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Madison, Wisconsin
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Doctorate Degree

Director of Center for Multicultural Education

The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) is the primary institutional resource for faculty development leadership for inclusive and multicultural models of learning, teaching and scholarship at Edgewood College; and an engaged, innovative partner in the greater Madison community toward the pursuit of social justice. The Center is led by a full-time, 10-month director with a non-tenure track, faculty/staff appointment.

The Director of the Center for Multicultural Education provides leadership for the Center with an emphasis on cultivating academic learning environments that are culturally responsive, anti-racist, and equitable in opportunities for student success and belonging. The Director cultivates faculty awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively teach and mentor individuals across the rich spectrum of diversity. Working collaboratively with college partners within and beyond Academic Affairs is a central part of this role, as is the ability to enact the role cognizant of the ways in which the current social and political context impacts the higher education learning environment, and the well-being of students.


As approved by the Center for Multicultural Education Advisory Board on October 17, 2017 the mission of the Center is to support, promote, and advance the 2017-2027 Edgewood College strategic themes of Inclusion, Student Learning, and Community Impact through a lens of multicultural inquiry, understanding, communication, and faculty engagement to affirm the identity, mission, vision, and promise of Edgewood College. The Director for CME will lead the Center's college-aligned strategic priorities with the specific responsibilities to include the following:

Faculty Development

  • Design, facilitate, and partner on faculty development initiatives focused on multicultural curriculum, pedagogy, scholarship, and cultural humility
  • Design and implement process for individual consultation and coaching for faculty, or units across Academic Affairs, on multicultural curriculum development, pedagogy, scholarship, and cultural humility
  • Create models for faculty development that build the knowledge, skills, and understanding required of culturally responsive, competent professionals who represent the Edgewood College mission and values
  • Create places for faculty and student engagement in shared activities
  • Collaborate with faculty governance committees, the faculty as a whole, and relevant partners to implement strategies to achieve the endorsed Commitment to Action that will create a more inclusive and welcoming learning environment by the Division of Academic Affairs and Faculty Association
  • Foster relationships with community partners who can contribute to the professional development of faculty

College Resource for Multicultural Education

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other college colleagues and units who have diversity and inclusion leadership roles, expertise, and interest
  • Participate in campus initiatives and events aimed at developing equitable learning environments for students from historically marginalized backgrounds
  • Cultivate relationships and partnerships with multicultural student organizations and their members
  • Engage student leadership groups in designing and planning for faculty development activities around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Develop and administer budget for the Center for Multicultural Education
  • Convene, and collaborate with, a Center for Multicultural Advisory Body
  • Supervise student workers for the Center for Multicultural Education
  • Serve on the School of Integrative Studies Leadership Council, President's Diversity Council, Diversity Practitioners Council, Faculty Association Committees, and other bodies as relevant


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree
  • Teaching and scholarly expertise in multicultural education in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence as a culturally competent, multicultural educator
  • Experience with/ideas for faculty development and consulting
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with diverse students, faculty and staff in various settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles or diversity, equity and inclusion through past experience, education and well-articulated descriptions of the associated values
  • Experience administering academic programs, preferred

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Review of applications will begin on May 29th and continue until the position is filled.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement addressing past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service to:

Edgewood College

Human Resources - DCME

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer

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