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Assistant Dean for Diversity and Equity in the Arts
Pace University


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an Assistant Dean for Diversity and Equity in the Arts with a commitment to Pace’s motto of Opportunitas and a passion for promoting diversity and equity in education and the arts. This is a grant-supported one-year appointment funded by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, with the possibility of renewal. The Assistant Dean for Diversity and Equity in the Arts will have varied responsibilities, including administrative oversight of a new BA in Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media Arts, an interdisciplinary major scheduled to launch in January 2021; supervision of the Pace Storytelling for Equity and Inclusion Fellowship program, as well as of its Program Coordinator; fundraising for diversity in the arts at Pace in collaboration with Pace’s president; supervision of new diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts grant opportunities that arise; and other such activities. The position may include some teaching.

Position Duties

The new Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media program is dedicated to training a new generation of writers that embraces diversity and intersectionality through a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree program. With a commitment to social justice and the call for more inclusive and representative content creation, the Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media program will actively recruit diverse writers of all backgrounds committed to expanding our collective cultural narrative. Students in the program will be exposed to a wide array of narrative platforms including theater, film, television, gaming and animation. Students will also study the history of under-represented groups and racial diversity in the United States, and the pursuit of equity and diversity in the entertainment industry.

The Pace Storytelling for Equity and Inclusion Fellowship, funded by the Mellon Foundation and launched in Spring 2020, offers students from historically underrepresented communities pre-professional experiences as a pathway to meaningful careers through internship, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Through the program, students gain the experience needed to become leaders and change agents for diversity and equity in the entertainment industry.

Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher degree in the liberal arts; 5+ years of administrative experience in arts organizations or in higher education (including fundraising) in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 5+ years of experience as a professional writer in theater and/or film and media, with an interest in social justice. Pace is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to address their experiences in these areas.

About the Institution

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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Benefits Offered

Date posted:

August 3

Expire date

September 3

Contact email:

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