Assistant Dean for Diversity & Outreach (College of Medicine)
This faculty position will be responsible for establishing a culture that recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion and supports efforts to fulfill that vision. As part of this role, the assistant dean will develop pipeline programs for the University of Houston College of Medicine (UHCOM) for the purpose of attracting and retaining students from diverse backgrounds who will choose primary care practice. In addition, he/she will work collaboratively within the office of Student Affairs, Admissions and Outreach to provide ongoing support for a diverse student body.
Diversity and Outreach (50 – 75%)
Develop pipeline programs to increase the diversity of student applicants.
Develop a regional mentorship program to support students from diverse backgrounds in medicine.
Work with Admissions and Student Affairs to assure diversity and inclusion goals are considered and implemented in policies and processes.
Assist with the development of initiatives aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusion within the College.
Serve as a resource to faculty, residents, fellows, and staff to promote a positive learning environment for a diverse student population.
Work with Faculty Affairs to recruit and retain diverse faculty.
Integrate with ongoing efforts at the institutional level to fulfill the goals of diversity and inclusion (ie. Office of Diversity, Equal Opportunity Services, Provost’s office).
Seek external funding to support initiatives that enhance UHCOM’s mission to recruit diverse students through outreach activities.
Develop and administer standardized surveys to measure the climate of diversity at UHCOM.
Develop methods of evaluation and assessment of programs to track progress in activities of diversity and inclusion.
Educational Mission (20 - 25% Effort)
Develop curriculum in the area of diversity and inclusion to include unconscious bias and social determinants of health.
Contribute to the development and deployment of medical education curriculum
Serve on UHCOM admissions committee.
Serve on the UHCOM Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
Collaborate on scholarly projects and grant opportunities.
Clinical (25-30%) if clinician
Evaluate and treat patients at the University of Houston College of Medicine or affiliate clinic.
Maintain patient’s electronic medical record of encounters, diagnostic studies, and referrals.
Participate in interdisciplinary team-based
Full-Time: 1 FTE
Rank and salary commensurate with academic achievements and experience. At this time, all faculty appointments in the college of medicine are non-tenure track. The college of medicine anticipates being able to make tenure track positions available for application in the future.
Medical Degree, Medical Licensure in the State of Texas, Board Certification & Clinical experience (Physicians only)
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience in developing and implementing pipeline programs
Experience teaching medical students and/or residents
Community engagement experience
Training in diversity and inclusion
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to mentor, lead, and work on a multidisciplinary team
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, offering a great quality of life that includes affordable housing options in excellent school districts, world-class arts, pro sports, award-winning cuisine and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region.
The University of Houston is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, which is home to The MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical School, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, among other institutions. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities.