Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Position Overview

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a thriving Carnegie High Research Activity institution in one of the South’s culturally rich and economically robust cities, seeks the institution’s next Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The university invites applications and nominations from experienced and highly qualified leaders who are committed to fostering and developing inclusive communities where all can thrive and succeed.

UAH seeks a visionary, action-oriented leader who is excited about and energized by the history and mission of the institution and understands the importance of an equitable and inclusive campus culture and climate and the distinctive interests of multiple constituencies of UAH. The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as the senior executive responsible for providing an integrated campus-wide vision for all major diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to enhance the mission of the university and its strategic planning goals. . The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitates the implementation of that vision and supports institutional accountability.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a relevant field.  The successful candidate will also have a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible expertise in a diversity, equity, and inclusion program, to include a minimum of one year of leadership experience, preferably in an academic setting.

Located in the Tennessee Valley amid the rolling foothills of the Appalachians, the culturally diverse, welcoming Huntsville community is recognized nationally for a strong economy and high levels of educational attainment. Huntsville, the largest metropolitan area in Alabama, has been named one of the best places to live in the US, as well as the most affordable.

Nominations and Applications

Applications and nominations for the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be received and considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, submit applications by January 20, 2023.  Semifinalist interviews will be held on February 15th and 16th.  Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A current resume, and
  • The contact information for five professional references (email addresses and telephone number). References will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence.

Submit applications and nominations electronically (PDF format is preferred) to:

Additional information about the University of Alabama Huntsville is available at:

Candidates and nominators are encouraged to reach out to the consultants to discuss this opportunity.

Kim Bobby, Ed.D., / (253) 861-7738

Carlton Brown, Ph.D., Executive Search / (912) 247-8661

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. For a detailed statement of its practices, see the EEO/Affirmative Action Policy.