Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Boston University in Massachusetts

Date Posted December 8, 2016
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Boston University seeks a creative, knowledgeable, strategic and collaborative leader for the newly-created position of Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. As a member of the University’s senior leadership team reporting directly to the Provost, the Associate Provost will build on the momentum of a broad-based community process to provide vision, leadership, strategic planning, and management for diversity and inclusion initiatives across the university. The Associate Provost will initially devote particular attention to improving diversity and enhancing inclusion among Boston University faculty.

Boston University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston (the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus). Chartered in 1869, our founders opened the doors of the university to students without regard to race, religion or gender, and today BU is the fourth largest private university in the United States. The campus community – through its faculty, students, and staff – has developed strong cultural affinity networks through associations, committees, and student organizations; vigorous study abroad opportunities; an emerging component in the new undergraduate general education program that explores diversity, civic engagement, and global citizenship; and, an expanded, more visible cultural center (the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground). The creation of the position of Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion enjoys wide support from the University community as an essential element in our pursuit of inclusive excellence. 

The new Associate Provost will be a champion for the importance of diversity, broadly defined, in the fabric of an outstanding research university. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record in managing change and in developing and supporting initiatives that promote and advance diversity, equity, access and inclusion. The Associate Provost will serve as a catalyst and resource for implementing best practices and will enhance the strength of Boston University. The Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion reports to the University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and serves as a member of Provost’s Cabinet as well as the University Council. 

To request the complete position description or to make a nomination please contact:

Julie Sandell, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Boston University
One Silber Way, 8thFloor
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

After reviewing the position description, applicants should submit a letter addressing their interests and qualifications as well as a current curriculum vitae. Candidates will be asked to provide references after preliminary review and screening; references will be contacted only with the expressed consent of the candidate. While nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials before February 1, 2017 to assure optimal consideration.

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse University community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that diversity is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach and we strongly encourage nominations, applications, and expressions of interest from all qualified individuals who share our goals. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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