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Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Academic Innovation

Lyman Briggs College invites applications, nomination, and expressions of interest for the position of associate dean of inclusive excellence and academic innovation.

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) was founded in 1967 and focuses on the study of the sciences in their societal and global contexts. It is one of three residential, degree-granting colleges at Michigan State University (MSU) that are focused on undergraduate teaching and learning and provide living-learning communities for their students. By majors, LBC is the 8th largest college on campus, with approximately 2,000 students and approximately 65 faculty and professional staff members including a student success and advising team with academic and career advising professionals. Located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan’s capitol in Lansing, MSU’s campus is one of the biggest and greenest in the nation.

The Position

The associate dean of inclusive excellence and academic innovation (associate dean) is an essential role within the college’s leadership team. The associate dean’s portfolio will focus on advancing inclusive excellence across all key functional areas of the college, with particular attention to the core area of teaching and learning. 

Find out more and apply via Spelman and Johnson: https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/associate-dean-of-inclusive-excellence-and-academic-innovation/

Overall College Hiring Objectives

Lyman Briggs College has a goal of promoting an inclusive environment in which outstanding teacher-scholars support the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) in the academy. Therefore, the college seeks to bolster existing strengths and support the launch of exciting new programs and initiatives focused on advancing DEI&B. This agenda is best advanced by a cohort of faculty with varied perspectives and lived experiences in order to challenge biases and conventions in research and academia, promote innovation, and educate future generations. 

To meet this goal, we promote a dynamic research and teaching environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. Therefore, we encourage applications from – and welcome nominations of -- people within LGBTQIA+ communities, people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, and applicants from other minoritized groups.