Niagara University
  • Niagara University, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live. If you'd like to know more, be sure to check out all of the NU Facts.


JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, the Faculty Liaison of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) oversees the coordination and evaluation of DEI pedagogical strategies, including training, education, and assessment across all colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of DEI pedagogical components, assessment of those components in coordination with the General Education Committee of the Academic Senate, and ensuring alignment with the University's strategic goals as well as the recommendations of the Identifying and Dismantling Racial Injustice Task Force. Considerable summer commitments are expected, including weekly meetings.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work with academic programs and human resources to sustain culturally-relevant teaching practices for undergraduate and graduate programs on both the Lewiston and Vaughan campuses.
  • Identify and coordinate assessment outcomes that link to the University's strategic plan, general education curriculum, and by extension, Middle States.
  • Attend the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sector meetings.
  • Meet with deans, directors, and faculty about education and training opportunities within the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sector.
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse campus constituencies and participate in activities that support Niagara University's commitment to inclusive excellence and engagement as it relates to training, education, and assessment across all colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Support efforts to develop policies and procedures to cultivate an inclusive culture.
  • Other duties as assigned.



REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated professional experience in higher education and working with all levels of employees in a complex and dynamic organization.
  • Demonstrated the ability to prepare workshops, design learning outcomes, prepare evaluation reports, and work directly with faculty and administrators.
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience in higher education.
  • Tenured faculty members are preferred; however, a non-tenured faculty member with relevant expertise will be considered.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to manage projects simultaneously to ensure successful delivery to achieve clearly stated goals.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.



QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution required.
  • At least 3 years of experience teaching in higher education.
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