St Edwards University
  • ACAD - Academic Affairs
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Associate Vice President for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Associate Vice President for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an integral part of the diversity, equity, and inclusion team that leads St. Edward's University's commitment and strategy to be a diverse, anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive university. S/he/they are responsible for setting and implementing an overarching vision of faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for St. Edward's University 'both at the programmatic and administrative levels that works to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promotes inclusion and anti-racist practices that will be evidenced through our structures, customs, leadership, and teaching. This position requires an inspiring, collaborative, courageous, innovative, and visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills.

Essential Responsibilities Include: 

The AVP for Faculty Diversity Equity and Inclusion (AVP FDEI) serves as an advocate for faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion in the overall academic program, partnering with the Provost in supporting individual faculty members and academic schools. The AVP advances principles of DEI in three significant domains: (1) recruitment and retention of diverse faculty; (2) ongoing professional development promoting inclusive teaching and anti-racist, culturally responsive pedagogies; and (3) consultations and referrals for situations involving microaggressions, implicit bias, discriminatory practices, etc.

The AVP for FDEI helps facilitate faculty search processes, assists with faculty workshops on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion and works to develop insights into demographic data across academic schools. The AVP for FDEI will also co-lead the implementation of university initiatives on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that pertain to Academic Affairs in coordination with Student Affairs (the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion) and Human Resources (the AVP for Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion). The AVP for FDEI is an active listener and will also serve as an active member on the Faculty Committee for Diversity and Inclusion; the President's Advisory Council for a Respectful, Inclusive Community; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Integration Team (DEIIT); and the Bias Incident Response Team (on incidents pertaining to faculty).

The AVP for FDEI will also help faculty navigate concerns around the profession, climate, and community-related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The AVP for DEI will also serve as a resource to advance the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics into the curriculum and into pedagogical approaches to the curriculum.

The AVP for the FDEI position is an administrative faculty position that reports directly to the provost pertaining to the duties in this job description.

For consideration, A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required. Strong knowledge of and experience with current and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly as related to faculty, is required. The rank of Associate Professor or higher preferred. Preference will be given to individuals with previous academic administrative experience and who are multilingual.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration, please submit the following application materials:

  1. A current resume or CV;
  2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
  3. The contact information for at least three professional references


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.



Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas.  St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities.  The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.  An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;




We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Reference #:J202056


Available: Until filled

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