Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives

Position Information

Position Information

Department Provost
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives
Working Title Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA39Ez
Recruit Number Faculty - 7171
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives

The George Mason University Office of the Provost is seeking applications for a Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Position Description and Mission:

As part of a set of institutional commitments to diversity and inclusion, George Mason University has created a new position for a director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives. The director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives will be responsible for creating and coordinating programs across Mason campuses in support of educational development for diversity, inclusion, and equity. The director will provide leadership for Mason, working with our faculty community to support inclusive teaching and learning practices; develop programming focused on equity and diversity; foster an inclusive climate for learning; and ultimately, support student success. The incumbent will be housed in the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning and will work closely with CDE and University Life. This individual will report to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead, in collaboration with academic units and faculty, efforts to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into curricular and co-curricular initiatives;
  • Create, in collaboration with campus stakeholders, programming for individual faculty, departments, and colleges/schools that offers opportunities for sustained dialogue around issues concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Create collaborative and interdisciplinary alliances around existing diversity and inclusion initiatives;
  • Develop and share existing diversity and inclusion resources to improve campus climate;
  • Teach at least one course annually;
  • In collaboration with the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development, recognize faculty excellence in diversity and inclusion; and
  • Other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. is required, and field of study is open;
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, scholarship or service related to diversity and inclusion;
  • Flexible, well-organized, inquisitive, resourceful, detail-oriented, creative and ethical;
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks in order to thrive in our busy, diverse, and collaborative environment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational approaches around the development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated success working with faculty on inclusive teaching and learning approaches;
  • Administrative experience or other examples of effectively coordinating and communicating with faculty, staff, and administrators across the disciplines;
  • Strong leadership, particularly around building collaborative teams, and success working with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated success with project management; and
  • A record of teaching excellence as an instructional faculty member, especially with respect to utilizing inclusive strategies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Track record in grant writing and solicitation of external funding for diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA39Ez at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, current CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, and a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and approach to educational development for diversity and inclusion.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: Review of applications began on November 7, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Posting Date 09/27/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Philosophy of Teaching
  3. CV
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents