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Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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The William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College welcomes qualified applicants for an Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to serve as a key advisor and partner to the Dean of the School of Nursing and be part of the school's senior leadership team.

Candidates should be qualified applicants for a tenurable Associate Professor or Professor academic position at Boston College. Candidates must have a research-based terminal degree in nursing or a related field, and an active program of research/scholarship is strongly desired with a focus on nursing, health disparities, health equity or other related research.

This is a high-level academic appointment within the Connell School of Nursing. The successful applicant will have a record of producing and disseminating research papers and scholarly work, excellence in teaching, and demonstrated colleagueship needed in the academic community. The CSON values faculty who can join our mission to prepare nurses and scholars whose practice and scholarship reflect a humanistic ethic and is scientifically based, technically competent, and highly compassionate. We seek an individual who is a life-long learner who will use knowledge in service to others.

Specific considerations

This is a 12-month position that includes a 9-month academic appointment. The Associate Dean oversees the Assistant Dean for Student Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,and Assistant Director of Student Services in the Connell School.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting an environment of inclusion through the development, delivery, and evaluation of training programs, events, and activities for CSON's faculty, students, and staff, with particular efforts assisting with the matriculation and success of the school's diverse student body
  • Developing and recommending policies, processes, and initiatives which lead to a diverse and representative faculty, staff and student population
  • Providing leadership and vision for the diversity and inclusion efforts of the School through councils and initiatives
  • Taking leadership and accountability for the School's strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing and enhancing relationships between CSON and nursing employers to promote experiential learning opportunities
  • Ensuring that DEI programs are developed in a timely manner, administered conscientiously, and evaluated regularly for their effectiveness
  • Serving as a centralized resource and as an advocate for student, faculty, and staff equity and inclusion within the organization
  • Evaluating and assessing institutional data relevant to diversity and the success of DEI initiatives
  • Sharing expertise and representing CSON DEI efforts externally through publications, conference presentations, and speaking engagements
  • Consulting with faculty leaders on curriculum development, revision, and delivery on diversity, inclusive teaching, and learning across all programs
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders in programming, evaluation, and the identification of best practices to insure that nursing students make the most of their academic, co-curricular and career objectives
  • Teach academic courses as discussed with the Department Chair


Candidates must have a research-based terminal degree in nursing or a related field, and an active program of research/scholarship is strongly desired.

Application Instructions:

Documents required: Cover letter and CV.

In your cover letter, please describe your rationale for applying to, interest in, and match for this position. Your CV should include your experience in teaching, area of clinical practice, and community or professional service. Please also address previous efforts and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional activities. These efforts may include, but are not limited to, the development of effective outreach programs or the design of innovative pedagogical concepts that promote the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

Lisa Wood, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor and Search Committee Chair


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