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SC Department of Public Safety Associate Dean for DEI in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina seeks candidates for the role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The person in this position will be charged with taking action to deepen and advance meaningful changes within the College of Arts and Sciences that will directly address the needs of faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-homophobia, anti-gender identity bias, anti-ableism, and anti-religious discrimination, as well as promoting equity for all racialized and minoritized groups. Additionally, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will promote, expand, and enhance the diversity within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college at UofSC, with the explicit goal of creating an environment of inclusion, dialogue, challenge, and growth. As a dynamic leader, the successful candidate will also be expected to develop policy, strategies, and initiatives to encourage community engagement within and beyond the College with our broader off campus communities. The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will continue the important work that has already begun at the University to name and acknowledge the legacies of systemic racism and other biases on and off campus, and to build on initiatives to increase the university’s recruitment and retention of faculty, students, and staff from underrepresented groups. This person will report directly to the Dean of the College as an essential senior member of the Dean’s leadership team. The successful candidate will also work with a network of diversity officers, including our new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to develop frameworks that promote equitable, transparent, accountable, and positive growth for the larger UofSC community. Applicants should have credentials suitable for appointment as a Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2022. However, it is possible to start on August 16, 2021 if desired by the successful candidate. Key Responsibilities: * Direct strategic planning and communication around issues related to optimizing institutional culture, welcoming culture, inclusivity, equity, and diversity. * Serve as a member of the College Academic Leadership Team and in other key leadership groups at the College and University to inspire, mentor and educate various stakeholders about diversity and inclusion issues, as well as provide input and leadership for decisions, strategic planning, and goal and policy setting that are necessary to improve academic excellence and operational efficiency, with a focus on enhancing diversity and inclusion. * Build a diverse educational environment that is culturally competent and responsive through measures such as direct educational efforts, curricular representation, and a focus on compositional diversity, climate, curriculum, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). * As part of the Senior Staff, review strategic hiring plans submitted to the College, as well as proposals for university-wide hiring and other such initiatives. * Implement programmatic policy and guidance for continuous improvement of the culture of the College of Arts and Sciences to promote humanistic values of understanding, empathy, perspective-taking, professionalism, ethics, and inclusivity, while also providing the opportunities and tools for the necessary and challenging conversations essential to growing as a community. * Maintains ongoing communications with the Vice-President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as represent the College on the Council of Academic Diversity Officers (CADO), which directly reports to the Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Additionally, the Associate Dean is called upon to represent the College at various events and functions throughout the year and is expected to continue to contribute as an individual faculty member to the teaching and research missions of the College. Minimum and Additional Requirements Required Qualifications: * Demonstrated leadership role in establishing or sustaining programs or other key programs related to diversity and inclusion. * Doctoral level education with faculty experience in higher education; holds rank of tenured associate professor or professor. * Must be committed to working collaboratively with senior administration to build positive vision, direction, and results through strategic initiatives that holistically impact diversity. * Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong management and planning skills; and computer literacy. Competencies for Success: * Acts ethically and with integrity and self-awareness. The candidate adheres to the university’s values (e.g., Carolinian Creed) and interacts with others in a way that engenders confidence in them and in the organization. * Builds partnerships and invests in the development of strategic internal and external partnerships – collaborates to reach productive agreements and foster goodwill. * Has the ability to envision, conceptualize and articulate the diversity mission of the College and University through a broad and inclusive definition of diversity. Salary: $0.00 Annually Location: Richland County, SC Job Type: FTE - Full-Time Job Number: FAC00065PO21 Closing: 6/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Class Code: UD11 Position Number: FAC00065PO21 Normal Work Schedule: Other Pay Band: Unclassified Opening Date: 05/12/2021 EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Agency Specific Application Procedures: Your application must be submitted online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/. Google Chrome must be used as the preferred internet browser to enter the applicant portal. QuickLink (Place in Browser): https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/97684 Department Name: University of South Carolina Office of Talent Acquisition Address: Division of Human Resources, Columbia, SC 29208 Phone: 803-777-3821 To Apply: Your application must be submitted online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/.Follow the directions and enter Posting Number FAC00065PO21 to apply for this position. Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions. Agency: State of South Carolina University of South Carolina Address: Division of Human Resources Columbia, South Carolina, 29208 Phone: 803-777-3821