Wellesley College — Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion

Wellesley College
Search for the Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College, the nation’s premier women’s liberal arts college, seeks an Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion to serve as the College’s chief diversity officer and further strengthen and coordinate the institution’s longstanding commitment to inclusive excellence for all members of its community. This is a tremendous opportunity for a collaborative academic administrator to partner with the leadership of Wellesley College and help advance the College’s critically important work on inclusive excellence.

Wellesley is a college with a storied history. It has played, and continues to play, a decisive role in shaping leadership models for women. Founded in 1870 by Pauline and Henry Durant to “offer to young women opportunities for education equivalent to those usually provided in colleges for young men,” it opened its doors in 1875 and was the first American college to have a president, faculty, and students who were all women. 

The next Associate Provost will join an energized and committed leadership team to advance college-wide initiatives, focusing primarily on faculty and staff, around equity and inclusion. Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, joined the College as its 14th President in July 2016. Under her leadership, the College has further sharpened and animated its commitment to inclusive excellence. The next Associate Provost will report to the Provost and work closely with President Johnson and other senior colleagues to ensure that the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are interwoven in all facets of the College including, but not limited to, faculty and staff hiring and retention; curricular and pedagogical innovation; the development and implementation of policies; and the coordination and assessment of college-wide initiatives focused on inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will have earned a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree.

An eight member search committee, chaired by Andrew Shennan, the Provost and Dean of the College, and composed of faculty and staff, has been assembled to identify the new Associate Provost. Wellesley will be assisted by the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6580. Electronic submission of materials is required and can be directed to the individuals below:

Ponneh Varho or Sabrina Singh at:

Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th St., NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
www.imsearch.com/6580

Wellesley College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution, committed to increasing the diversity of the College community.

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