Asst, Assoc Prof Medicine; AD-DEI
The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine (COM) is seeking applicants for a non-tenure earning, multi-year or tenure-earning or tenured faculty member to serve as the next assistant or associate dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (AD-DEI). The AD-DEI will lead the COM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion devising a strategy to create an environment that recognizes and celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences. Reporting to the dean of the COM, and as a member of the College Enterprise Leadership team, the AD-DEI will develop, implement and track progress against strategic internal and external DEI goals. The COM Council for DEI is a forum comprised of faculty, students and staff that serves as a college-wide resource to advance diversity and inclusion throughout the college. The AD-DEI will work closely with this group, as chair, to strategically maximize its impact.

The UCF College of Medicine is an innovative and forward-looking medical school with a culture of collaboration and partnerships. The College of Medicine is rapidly growing new programs across all missions: education, research, clinical care, and community service. As a part of a growing “Medical City” dedicated to innovation in health and wellness, the College of Medicine aspires to become an extraordinary research-based institution training physicians and scientists of the future who will become leaders in medicine, scholars in science, innovators in medical technology and compassionate providers of health care.

The next AD-DEI of UCF-COM will have the opportunity to lead our institution and be a true transformational leader. We are seeking candidates who are able to demonstrate the following behavioral, personal and organizational traits.
1. UCF seeks a leader who manifests the following behavioral traits:
a. The ability to communicate a clear and compelling vision for equity, diversity and inclusion practices, policies, and culture for the COM and the Academic Health Sciences Campus (AHSC).
b. Understands and models best practices related to minority relations.
c. Demonstrates evidence of care and respect for students, patients and colleagues, with a passion for and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion across the campus.
d. Exhibits clear mentorship for faculty and staff alike.
e. Maintains a clear focus on student success and the ability to include and value student input.
2. The following personal skills will be critical to our next leader:
a. A demonstrated high level of integrity and capacity to build the work related to programmatic development, recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) across our stakeholder categories.
b. Dedication to and understanding of graduate and professional education and the experiences of minority students in higher education. A prior record of URM program development and leadership will be an advantage.
c. A ready willingness to consider others' opinions and to work collaboratively with highly engaged teams will be important.
d. Actively seeks connections and solutions that can assure programmatic success and adopts a pro-active role in advocating for diversity as well as equity for minority groups.
e. A motivational and supportive leadership style capable of providing empowerment and professional development resources to COM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff.
f. Expertise to serve as an advisor and thought leader on diversity and inclusion and equity issues with an ability to mediate important conversations within the COM community.
3. The position will require that the next AD-DEI understand the organization and context of a large metropolitan research university, and the following will be recommended:
a. The COM/AHSC presents a broad range of opportunities to our learners and the AD-DEI will work with other AHSC leaders, the associate dean of Students of the COM, the director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and others to lead development pipelines, recruitment and retention in accordance with our stated goals and LCME licensure requirements. The AD-DEI must use metrics to critically assess success of programs.
b. The ability to lead and interact with university and community partners will require the leader to access different leadership styles based on the context of the interaction. The AD-DEI will serve as a DEI subject matter expert within the COM and as a representative to the university. The AD-DEI will promote and assist other AHSC and university groups working to address social and racial inequities. Direct community engagement will be expected to ensure success of programs.
c. Prior experience with the creation of developmental and empowering opportunities for students, staff, residents, and faculty will be advantageous. The AD-DEI must have awareness of existing successful inclusion models being used in higher education and a willingness to implement them.
d. Development of effective pipeline programs with the goal of providing pertinent education and exposure of pre-college students comprising underrepresented minorities to the biomedical sciences and/or healthcare fields and experience with Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
M.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited university. The candidate must have experience in direct clinical practice or in the process of clinical training in LCME and ACGME environments.
In order to be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor or professor of medicine and associate dean upon hire, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, teaching experience and service commensurate with rank.
Faculty and administrative rank will be commensurate with the candidate's scholarly achievement and experience and based on the university's guidelines.
Preferred Qualifications:
Prior direct involvement with effective developmental pipeline programs as a mentor or participant of such programs. Prior project and personnel management experience is preferred. Previous direct leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion would be desired.

Additional Application Materials Required:
An online application must be submitted through this posting ( to officially be considered for an open position. In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV and the contact information for three professional references.
Please contact Brittany Hofmann at with questions about this position.
Review of applications will begin no later than September 25, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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