The University of Massachusetts Amherst (“UMass Amherst” or “UMass”), the land-grant, flagship university of the University of Massachusetts System, seeks an experienced, strategic leader and demonstrated collaborator to serve as the university’s Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI). Reporting to the Chancellor and responsible for leading the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the next VCEI will have the opportunity to work with multiple campus partners and units to strengthen and deepen justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts and initiatives by using a relational and future forward approach to leadership and collaboration.
UMass Amherst serves approximately 32,000 students (24,000 undergraduate students and 7,800 graduate students) in 11 schools and colleges, taught by over 1,400 faculty with 1,084 tenure-track faculty. It enrolls more first-year students from Massachusetts than the Commonwealth’s top eight private universities combined. UMass Amherst has nearly 300,000 alumni worldwide, the majority of whom live and work in the state. They provide the essential workforce for the booming Massachusetts economy.
The University is in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, offering a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. It is among the largest employers in the region and the engine of the local economy. With its elevated national profile and inspiring new leadership, the University is a magnet for talented faculty, increasing state funding, and an increasingly competitive student body. UMass Amherst seeks a vice chancellor who will embrace its ethic of kindness and generosity, its public mission, its commitment to social justice, and its ambition for enhanced academic and research eminence.