We seek a faculty member to serve as a Co-Director to lead Differences Matter's Build Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression Expertise focus area.

About 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).

Build Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Expertise Focus Area

The Co-Director 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 together 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. Design and devlop the second installment of the Diversity Champion Training.
  4. 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.
  5. Design and implement educational strategies and tools to enable managers of staff to develop competencies in leading equitable and inclusive units. 
  6. Provide the opportunity for the UCSF community to engage in respectful dialogue about issues in critical race theory and social/political determinants of health.

The leadership of the Differences Matter initiative is structured as a faculty-staff dyad whereby faculty and staff serve as equal partners and leaders. The newly appointed Co-Director will join current leaders: Monica Hahn, MD, MPH, Gina Moreno-John, MD, MPH, Leah Pimentel, MBA, and Fonda Smith.

Time, Effort, Compensation and Qualifications

This is a unique and powerful opportunity for anyone committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion to impact the current and future success of UCSF. The faculty co-director will be provided 20% release time, and the term will be three years in duration. 

Faculty must commit to the time and effort required to complete the work which includes, but is not limited to:

  • 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


  • 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
  • Strongest candidates will have been at UCSF for 5 years or more
  • Preference will be given to those who are members of groups that have been historically excluded, exploited, or marginalized in medicine, the health professions, and science.

Please apply online; the deadline for applications is July 19, 2024. Contact Stephanie Belger with questions.