The Library hopes anyone interested in this role will consider joining a webinar on March 4, 12 – 1 p.m., to learn more and ask questions. Anonymous participation is welcomed. Learn more and sign up now.
The UVA Library is hiring an Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility. Reporting to the University Librarian and Dean, and as a member of the Library’s Senior Leadership Team, the Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility will be the University Library’s leader in this area and will work to advance the Library’s mission as well as the University’s 2030 goals for Inclusive Excellence.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a broad vision for the role of anti-racism and anti-discrimination of all forms in the future of research libraries and in the communities where the Library operates. We are looking for someone with a strong track record in managing change and building and supporting initiatives that promote inclusion, equity, diversity & accessibility. Additionally, we’re looking for a sophisticated understanding of anti-racism, intersectionality, and social justice, and how these concepts can be turned into action and accountability to create spaces where all individuals are welcomed and belong.
With strong support of the Library’s Senior Leadership Team, the Associate Dean will help synthesize, integrate, and further catalyze the Library’s inclusion, equity, diversity, and accessibility efforts across all aspects of the Library’s mission. This individual will join an active community of diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders across the University who work collaboratively and in partnership with UVA’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships.
If you are interested in this role, please consider joining a webinar on March 4 from 12 – 1 p.m., where University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, John Unsworth, and the search chair Elyse Girard, Executive Director of Communications and User Experience, will talk about this position, the Library’s DEI goals, and what qualities we’re looking for in this candidate. Also hear from AJ Davidson, Senior Search Consultant, who will talk about the search application process. You can attend anonymously, ask questions, and learn more.