We seek faculty and staff to serve as Directors and lead the next phase of Differences Matter.

Through the Differences Matter initiative, the School of Medicine will transform existing structures to sustain the successes of the Differences Matter 2020 initiative and will implement new areas of focus designed to target high impact areas that have the potential to accelerate the achievement of equity and inclusion across the medical profession. This work specifically focuses on achieving a sustainable culture of opportunity and anti-oppression for all people from groups that have been historically excluded, exploited, or marginalized in medicine and science (members of HEG).

This is a unique and powerful opportunity for anyone committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion to impact the current and future success of UCSF. Faculty and staff leaders will be provided support: faculty 20% release time; staff $10,000 stipend.  The start date will be May 2022.  Faculty terms will be three years in duration; staff terms will be two years. 

Faculty and staff must commit to the time and effort required to complete the work which includes:

  • Recruiting, assembling and mentoring stakeholder input groups to engage the UCSF community
  • Attending a monthly 2-hour work in progress meeting with other Directors and team leaders

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment, for, and impact in advancing DEIA activities (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism)
  • Ability to commit the time required to accomplish goals
  • History of effective teamwork and adaptive leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to work across stakeholder groups and organizational units
  • Preference will be given to those faculty and staff who are members of groups that have been historically excluded, exploited, or marginalized in medicine, the health professions, and science.

Please apply online for one of the positions listed below; the deadline for applications is March 25, 2022.
Contact Differences Matter with questions.

Directors, Diversify the Academy

Positions open for faculty and staff co-directors

Achieving sustaining change at UCSF requires accelerating diversity of Faculty.  The Co-Directors to Diversify the Academy will serve an important role by expanding the URM faculty and leadership workforce.  The Directors will work to advance the following objectives:

  1. Strengthen the UCSF student to UCSF resident pipeline and support students in exploring careers in academic medicine; and
  2. Strengthen the resident to faculty pipeline and support residents in choosing careers in academic medicine and science into enduring faculty positions at UCSF.
  3. Incentivize the recruitment of and engineer outreach to faculty from HEG in medicine and science into enduring faculty positions at UCSF.
  4. Create communities of practice, support, mentorship and sponsorship for faculty and learners from HEG in medicine science so that all may thrive.
  5. Support participation of faculty members from HEG in programs that spotlight talents and prepare them for academic success and institutional leadership
  6. Review structures of advancement, promotion and leadership selection to ensure equitable opportunity for faculty from HEG in medicine and science and to optimize leadership talents in all disciplines and units.  

The Directors will generate partnerships and collaborate with the Associate Dean for GME, the Associate Dean for Students, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and other GME and UME faculty and staff. 

Applicants should have substantial interest and experience in medical education.  

Directors, Generate, Disseminate and Apply New Knowledge

Positions open for faculty and staff co-directors

The Co-Directors to Generate, Disseminate and Apply New Knowledge will serve an important role by analyzing and exploring how race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and oppression play out in all of our mission areas and providing opportunities for education in these areas. Serving as a liaison and collaborative partner to others working in this area, the Directors will work to advance the following objectives:

  1. Identify existing best evidence on the role of race, racism and oppression in clinical care, research and education and develop strategies to apply it in our care delivery, research and education missions to achieve health, healthcare, educational and research equity, partnering with health equity councils at UCSF Health and other core affiliates.
  2. Participate in the generation or application of new knowledge on the role of race, ethnicity, gender identity and other diverse characteristics in the fields of population health and precision medicine.
  3. Identify controversies in race conscious medicine and support a robust research agenda to answer relevant questions, disseminating the results as they become available.
  4. With the CTSI and Office of Research, ensure appropriate conduct of race conscious clinical trials
  5. Provide the opportunity for the UCSF community to engage in impactful dialogue about issues in critical race theory and social/political determinants of health.
Directors, Build Anti-racism/Anti-oppression Expertise

Positions open for faculty and staff co-directors

The Co-Directors of Build Anti-racism/Anti-Oppression Expertise will play a pivotal role in identifying the competencies and training our faculty, staff, leaders and learners need to build a more equitable and inclusive institution.  The Directors will work to advance the following objectives:

  1. Define and disseminate competencies in anti-oppressive, pro-equity work by institutional role for leaders, faculty, staff and all learners.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate anti-racist/anti-oppressive curricula in all undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs.
  3. With the Office for Diversity and Outreach educational programs and the Anti-Oppression Curricular Initiative, design and implement ongoing programs to support faculty and residents in developing essential competencies in equity and inclusion.
  4. Design and implement educational strategies and tools to enable managers of staff to develop competencies in leading equitable and inclusive units. 
  5. Provide the opportunity for the UCSF community to engage in respectful dialogue about issues in critical race theory and social/political determinants of health.
Directors, Optimize the Culture of Equity and Inclusion

Positions open for faculty and staff co-directors

The Co-Directors of Optimize the Culture of Equity and Inclusion will be responsible for looking across the institution to ensure all of our diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist strategies are working in collaboration with each other as well as to identify gaps and structure change where necessary.  The Directors will work to advance the following objectives:

  1. Institutionalize positions that are required to sustain the successes of Differences Matter 2020 by partnering with units within the school and the health system and across campus.
  2. Establish organizational goals on an annual basis and identify institutional and unit based metrics to monitor achievement of these goals and establish a mechanism for public transparency
  3. Review and revise existing policies and procedures to ensure equity, particularly in the following areas: selection/recruitment; assessment/performance review; advancement; leadership selection; disciplinary processes
  4. Design and implement systems to intervene, respond to and assist units in recovering from lapses in equity and inclusion

Applicants should have substantial experience in and understanding of academic and health systems.