Dec 02, 2020

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Full-Time Education Human Resources

Job Description


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (Five Unit Level Roles)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites nominations and applications for five Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion positions. As a strategic partner to the deans and senior leadership teams, the Assistant Deans for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (ADeans) will have ten years of experience and contribute to the continued growth and success of each unit and advance them by cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment that encompasses the unique perspectives and experiences of faculty, staff, students and the larger community MIT serves. This is a joint hiring effort with support from the Provost’s office. The ADeans will work collaboratively to support each other and the broader institutional strategy for diversity and inclusion.

The units these roles will support include:

The ADeans will focus on the development of a comprehensive and strategic framework to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within each school; engage in continuous, systematic, and focused recruitment and retention activities to support diverse student, faculty, and staff populations; serve as a key ambassador for their school; and liaise with the Institute Community and Equity Officer. ADeans will hold leading roles on school-based diversity and inclusion councils and will develop and implement a full range of initiatives that support ongoing efforts to ensure organization-wide understanding, adoption, and adherence to diversity, equity, and inclusion while fostering a respectful and caring culture that embraces and enables everyone to learn and work at their best.

The ADeans will serve as thought leaders with in-depth knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion; improve the campus climate; and, intentionally engage faculty, students, and staff in dialogue around critical issues to support the academic, career, and personal development of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

These are rare opportunities for accomplished and collaborative individuals to engage MIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni to build a welcoming and inclusive learning and working culture.

MIT is among the world’s preeminent institutions of higher learning committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge and working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s greatest challenges. The Institute has more than 1,000 faculty members and over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its five schools and one college. Throughout its history, the Institute has attracted remarkably talented and entrepreneurial leaders, faculty, researchers, and students. Its alumni have achieved extraordinary success and made significant contributions to society.

MIT has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting these important searches. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes for this opportunity should be directed in confidence to:

Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner

Alycia Johnson, Senior Associate

Jenna Sattar Kwiatek, Associate

Inquiries and nominations/referrals should be sent to: [email protected]. Interested candidates should apply via the Isaacson, Miller website: and search for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination can be found here.








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