A Help Wanted ad appearing in the trade journal Inside Higher Ed:
Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Belonging
Employer Harvard University
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted Feb 21, 2019 …
Harvard University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the newly created position of Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Belonging. The Associate Dean will lead Harvard College’s efforts to promote student body diversity and inclusion. This leader will have a unique opportunity to serve as an architect in designing a new office that will embed principles of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the co-curricular and residential experience of all students.
“Belonging” is a new one on me.
Harvard College is a vibrant and diverse academic community. …
“Vibrant” is not a new one, however …
What does the Dean of Belonging do? “Perhaps you sometimes feel as if you,with your 550 Math SAT scores, really don’t belong at Harvard, what with all the Math 55 students and the like. But as a Person of Color, Laqueesha, and as a Person of Opulence, Jared, rest assured that you bring your own special something to Harvard.”
Harvard University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
That said, straight white males need not apply, of course.