BU D&I Now Hiring Faculty Diversity Initiatives Graduate Fellow

August 30, 2022 — BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) seeks a motivated, organized, and reliable Faculty Diversity Initiatives (FDI) Graduate Fellow to join our team in this inaugural role. The Fellow must be a current graduate or professional student at Boston University. With mentorship and supervision from the BU D&I Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives, the Fellow will be tasked primarily with developing and implementing a process for managing communication with Emerging Scholars Program organizers. They will also organize the Emerging Scholars Program application process, including proposal review. 

Secondarily, the Fellow will work with the Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives to develop a proposal for a new line of programming to support women faculty at BU. This will entail conducting a comprehensive literature review that outlines the needs and challenges faced by women faculty, and compiling suggested programs based on programs and offerings at peer and aspirational institutions. 

The Fellow will also assist the Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives in the development and implementation of trainings and programming for faculty of color, LGBTQIA+ faculty, and first-generation faculty. 

This position will begin as soon as possible in the Fall 2022 semester and will continue throughout the academic year, with the possibility of continuing during the following academic year. Remote work flexibility is available. The Faculty Diversity Initiatives Graduate Fellow position offers $20/hour for 10 hours per week. A consistent work schedule is preferred, but hours are flexible given the ebb and flow of the academic year. 

 Required Qualifications: 

  • A strong passion and commitment to supporting our shared vision of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable BU; 
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and faculty at all levels across the university; 
  • A working knowledge of higher education organizations and faculty needs; 
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple ongoing projects; 
  • A strong interest in learning about and supporting the needs of faculty from historically excluded groups. 

    Helpful qualities a successful candidate should have include: 

    • Collaborative 
    • Organized 
    • Reliable 
    • Responsible 
    • Communicative 
    • Growth and learning mindset

      Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter (one page or less) that describes why you are a good fit for this role to Megan Segoshi, Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives at msegoshi@bu.edu by 5 pm EST on Friday, September 16, 2022.

      If you are interested in the role, but don’t necessarily meet every single qualification in the job description, please still get in touch. We would love the opportunity to chat with you and to see if we might be a good fit for you. 



      About Boston University Diversity & Inclusion 

      Located on the 8th floor of One Silber Way, Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) works closely with all the University’s 17 schools and colleges to help create a positive and welcoming campus climate, and ensure that we are recruiting world-class students, staff, and faculty whose experiences and viewpoints embolden the academic endeavor. We strive to make sure the paths to academic, professional, and social success are open and unimpeded to every member of the BU community through community-building, education, programming, training and more.