|NPA Diversity Officer Needed|
July 14, 2014
Leader Wanted to Fill Position of Diversity Officer
Application deadline: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:59 EDT
There are two Diversity Officer positions at the NPA, one of which is to be filled through this national search.
The NPA is committed to addressing diversity issues in the postdoc community. To assist in this effort, the NPA created the position of Diversity Officer.
NPA Diversity Statement
The NPA is committed to achieving diversity and inclusiveness among its constituency, and advocates equality for all postdocs, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, disability, country of origin, field of research, socio-economic status, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in all disciplines at all organizations that train postdoctoral fellows. This commitment to diversity and inclusiveness extends to the practices and policies of the NPA, and the NPA strongly urges postdoctoral training institutions to embrace this commitment as part of their individual missions. The NPA strives to ensure that all members have open access and opportunities to contribute to the organization through leadership positions, involvement within the committee structure, and participation in annual meetings and other NPA sponsored events. The NPA promotes advocacy for increased diversity among postdoctoral scholars and fosters diversity through activities, policies, and practices that are attuned to this commitment.
The ideal candidate will have experience with the NPA and the postdoc community; will have relevant diversity expertise; and will understand diversity in the context of the higher education and research environments. The ideal candidate should be a postdoc administrator, and be well-connected in the diversity and higher education communities.
Responsibilities of the Diversity Officers are to:
Eligibility is limited to members of the NPA, including Sustaining Member representatives. If you are not a member but you are interested in a position, visit Join the NPA for membership details.
All interested persons must complete a one-page statement that describes: