Assistant/Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Nursing
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve in the inaugural position of Associate/Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing. This new role is derived from, and built upon, a history of ethics and inclusion in nursing, coupled with the passion of new leadership, Dean Laurie Badzek, who seeks to further University and nursing led diversity initiatives within the College. The Associate/Assistant Dean will serve as the College’s chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, focused on inclusive excellence amongst all students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and the broader nursing community. This new role will provide leadership in five key areas: institutional strategic planning; diversity programming and education; student support; recruitment of students and employees; and community partnerships. This position will collaborate with various units across the college to ensure that effective outreach and educational activities meet the needs of current and prospective students, faculty, and community partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing collaborative diversity program and outreach initiatives, coordinating with peer colleges and Universities to implement existing initiatives, developing partnerships with minority-serving institutions, secondary schools, and federal and state programs to enhance the recruitment of a diverse student and employee population, providing support for services designed to increase the retention of diverse students, and identifying and securing grants and other sources of direct and indirect support to assist with the implementation of diversity initiatives throughout the College. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity; will serve on the Administrative Council on Multicultural Affairs; and is expected to contribute fully to University-wide programs that promote diversity and inclusion at Penn State. The candidate should have knowledge and appreciation of the Code of Ethics for Nurses, diversity issues in health care, and a sincere commitment to social justice and equality. The Penn State College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. We offer four undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degree programs. The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest public research and land grant universities in the country, serving over 83,000 students at 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The College of Nursing resides primarily at the University Park Campus where approximately 42,000 students are enrolled. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. The rank of this position will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate. Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in nursing or a related field of study. Candidates with a nursing degree must be eligible for a Pennsylvania nursing license. Demonstrated experience in building and advancing institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, students, and staff. Skill in working collaboratively with others and in developing professional alliances. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver verbal presentations, prepare written reports and professional communications. High level of self-motivation, competence and accountability in providing service to others. Ability to support the College`s broad range of activities, which includes attending after hours and/or weekend events.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088