Effective January 1, 2020, the Office of the Provost established a .5 FTE, 12-month Faculty Fellow for Equity Issues position on the staff of, and reporting directly to, the Provost. Primary Responsibilities The Faculty Fellow for Equity Issues works in the Office of the Provost to research, evaluate, promote, and advance faculty equity related to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and other historically marginalizing factors. The Faculty Fellow works closely with the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, the Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator, and collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and constituencies throughout the University to fulfill the following responsibilities: 1. To implement the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Gender Equity Task Force contained in its report dated May 12, 2017, and to regularly monitor the Universitys progress toward equity for all faculty at SLU. 2. Serve as an ex officio member and support the work of the Joint Faculty Senate/Provost Gender Equity Committee; support may include (but is not limited to) attending meetings, taking minutes, maintaining databases, etc. 3. To research issues, questions, and concerns related to faculty equity, and to assist in preparing reports on such research, including periodic pay equity studies in conjunction with the Faculty Senate Compensation Committee. 4. Recommend to the Provost, and implement on behalf of the Provost, actions to be taken to support and advance faculty equity in any institutional context, including (but not limited to): ï‚· Campus and departmental climate ï‚· Recruitment and hiring policies and practices ï‚· Retention, Tenure and promotion policies and practices ï‚· Faculty development ï‚· Leadership development for academic administrator/leadership positions ï‚· Pay equity ï‚· Benefits ï‚· Workload distribution ï‚· Allocation of leadership opportunities Qualifications To be considered for the position, potential candidates must evidence each of the following minimum qualifications: ï‚· Terminal degree ï‚· At least five years of faculty service (preferably at SLU) in directly related work to implement equity-advancement initiatives. Such experience could include (but is not limited to) a related administrative appointment; service on a major institutional committee or task force; evidence of a portfolio of related scholarly research; and/or other forms of professional work addressing issues of equity related to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and other historically marginalizing factors. ï‚· Demonstrable success working collaboratively across diverse constituencies. ï‚· Exceptional interpersonal, group development, leadership, and communications skills (to be addressed in reference reviews of position finalists).
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.