Johns Hopkins University seeks a collaborative, strategic and results-oriented leader to serve as Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (VP/CDO). Considered the nation's first research university, Johns Hopkins is a destination for excellent, ambitious scholars and a world leader in teaching and research, dedicated to academic excellence, independence of thought, and equality of opportunity. Johns Hopkins enrolls more than 21,000 students full-time and part-time students in nine academic divisions on four campuses - two in Baltimore; one in Washington, D.C; one in Montgomery County, Maryland; and facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington region as well as in China (Nanjing) and Italy (Bologna). Johns Hopkins ranks number one in federally-funded research and development and conducts research, educational, or related activities in more than 150 countries around the world. The University's strategic plan, the "Ten by Twenty," affirms the University's commitment to a set of strategic priorities - collaborating across disciplines as One University; supporting individual excellence of faculty, students, and staff; enriching connections to local, national, and international communities; and building a stronger university. As part of this effort, Johns Hopkins released the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion in 2016 laying out the university's commitments to achieving progress and fostering steady, tangible and demonstrable change.
Johns Hopkins has created the new position of VP/CDO to provide vision and intellectual leadership and to lead, coordinate, and facilitate the university's efforts in diversity and inclusion. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/CDO will co-chair the Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council (DLC). The VP/CDO will work in partnership with the deans and other campus leaders to position diversity as one of the university's key competitive advantages, to center diversity work in the mission of the university, and to capitalize on the varied ways diversity and inclusion can be embedded in the university's curriculum, infrastructure, policies, and programs. The VP/CDO will have primary responsibility for ensuring that the university meets its commitments in the Roadmap and for engaging with faculty, staff, and students from across the institution to advance the diversity agenda outlined therein. The VP/CDO serves on the Provost's Leadership group and works closely with senior administrators, including the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, and operational colleagues, to advance a proactive agenda and respond to emerging issues around diversity and inclusion within and across the schools. The VP/CDO will partner with the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine to develop and coordinate diversity efforts between the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine. S/he will have primary responsibility for ensuring that the university meets its commitments in the Roadmap and for engaging with faculty, staff, and students from across the institution to advance the diversity agenda outlined therein. The VP/CDO will serve and partner with each of these constituencies to set priorities and short-term objectives while tracking progress towards long-term goals.