The Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion (VCDI) has responsibility for advancing diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention, education, and research efforts across Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). The VCDI reports to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Chief Academic Officer and acts as the lead advisor in all matters of diversity and inclusion. Primary responsibilities include guiding efforts to nurture and cultivate diversity and inclusion as institutional values and educational resources. The VCDI guides, advises, sets accountability, and generates reports on the achievement of institutional goals for diversity and inclusion at the school and institute level. In the capacity as Vice Chancellor s/he will be a member of the leadership team of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) with input into the strategic planning process. This administrative role will be supported administratively by the RBHS Office of Faculty Affairs. The administrative position as Vice Chancellor will be part time and the incumbent will serve concurrently as a member of the faculty in good standing of one of the constituent schools of RBHS with responsibility for scholarship, research, teaching, and patient care as appropriate.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctoral Degree/highest terminal degree appropriate for field. Academic qualifications for an appointment as a Professor. At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive level experience. Track record of accomplishment in leading institutional initiatives, building programs, and promoting diversity and inclusion in a complex organizational setting. Thorough knowledge of research and best practices around campus diversity and inclusion, its benefits, and the conditions that must be in place to achieve those benefits. Demonstrated skills in collecting and using data to assess initiatives and increase shared accountability. Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies and the ability to engage and build relationships with constituencies and underrepresented communities. A distinguished record of academic and/or clinical leadership, scholarly accomplishments, excellent interpersonal skills, an understanding of the organization of an academic health center, an understanding of research, and an understanding of and commitment to interdisciplinary biomedical research and health professions education. Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment is required, with a preference for experience in a unionized environment.
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