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Vanderbilt University

Location: NashvilleTN 37235 Document ID: AA486-61TZ Posted on: 2016-12-0612/06/2016 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time


Vanderbilt University welcomes applications and nominations for the newly created position of Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (VP-EDI).  Vanderbilt seeks a successful leader who will help advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in the trans-institutional research and educational missions of the university.  The VP-EDI will support the numerous efforts in the Provost’s office and across Academic Affairs to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty and academic staff. It is critical that this person have an integrated and innovative vision that encourages shared responsibility and instills accountability, across Vanderbilt’s ten schools and colleges, for advancing institutional goals and for nurturing an existing culture committed to discovery, learning and service that rest on the core values of open inquiry, equality, compassion, and inclusive excellence. The VP-EDI will accelerate and expand equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, programs, and initiatives affecting faculty, students, and academic staff, in and out of the classroom, that educate and graduate astute global citizens.

The search committee seeks action-oriented candidates with a track record of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and with the skills needed to ensure success—communication, team building, and problem solving—to build effective partnerships across a variety of constituencies. The candidate should be able to develop a lasting model of diversity and inclusion that can accommodate changing realities. The ideal candidate also will have an understanding and appreciation of excellent in teaching and research and the value of interdisciplinary discovery and learning.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the successful candidate will: lead the development and implementation of a vision for equity, diversity, and inclusion across academic affairs; collaborate with university’s leadership to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion goals and priorities across the university, especially those that directly affect academic, faculty and student affairs; partner to support existing and new equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives for students and faculty; champion faculty development and advancement; and prioritize working closely with students across the campus.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to help with this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be submitted to Isaacson, Miller as indicated below.

Monroe “Bud” Moseley or Keight Kennedy

Isaacson, Miller



Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. 



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