Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Search: Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Director, Office for Diversity in Graduate Education

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For more information about the search process, please contact:

Michael Goh
Search Committee Chair


Etty DeVeaux
Chief of Staff/Assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School


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Position Description

The Graduate School invites nominations and applications from University of Minnesota faculty for the position of associate dean for graduate education and director of the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE). This is a senior-level position reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School. This position is a 12‐month, 50%‐time, annually renewable senior academic administrative appointment, with expectation of a three-year tenure. It is held concurrently with a University tenured associate or full professor position. Start date is negotiable between January 2017 and the end of spring semester; terms and conditions are negotiable depending upon prior commitments and responsibilities of the selected candidate.

The associate dean and director will work closely with the vice provost and dean of graduate education and collaborate broadly with faculty and collegiate leaders to advance excellence in graduate education as central to the University’s mission, support student success, and promote and cultivate diversity and inclusion in graduate education as an institutional value and educational priority across the University system. The associate dean and director will oversee some functions in Graduate Student Services, assist strategic planning, provide vision and leadership around diversity issues, and expand and manage initiatives and collaborations to enhance recruitment, professional development, and overall success of underrepresented graduate students.

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Application & Nomination Process

Individuals wishing to nominate tenured professors for this position should submit a letter of nomination and a brief statement of the nominee’s qualifications for the position to: gradsrch@umn.edu.

To apply, please send a letter of application expressing interest in the position and addressing how your record meets the stated qualifications, your curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to gradsrch@umn.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and accepted until the position is filled. All nominations and applications will be held confidential and will not be made public without permission of applicants.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

Search Committee

Michael Goh, Chair

Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity

Director, Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA), Office for Equity and Diversity (OED)

Professor, Comparative and International Development Education, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD)

Ana Paula Ferreira

Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts

Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Snider Desir

Graduate student, Integrative Biology/Physiology

President Black Graduate Student Association 

Bobwealth Omontese

Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

Vice President, Post-doctoral Association

Vicki Field

Associate to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

Marlene Zuk

Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Biological Sciences

Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences

Staff to the Committee

Etty DeVeaux

Chief of Staff/Assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School