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Release: Jan. 22, 2002

UI director of affirmative action search underway

The University of Iowa has resumed a national search for a director of affirmative action, responsible for heading the UI's compliance with affirmative action, equal opportunity laws and civil rights laws and policies. The named director would report directly to the UI president and is part of the university's senior leadership team. The screening of applicants begins March 25.

The UI conducted a similar search last July but did not select any of the finalists. This year's search committee is chaired by Sue Buckley, interim associate vice president and director of Human Resources, and is made up of 11 additional UI faculty, staff and students.

The director will be responsible for preparing the UI affirmative action plan and monitoring plan compliance and other initiatives. He or she will oversee the investigation of and response to internal and external complaints of discrimination and harassment. The director monitors hiring and search efforts; coordinates compliance with disability and equity laws and policies; coordinates and provides training and outreach programs throughout the UI on such topics as sexual harassment, ADA, and diversity. Other duties of the director include advising the president and UI officials on policy issues effecting affirmative action, civil rights, equal opportunity and diversity, and works collaboratively with the UI general counsel. View a complete position description at

The University of Iowa is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. Resume and the names of three references can be sent to Sue Buckley, interim associate vice president and director of human resources, c/o Pat Nissley, President's Office, University of Iowa, 101 JH Iowa City, IA 52242. Send electronic submissions to