Bucknell University — Vice President for Equity & Inclusive Excellence

Bucknell University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Equity & Inclusive Excellence (VPEIE). Reporting to the President and Provost and serving on the President’s senior leadership team, the inaugural VPEIE will be a strategic, thoughtful, energetic, and collaborative institutional leader charged with creating and executing a unified vision for institutional equity and inclusive excellence at Bucknell.

As the nation’s largest liberal arts university, Bucknell enrolls more than 3,700 undergraduates and 40 master’s students representing most U.S. states and 65 countries. Twenty percent identify as students of color, and 5 percent are international students. The University awards bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 fields, including nine interdisciplinary programs. Approximately 63 percent of Bucknell’s students enroll in the College of Arts & Sciences, 19 percent in the College of Engineering, and 18 percent in the Freeman College of Management. Approximately 400 faculty and 900 staff support the University, and more than 56,000 graduates comprise a dedicated alumni network. The University has an operating budget of $236 million and an endowment fund that surpassed $1 billion in the fiscal year 2021 for the first time. Bucknell’s 450-acre campus is among the most beautiful in the country, and the University offers a competitive benefits package, including tuition remission.

Ideal candidates for the VPEIE position will bring expertise in equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and belonging expertise to Bucknell’s student-centered, residential living and learning campus. The VPEIE will provide leadership and strategic direction for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for Bucknell’s students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with appropriate offices and colleagues across the University. The VPEIE will also collaborate with appropriate offices and colleagues across the University to provide leadership and strategic direction for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for Bucknell’s students, faculty, and staff. The VPEIE will also be a skilled administrator who embraces working in both large, public venues and in more intimate conversational settings to implement strategic initiatives. Overseeing Bucknell’s newly created Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence, the inaugural VPEIE will build upon the work of the previous Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence and will have the exciting opportunity to  design, build, and evaluate strategies and policies to further the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals outlined in the University’s strategic plan. The VPEIE will lead by example in modeling trust, respect, transparency, compassion, and enthusiasm across all constituencies of the University community.

Bucknell is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and promotes all its members’ full participation and inclusion. Grounded in the belief that diversity challenges assumptions, opens minds, and unlocks collective potential to solve any problem, the VPEIE will share the University’s mission to create and sustain a campus community that welcomes, understands, supports, and celebrates diversity of all kinds, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, regional and national origin, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, different learning styles and abilities, and more.

A terminal degree and 8-10 years of experience in a college/university environment are preferred. For consideration, please send all nominations and applications, which should include a résumé /CV and letter of interest, to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Linda Chavers, Ph.D., Managing Associate
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate
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BucknellEIE@StorbeckSearch.com

For more information about Bucknell, please visit the University’s website at bucknell.edu

Bucknell University is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Bucknell University especially welcomes applications from candidates underrepresented in higher education.

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