Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Emory University, one of the nation's leading research universities, invites applications, nominations, and inquiries for the inaugural position of Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). The CDO will serve as the senior administrator responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion across the campus in addition to leading efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners.

This CDO will join a university community that has a long history and a strong foundation of excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The individual will report to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and serve on the Provost's Leadership Team. This position provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced diversity leader who has a documented history of successfully collaborating across an institution to develop and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. The CDO will work with institutional leadership, academic deans, department heads, and the many individuals and groups who are already involved with diversity and inclusion issues and programs on campus, to facilitate an integrated vision and shared accountability for diversity and cultural competency across Emory.

The ideal candidate will be a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion leader with substantial administrative and program-building experience. Emory seeks candidates whose education, perspectives, and experiences enable them to: promote a culture of equity and inclusion; develop and implement policies in support of equal opportunity and full participation; and support the University’s programs to diversify the faculty, staff, and students. Requirements include demonstrated prior leadership in developing diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs within a complex organization; ability to collaborate with all institutional constituencies to build consensus and provide a vision for strategic initiatives; strong communication and interpersonal skills; proven success in building external relations; and a distinguished record of thought leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion. A master’s degree in a related field is required; a terminal degree is preferred. The leadership profile is available at

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 22, 2019. Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Emory University's executive search consultants Jennifer Bauer and Oliver B. Tomlin, III at

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status.