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Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • Position Number: 1346605
  • Location: New Brunswick, NJ
  • Position Type: Vice President


Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RU-NB), the flagship, land-grant, comprehensive public research university of the state of New Jersey is launching a national search to hire a Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. Rutgers prepares studentsto understand cultures, languages, regions, and economic influences beyond their own in New Jersey and around the world.

Chartered in 1766 as Queen's College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States, a land-grant university, and a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten® Conference, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 faculty and staff learn, work and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers includes Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark, and Rutgers University-Camden. Rutgers comprises 33 schools and colleges and is home to more than 300 research centers and institutes. The University is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.

The Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (VCDICE) has responsibility for advancing diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention, curriculum, research, and community engagement efforts across RU-NB; and will expand and strengthen our partnerships with the external community to support our institutional goals of inclusion and equity in those relationships.

The VCDICE reports to the Chancellor through the Provost – Chief Academic Officer and acts as the lead advisor in all matters of diversity and inclusion. Primary responsibilities include guiding efforts to nurture and cultivate diversity and inclusion as institutional values and educational resources. The VCDICE guides, advises, sets accountability, and generates reports on the achievement of institutional goals for diversity and inclusion at the school and institute level. The VCDICE will be a member of the leadership team of RU-NB and will lead the development and implementation of a RU-NB diversity strategic plan in alignment with the broader campus strategic plan. This role will be supported administratively by the RU-NB Chancellor's Office. Both proven senior administrative and academic leaders with an impeccable record of achievements in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement are encouraged to apply. Preferably, the outstanding leader filling this position will possess the scholarly and academic credentials to concurrently hold a tenured faculty appointment in one of the constituent schools at RU-NB with responsibility for scholarship, teaching and service.

Doctoral Degree/highest terminal degree appropriate for field required. Academic qualifications for an appointment as a tenured Professor. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible executive level experience. Track record of accomplishment in leading institutional initiatives, building programs, and promoting diversity and inclusion in a complex organizational setting. Thorough knowledge of research and best practices around campus diversity and inclusion, its benefits, and the conditions that must be in place to achieve those benefits. Demonstrated skills in collecting and using data to assess initiatives and increase shared accountability. Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies and the ability to engage and build relationships with constituencies and underrepresented communities. A distinguished record of academic and/or administrative leadership, scholarly accomplishments, excellent interpersonal skills, an understanding of the organization of an academic institution, and an understanding of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment is required, with a preference for experience in a unionized environment.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Rutgers University in this confidential search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications should be received prior to January 11, 2019. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Applicants should submit a Resume/CV, a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, and the names of three professional references with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers and email addresses. Submission of materials as a PDF attachment is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Partner
Marion Frenche, Team Leader and Managing Consultant
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice Leader
Angela Romeo, Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

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