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Associate Dean-Management

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Ced Office Of The Dean 40001067
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assoc Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community

Position Summary

The Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships provides leadership and oversight in the development, implementation, and maintenance of programs, policies, and practices that promote improvements in the matters of equity and inclusion in the College among students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, the Associate Dean coordinates College initiatives aimed at creating and sustaining equitable relationships with and within PreK-12 schools, community organizations, and corporations.

As a member of the Dean’s leadership team, this position will:


        • Work with students, faculty, staff, and college administrators to foster a culture that is equitable, inclusive, caring, open, and safe for all.
        • Collaborate with departments and committees across the college and with the College’s Faculty Equity and Inclusion Committee (FEIC) to develop and include diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the college’s strategic plan.
        • Work in concert with college offices engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives specifically, in support of our undergraduate and graduate student populations.
        • Engage in coordinated leadership to develop and implement activities, initiatives and programs that bring cultural awareness and educate on diversity that strengthens the inclusion of faculty, staff, and students and creates a sense of belonging.
        • Conduct periodic systematic assessment of climate in the college.
        • Collaborate with the college’s Support Staff Advisory Group, and any future staff working group or committee tasked with equity and inclusion issues.
        • Oversee efforts to achieve Web Accessibility.
        • Work with the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and other relevant university entities to advance equity, inclusion, and justice across the entire college mission.
        • Facilitate recruitment initiatives activities/events aimed at increasing diversity in the College (i.e., College Tours, Advance-to-Adventure, and Precollege Summer Programs).
        • Coordinate professional education on culturally responsive leadership and instructional practices opportunities for partner PreK-12 schools, community organizations, and corporations.
        • Facilitate connections between college faculty and staff expertise and PreK-12 educational leaders, staff, and teachers throughout Michigan across contexts (e.g., urban and rural).
        • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Education.


The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College and works closely with the Dean’s leadership team. The Associate Dean position will be an annual administrative appointment up to 75% in the Dean’s Office and the remaining time for a 1 FTE will be in the faculty member’s academic home department. The initial appointment will be for five years.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Kinesiology or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Tenured Associated or full professor at Michigan State University
  • Record of successful leadership
  • Experience working and collaborating with faculty in a range of departments and units
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with others

Desired Qualifications

  • Record of successful leadership on issues of equity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of university units and efforts with primary focus on advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a current curriculum vitae, a statement of interest to include a description of past activities or accomplishments relevant to the position, and the names of three references. The search committee is committed to respecting confidentiality and references will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.

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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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