The University of Oregon is seeking nominations and applications for the director of the Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC). The University of Oregon is a public research institution with membership in the AAU. It serves 25, 000 students and has almost 2, 000 tenure- and non-tenure- related faculty. Our faculty members teach and conduct research in seven schools and colleges with many of our academic programs ranked among the best in the nation and the world. The University of Oregon currently has over $110 million in research awards each year.
The Center on Diversity and Community is a campus-wide unit focused on building the capacity of individuals and units to advance the goals of equity and inclusion. It is one of five units in the Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI). CoDaC focuses primarily on faculty, with a secondary focus on graduate students and staff. Its history is deeply rooted in the universitys effort to provide leadership to faculty around issues of diversity and to increase the capacity of the campus community to engage more effectively both internally and with the rich array of community partners in the Willamette Valley and beyond.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader who is or has been a tenured faculty member. While the position is administrative with no explicit faculty-related role in teaching or research, the successful candidate must have a track record of success in publishing, teaching and successful engagement with diverse community groups. S/he will report directly to the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, serve as a member of DEIs Leadership Team and as a member of Academic Affairs Diversity Planning Team.
The Director is expected to build on the work of previous directors in establishing CoDaC as a national model for faculty excellence and community engagement. In that regard, the director is expected to provide opportunities for growth and renewal for all faculty in all areas and stages of their professional lives. Under the directors guidance, the Center will provide the following resources: professional development in research, scholarship, creative activity and engagement; career planning and retention; intellectual engagement on campus and with community partners; training in skills and tools in the areas of equity, inclusion and diversity; partnership with our campus teaching center to provide support for pedagogy and scholarship on teaching. The director will partner with Academic Affairs, Human Resources, the Graduate School and other units in the Division of Equity and Inclusion to provide professional development resources for department heads and deans around active recruitment, inclusive leadership, retention and best practices in faculty development.
* Champion the equity, inclusion and diversity mission: Advocate for institutional support and faculty, staff and graduate student engagement around issues of equity, inclusion and diversity in teaching, research, engagement and citizenship. Disseminate throughout campus promising scholarship and practice regarding faculty, graduate student and staff development as it relates to issues of equity, inclusion and diversity.
* Serve as a resource: Organize existing services and resources for faculty development; provide guidance and information to faculty related to reappointment, tenure, promotion, post-tenure, and annual review processes; design and oversee maintenance of an office and web site that contains accurate, updated, and timely information about faculty development activities and resources; consult with instructors about course and instructional design.
* Promote CoDaC: Act as an advocate for professional development and engagement, articulating its importance to the success of our campus; assist in procurement of internal and external funding to support CoDaCs work; collaborate with the Centers staff and its Advisory Committee to develop and enact the Centers mission; connect UO with regional, national and international organizations and initiatives on teaching and learning and faculty development.
* Coordinate CoDaC activities: CoDaC conducts its programming and activities through five working groups: The Faculty of Color Consortium provides support for recruitment, retention, professional development, career planning, advancement and mentoring of faculty who have been historically underrepresented in the academy at the University of Oregon. The Disability Studies Circle serves to conduct research on and promote best practices in the area of Disability Studies. The Employee Resource Group (ERG) network is a group of staff who join together to develop themselves, our students and the work of the university. The Faculty Fellows Program provides junior faculty and faculty new to the University of Oregon with opportunities to contribute, develop and engage through panels, writing circles and orientation sessions. The Leadership Circle coaches and mentors department heads, deans and other academic leaders on campus.
* Develop mentoring and outreach: Facilitate the mentoring program for junior faculty and seed mentoring programs throughout the schools and colleges. Engage, connect and partner with community colleagues around mutual areas of academic interest and social justice.
* Collaborate with various campus-wide stakeholders: Work with campus as well as community partners to establish short-and long-term goals for expanding the role and functions in the current work of CoDaC; work with DEIs Assistant Vice President (AVP for planning and assessment to design and implement assessment plans.
* Oversee and develop Center staff: Provide direct supervision, onboarding, training and leadership to professional staff within the Center.
**Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities**
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