Summary of Duties: The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) at Washington State University is a next generation, community based medical school designed to train students to be physician leaders, who innovate, adapt and discover in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The School seeks an Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion to join the school in its mission of preparing insightful and compassionate physicians who will lead and advance the delivery of care.
The Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (ADDI) will play a key role in leading the effort to identify and recruit individuals consistent with ESFCOM's diversity and inclusion mission. The individual will be responsible for developing policies, processes and programs which lead to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
The ADDI will promote an environment of inclusion through the development, delivery and evaluation of diversity and inclusion training programs, events and activities for ESFCOM's faculty, students and staff.
The ADDI will provide leadership and vision for the diversity and inclusion efforts of the School. S/he will foster a culture of inclusion through a commitment to institutional fairness and equality, and through intentional celebration of the strengths and assets of a multicultural community.
Reporting Structure: The ADDI reports to the Dean of the College of Medicine for purposes of leading the overall diversity and inclusion policies, recruitment and retention programs and cultivating an environment of inclusion at the college, and to the Vice Dean of Academic and Community Partnerships for campus and pipeline work.
Required Qualifications: PhD, EdD or MD or equivalent.
At least 5 years experience in leadership positions.
Experience and/or training in the development of diverse student bodies and/or institutional workforces.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Skill in operationalizing complex initiatives requiring human, financial and material resources
Skill in managing multiple projects
Skill in interviewing prospective employment candidates
Demonstrated creative problem solver, with ability to innovate and build consensus around proposed solutions
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to advocate for change
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.