University of Texas at Austin 

Job Title

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


School of Information


Opening Date: 10/13/2020
Closing Date:  01/13/2021

Job Description

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to start in Fall 2021.

This position is a tenured position with the rank of Associate Professor and will have a reduced teaching load and summer compensation for the administrative role as an assistant dean. We are seeking an established exceptional scholar and administrator with experience to create opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool.

Job Duties

  • Take a leadership role in enhancing the iSchool’s support for diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Work with the iSchool to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, promotion, and admissions processes.
  • Work with faculty to identify opportunities to diversify the curriculum.
  • Monitor and regularly report diversity, equity, and inclusion data for the iSchool.
  • Serve on appropriate school and university committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education institution.
  • Familiar with federal, state and local policies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

Supplementation Information

Candidates must be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Candidates must hold a doctorate degree in a field that is relevant to their area of research and be able to articulate clearly in their application materials how they complement the iSchool’s core areas of focus listed at

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin to review applications and interview candidates on November 12, 2020.

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