Juniata College (Juniata.edu) is pleased to welcome applications for the role of Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Dean of EDI). Reporting to the President and sitting on the Senior Leadership Team (Cabinet), the Dean of EDI serves as the senior diversity officer for the College, with the responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for furthering diversity, equity and inclusion. Equity-minded culture is one of three explicit commitments in the newly approved institutional strategic plan empowering the Dean to lead and coordinate efforts to create an equitable, inclusive and welcoming learning environment. The Dean will supervise a professional and student staff to lead this work.
Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to engage, sustain, and leverage an interconnected learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and a sense of belonging is explicit. Juniata’s strategic mission promotes diversity in every expression, and amplifies the College’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We aim to evolve into a more global, equitable and ethical community, where all Juniatians live a life of inclusive belonging needed for becoming leaders who value and embrace human interconnectedness and dignity. Juniata invites and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. AA/EOE
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with 5-8 years of experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion (advanced degree preferred); well-organized and self-directed individual who exhibits a high level of integrity that inspires trust and confidence; and knowledge of current equity and diversity trends/issues with a clear understanding of the importance of an inclusive and diverse environment in a comprehensive higher education or similar setting.
Founded in 1876, Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from more than 35 U.S. states and 30 to 40 nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and South America. Juniata’s exceptionally strong programs in the sciences and education; innovative business and international studies offerings; signature programs in peace studies, museum studies, and integrated media arts; and experience-driven humanities offerings pair with the Juniata College Curriculum’s focus on local and global engagement to create an invigorating campus environment.
Juniata is among the nation’s top private colleges due to its educational quality, commitment to access, and distinctive environment. Its spirit is shown in memorable traditions including Mountain Day, Storming of the Arch, Lobsterfest, and Liberal Arts Symposium.
For nearly five decades, Juniata has empowered students to design their educational experience. Students use the College’s signature Program of Emphasis (POE) system to work with two faculty advisers to shape their education. Because the POE is more flexible than a major, Juniata students pursue varied interests and discover tale...nts in a system that rewards their initiative. About one third of Juniata students author a totally customized, individualized POE. Well over half of all students shape designated (pre-designed) POEs to meet their goals.
Because its students favor forging their own way, Juniata is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s influential book, Colleges That Change Lives. Juniata students transcend what they think is possible, choosing the College for the strong community of people who partner with them in pursuing academic achievement, professional preparation, and personal growth.
Juniata earns accolades annually from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, Money magazine, and U.S. News & World Report, which places Juniata on its list of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges. Juniata earned a 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for comprehensive internationalization on campus; Juniata enrolls a very high percentage of international students, of whom two-thirds are four-year degree-seeking students. The College recently earned recognition for its academic offerings, its successes related to diversity and inclusion, and its programs to prevent interpersonal violence.
Juniata College takes an intentional approach to ensuring access and degree attainment, guaranteeing students graduation in four years or fewer, both to maximize career momentum and to minimize costs. The Juniata College Curriculum is rooted in interdisciplinarity and engagement, reflecting the pragmatic ethos of Juniata and matching it with contemporary student learning needs.
Located in the rugged mountains of central Pennsylvania in a spot seemingly reserved for the purpose of fostering exploration, Juniata’s 110-acre main campus is enhanced by the nearby 315-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel and the 400-acre Sparks Farm. In addition, a 365-acre environmental studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the most distinctive opportunities in environmental science in the nation.
On campus, a broad, open quadrangle—the hub of student activity—is surrounded by core facilities, including the LEED-Gold certified Founders Hall, home to the humanities and College administration; the 88,000 square-foot von Liebig Center for Science; the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center, home to several championship athletic teams; the all-new 42,000 square-foot Kepple Hall, home to integrated media and studio arts; the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts and its innovative Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, a black box space utilized by the College’s groundbreaking theatre program; and the Beeghly Library, an intellectual heart of the campus soon to be renovated to reflect the College’s contemporary student learning strategies.
Juniata is located in the county seat of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, along the Juniata River in the heart of south-central Pennsylvania, in a town where both the writing tablet and reflective road paint were invented. Now home to a growing community of artists, small-business entrepreneurs, the Allegrippis Trails (recognized as one of the best mountain biking trail complexes in the world), Raystown Lake, and the sprawling Rothrock Forest, Huntingdon’s small-town charm is connected to the larger central Pennsylvania region. Huntingdon is a half-hour drive from State College, where the state flagship university is located, and halfway between I-80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Amtrak services Huntingdon with direct routes to Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City.