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Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SADDEI) will have the primary responsibility of supporting and advancing a College of Medicine (CoM)-wide culture of diversity, equity, inclusion. This new position will lead the CoM community in the design and implementation of an equity plan and framework that will guide campus-wide decisions, practices, and policies. Collaborating with students, faculty, staff and senior leadership, the SADDEI will purposefully design and implement recruitment, development, and retention strategies and culturally-relevant pedagogies, practices and programs that result in an effective and welcoming environment with equitable success throughout. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will serve as a member of the Dean’s cabinet. S/he will oversee the CoM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Reports will include Assistant and Associate Deans for DEI in CoM offices such as Graduate Education and Medical Education. 

This is a part-time (.5 fte) position open to UC faculty, staff and affiliates. 

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement a DEI strategic plan that will include short and long term measurable goals, objectives and strategies for CoM-wide diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with the college’s missions, values and strategic directions.  
  • Lead and manage the CoM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a place to consolidate, support, communicate, and guide the college’s DEI framework and efforts.
  • Provide guidance and support to individuals, departments, and programs in identifying policies, practices and other factors that result in inequitable outcomes and explore and implement evidence-based practices and interventions which lead to equitable outcomes. 
  • Work closely with CoM task forces, department leaders, student organizations, affinity groups and other stakeholders across the college to promote positive change.  
  • Develop and promote educational training programs across the CoM to raise awareness and drive change. Implement comprehensive training designed to identify and address microaggressions, resilience and unconscious bias. 
  • Partner with CoM offices to promote and enhance the diversity of our undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff.
  • Develop and implement a communication plan to ensure that DEI values, strategies and initiatives are visible across the college and align with its mission, vision, and values.
  • Create and monitor a framework for tracking, reporting, and communicating around DEI metrics and progress.
  • Develop and maintain relationships internally to support recruitment, retention and professional development of a diverse workforce.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with UC’s Office of Gender, Equity, and Inclusion, UC Health, Children’s Hospital Medical Center and other local and regional affiliates to promote transformation and excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, leveraging our relationship with UCH to further promote DEI issues across our entire health care enterprise while creating more efficient communication and training efforts.
  • Promote and communicate current trends in diversity, equity, and inclusion; utilize current trends to inform excellence in program and policy development.
  • Play a leadership role in obtaining external funding to support diversity and inclusion initiatives. 
  • Produce an annual report on equity, campus climate and progress toward equity-related goals. 

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (Master’s, PhD, EdD or MD) and experience in working in the area of inclusive excellence.  

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Prior experience in developing and implementing DEI initiatives and leadership experience in a complex academic medical center is desirable. 
  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding of aspects of diversity issues, including recruitment and retention strategies, cultural competency in the curriculum, and the impact of diversity on education.

Leadership Skills & Competencies

  • Leadership- develops trust, credibility and support of the department chairs, faculty, staff and students. The capacity to work effectively with leadership university wide to leverage DEI efforts.
  • Communication- excellent oral and written communication skills that allow for effective expression when presenting to individuals or groups.
  • Emotional Intelligence- perceives the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization.
  • Collaboration – identifies important connections between different groups and opportunities for successful partnerships. The SADDEI must have the ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies and build consensus to develop and cultivate a collaborative vision for diversity.
  • Initiative – leads the design, implementation and assessment of key milestones over time.

Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; work effectively with faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 74682 


Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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