[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, The City University of New York (CUNY)

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 16:45:29 MDT 2018

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

The City University of New York (CUNY)  - New York, NY



The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York (CCNY)
located in the heart of Harlem, is the only medical school in the City
University of New York system. Building upon more than 40 years of the
success as the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, we offer a BS/MD
degree and a Physician Assistant Master's Degree. True to its legacy of
access, opportunity and community transformation, the newly-accredited
CSOM's mission remains to recruit highly talented students as diverse as the
city itself. CSOM places a special emphasis on recruitment of those who are
underrepresented in the field of medicine, and on training high quality,
culturally competent clinicians equipped meet the healthcare needs of New
York's medically under-served communities. As a major priority, CSOM seeks
to enhance the recruitment and retention of senior leadership, faculty and
staff to more closely reflect the diversity of our student body.

CSOM is looking for an inspiring, creative and experienced leader to serve
in the newly created position of Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
(ADDI). The Assistant Dean will serve as the School's chief equity,
diversity and inclusion officer, focused on inclusive excellence amongst all
students, faculty and staff. The ADDI will provide leadership, vision and
integrity to the overall diversity and inclusion efforts of the CSOM, and
will lead the effort in developing and implementing programs, policies and
initiatives that align with and advance the School's mission and goals
related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The ADDI will cultivate and
communicate a common vision aimed at supporting, strengthening and expanding
the core mission of the School and creating a welcoming and supportive
environment for all the members of the CSOM community.

Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will
serve on the School's senior leadership team, and will:

.        Lead and inspire the School's Inclusive Excellence Council (IEC).

.        Execute and advance, with the IEC and other colleagues, a strategic
diversity plan to enhance the recruitment, retention and advancement of
students, faculty, staff and senior administrators from populations
historically underrepresented in medicine.

.        Utilizing best practices, provide guidance and serve as a resource
to administrators, department chairs and search committees on the
implementation of effective strategies and initiatives to increase the
diversity of faculty and senior leadership to more closely reflect our
student body.

.        Partner with the IEC, faculty, staff, students and affinity groups
to cultivate a learning and workplace climate that embraces and sustains
diversity and inclusion.

.        Develop, cultivate and provide visionary leadership for strategic
initiatives and activities to advance the recommendations of the School's
2018 External Panel Reviewer Report with regard to diversity, equity and

.        Provide expertise for the effective integration of culturally
competent learning objectives and content where relevant throughout the
pre-clinical and clinical years curricula, and for the implementation of
para-curricular initiatives are culturally responsive and celebrate

.        In collaboration with the Department of Medical Education, develop
and co-sponsor faculty development experiences focused on: maintaining a
supportive learning environment for our diverse student body; building the
capacity of culturally competent teachers; and teaching and learning
(instruction and pedagogy) on issues of identity, privilege, race,
gender/gender identity, implicit bias, cultural competence, health equity,
social justice, and related topics.

.        Identify, develop and implement assessment methodologies to
evaluate the outcomes of strategic goals, objectives, program policies and
special initiatives in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. Develop
and refine strategic action plans informed by these assessments.

.        Identify and pursue extramural funding and scholarship
opportunities related to diversity initiatives and medical education; engage
in scholarly work in the area of diversity, medical education and/or related

.        In collaboration with the Department of Medical Education, identify
best practices and strategies to support student success, with special focus
on students from populations historically underrepresented in medicine.

.        Serve as an advocate, mentor, resource and support to students,
faculty and staff from underrepresented populations.

.        Collaborate with the College's Office of Diversity and Compliance
and relevant school and university entities in responding to incidents and
challenges related to bias, discrimination and harassment, and in
identifying appropriate interventions and follow-up. Identify and provide
appropriate and culturally and structurally sensitive support to CSOM
students or employees experiencing bias and discrimination.

.        Ensure CSOM'S compliance with the accreditation standards of the
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and with
relevant state and federal laws, and university policies as they relate to
diversity and inclusion.

.        Represent the senior leadership on departmental, college-wide and
university committees.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive
positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related


.        Preferred candidates will have a doctorate degree (MD degree
preferred) and a record of academic achievement in the individual's
discipline meriting appointment as an Associate or Full Professor; and
successful experience promoting a mission of diversity and inclusion in
other academic institutions, preferably in a medical school, of which no
less than five years' experience is in a senior-level capacity.

.        Proven record of success in leading institution-wide diversity and
inclusion initiatives, including strategies and activities to recruit and
retain a diverse complement of students, administrators and faculty.

.        Proven ability to engage and collaborate effectively with diverse
students, faculty and leadership to bring about transformational change.
Demonstrated experience in fostering positive intergroup and interpersonal
relationships and community building.

.        Knowledge of best practices, innovations, emerging trends and
leading issues in higher education and in the national discussion of
diversity, equity and inclusion.

.        Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, and demonstrate
a high level of personal integrity.

.        Experience working with underrepresented students and faculty in
health-related or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
fields highly desirable.


Assistant Dean


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting
health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We
offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and
savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid
time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and
athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a
lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the


Visit www.cuny.edu

.        Click the link "employment"

.        Click the link "browse job openings"

.        Search for this vacancy using the Job ID 19241

.        Select "Apply Now"

.        Log in or create a new user account

.        Apply for the position

Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter


Open until filled, with resume review to begin on September 4, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to
apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected
groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the
basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or
gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion


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