Oregon State University — Director of Equity, Access and Inclusion, College of Science

The College of Science at Oregon State University is seeking a Director of Equity, Access and Inclusion. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Please visit job posting at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/111719

The Equity, Access & Inclusion Director (EAI Director) for the College of Science (COS) will be an integral part of the College Leadership Team (CLT) working closely with the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Heads, Marketing Director, Student Services staff, faculty and students to advance the mission of the College. The EAI Director will collaborate with the CLT in developing and implementing the strategic and diversity plans of the College. OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and community. We actively engage in recruiting, retaining and ensuring the success of a diverse student body and workforce including members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. All employees are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. The College of Science has recently launched its Diversity Action Plan (DAP) to guide strategic efforts in making meaningful change in equity, access and inclusion both within the College as well as throughout OSU. Read the DAP at https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan

All COS employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups. For further explanation of OSU’s vision and principles, please see information on the Institutional Diversity page at Oregon State University, specifically the goals captured in OSU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence.

About OSU: The College of Science provides a core instructional role at Oregon State University (OSU), supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. The College of Science is an essential partner for three of the university’s world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences. OSU is also home to large regionally and nationally important vertebrate research collections that include fish, reptiles/amphibians, birds and mammals. OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 57,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 25,700 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, with US students of color, first generation college students, and international students representing 25%, 23%, and 11% of the student population, respectively. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusive excellence, recognizing that success in all our endeavors is dependent on, and directly tied to, equitable access to opportunities and how we value, engage, and include the rich diversity within our community. There is an expectation that employees will support and model these shared fundamental values. OSU’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. This commitment is reflected in OSU’s membership in the University Innovation Alliance, a national network of 11 public universities with a shared mission of increasing graduation rates across the socioeconomic spectrum. In 2017, the Brookings Institution ranked OSU as a national leader in access to higher education, based on a combination of extending social mobility to students from underrepresented backgrounds and university research output. For more information, visit: http://diversity.oregonstate.edu , http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3, www.theuia.org .

Application Procedures: Applications should be submitted though http://jobs.oregonstate.edu (Posting #P05091UF). The application consists of: (i) cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experiences have prepared you for this position, (ii) resume or curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for at least three references, and (iii) supplemental document addressing an example of an initiative you have led or supported to advance equity for students, staff, and/or faculty in STEM disciplines. Please share your role in this initiative, what theoretical orientations guided your work, and the outcomes of the initiative. [No more than 2 pages]. The position closes on January 30, 2022. For questions about the position, please contact Gabs James at gabs.james@oregonstate.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.