WORK TYPE: Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

SALARY: Minimum $120,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Jim Norfleet, Practice Leader and Senior Consultant, at [email protected].

A resume or CV with a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements outlined in the position specification may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

CONTACT: Nicole Mootz
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

ADVERTISED:21 SEP 2021 Central Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:19 OCT 2021 Central Daylight Time

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