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Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Dean, Director, Executive, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Instructional Design, Office & Administrative Support, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

The Director of Equity, Inclusivity and Innovation will lead initiatives at the Center for Healthy Minds and in collaboration with Healthy Minds Innovation to expand the impact and awareness of the work of the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) through the involvement of more diverse populations in research, dissemination and implementation. Specifically, the Director of Equity, Inclusivity and Innovation will focus their work on contributing to healthier and more robust lives for people of color, and other marginalized people in the U.S. and elsewhere. This will involve communicating and translating scientific and scholarly knowledge into usable knowledge as well as facilitating innovative thinking to develop scalable solutions to address vital personal and public issues and needs. In addition, this position will create opportunities for collective learning and understanding both within the Center and with prospective partners.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's Degree and experience in education, psychology or related field required.

Ph.D. or equivalent academic credentials, preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least eight years of relevant scholarship and programing leadership experience required.

Preferred experience:
Academic leadership experience within the fields of transformative learning/adult education, human flourishing, knowledge mobilization/knowledge translation
Experience promoting diversity and inclusion in civil society and a higher education setting
A record of or potential for extramural grant support
Experience applying key constructs and research findings in diverse environments and organizational settings
Demonstrated experience leading and participating in significant collaboration with diverse partners
Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment
Passion for the Center for Healthy Minds vision of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

For questions on the position contact: Lisa Wesley, or 608-262-0196

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Lisa Wesley
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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