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University of Rochester Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Research and Research Education - 227142 in Rochester, New York

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Research and Research Education Job ID 227142

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Med School Finance M&D



The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Office of Equity & Inclusion (SMD-OEI) seeks an accomplished research leader to serve as the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion (EI), Research and Research Education. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and vision in promoting and advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for faculty and learners, and an outstanding academic career at a major academic research institution.

The Associate Dean will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion in the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) with a dotted line report to the SMD Vice Dean for Research. Through an intersectional lens, the Associate Dean will provide leadership, coordination, consultation, assistance, strategic oversight, vision, and direction in support of the University of Rochester's five institutional goals and priorities to build an equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning and work environment for all members of its community.

The Associate Dean for E&I will advise the SMD Sr. Associate Dean and senior leadership for SMD to lead the strategic EDI efforts that advance the SMD's mission and vision. Responsible for collaborating with key University and Medical Center constituencies to develop and carry out EDI initiatives that contribute to the university-wide Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, the SMD Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan (EARAP), contribute to the recruitment, retention, and career goals of underrepresented faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other research staff, and support the overarching goals of the SMD faculty, trainees, students, and academic leaders to enhance the SMD programs for health equity. The Associate Dean will participate in the SMD Diversity Council to coordinate EDI initiatives across the Clinical and Basic Science Departments.

In this new role, the successful Associate Dean will be an impetus for change and passionate about infusing values around EDI, climate, and culture into all programs and activities. The Associate Dean must work in dynamic ways within a sophisticated, complex, and diverse environment. The position is a highly specialized, hands-on position dedicated to growing awareness and improving students, postdocs, staff, and faculty capacities to address EDI issues and align the strategic initiatives with the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

The Associate Dean is also responsible for collaborating and aligning strategies with the University of Rochester's Office of Equity & Inclusion under Dr. Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, the Vice President of Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

To interface successfully with faculty, postdocs, graduate students, staff, and programs, the candidate should have doctoral-level training as a scientist and experience with research in academic and/or other organizations. The Associate Dean will hold a primary faculty appointment in a basic science department, with the department and rank to be commensurate with area of expertise and experience. The Associate Dean role will comprise approximately 30-50% FTE, with the potential for additional effort (up to full-time effort) to comprise research, teaching, scholarship, and/or other duties individually negotiated with the primary department. The candidate must qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #227142 at

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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