Job Announcement: Vice Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development

April 1, 2010

On behalf of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh, members of the search committee invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development at UCLA.

Leading the UCLA Office for Faculty Diversity & Development, the Vice Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development serves as UCLA’s academic affirmative action officer and as the senior academic official responsible for coordinating campus diversity activities to support and sustain a culture of equity and inclusion.  The Office for Faculty Diversity & Development supports programs to enhance diversity in the recruitment and retention of faculty; provides awards and funding to support individual faculty development; publishes monographs and handbooks and manages two websites to support diversity and development efforts; and hosts events including faculty search committee briefings, orientations and forums for department chairs, academic personnel workshops and other faculty development events.

The vice provost provides dynamic and innovative academic leadership in achieving and sustaining faculty diversity as an indispensable element of UCLA’s academic excellence.  As UCLA’s academic affirmative action officer, he/she holds primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal affirmative action, equal opportunity and non-discrimination regulations and for developing and implementing the campus academic affirmative action plan.  In pursuing these responsibilities, he/she collaborates with deans, department chairs and other academic leaders across campus and the University of California system to ensure that UCLA’s faculty employment policies and practices comply with relevant federal, state, and university requirements as a faculty employer.  He/she provides advice and counsel to campus administrators and committees addressing issues of faculty diversity, recruitment, retention, and advancement; gender equity; interpersonal human relations; and climate issues, with the goal of promoting a supportive, fair and open academic environment.

As required under federal affirmative action regulations, the incumbent has the authority, resources, support of and access to campus leadership to ensure effective implementation of the affirmative action program.  Reporting to the executive vice chancellor and provost, he/she advises the executive vice chancellor and provost and the chancellor on a wide range of faculty development and diversity issues, co-chairs the chancellor’s advisory group on diversity, and serves on the chancellor’s executive committee and the council of deans.  He/she also serves on the UCLA Early Care and Education (ECE) board of advisors, and is the designated administrator in the chancellor’s office that interfaces with ECE and academic units with respect to faculty enrollment.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar with administrative leadership experience and a deep commitment to diversity.  Requirements include a record of advancing diversity and faculty development; understanding of affirmative action and equal opportunity regulations; experience developing affirmative action plans and working with gender equity issues; and sensitivity to a wide range of disciplines, interests, and constituencies.  Preference will be given to candidates from UCLA at the rank of full professor.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.  To be ensured full consideration, please forward a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by April 23, 2010 (electronic files preferred).  Address inquiries to Traci Considine, Manager of Executive Searches in the Office of the Chancellor (310-206-8003).

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.