Director of Faculty Programs Position Description

August 1, 2021

Director of Faculty Programs Position Description

The Michigan Medicine Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is seeking a faculty member committed to diversifying the Michigan Medicine faculty and creating programs that facilitate the development of an environment where all faculty can thrive.

A major goal of this position is to ensure all faculty feel valued. OHEI seeks to 1) honor the well-being, individuality and dignity of all who work, learn, and heal at Michigan Medicine, 2) champion diversity and inclusion for our patients, our community and society, and 3) diversify the next generation of physicians, nurses, health professionals, and scientists. The OHEI Director of Faculty Programs will report to the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion.

Expectations and Responsibilities:

The Director of Faculty Programs (DFP) will work in collaboration with the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion and the OHEI Senior Director to develop and implement programs that engage faculty across Michigan Medicine in diversity, equity and inclusion activities. Program priorities include recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, mentorship and coaching, community building and networking, leadership and professional development.

The DFP will meet with new under-represented in medicine (URiM) faculty members to welcome them to Michigan Medicine and assist with mentorship and coaching as needed in their initial transition as faculty members.

The DFP will be expected to participate in OHEI activities such as presentations, mentoring, and recruitment activities at national meetings (e.g. Student National Medical Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association) and community outreach activities that support health equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The DFP will become a member of the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs and/or the Group on Diversity and Inclusion, and attend those meetings when available as well as represent OHEI at central campus events related to faculty as requested by the Senior Director. The DFP will collaborate with the OHEI Director of Students Programs and the OHEI Director of House Officer Program to implement programs that overlap across the three OHEI domains.

The DFP will attend OHEI faculty meetings, OHEI staff meetings and lead the Faculty Inclusion Network (FIN).

Effort support for the OHEI Director of Faculty Programs is 0.25 FTE and administrative support is provided through OHEI.

• M.D. or D.O. (or equivalent)
• Proven leadership skills in diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Commitment to faculty success and experience
• Strong record of advising, mentoring and/or coaching
• Strong communication, organizational and administrative skills

How to Apply:
In order to be considered for a position as the OHEI Director of Faculty Programs, candidates must submit the following materials to Justen Lewis ( no later than September 24, 2021:
1. A cover letter from the candidate that addresses their specific interest in the position and outlines their commitment, skills and experiences that directly relate to this position.

2. Current curriculum vitae.

3. Letter from the candidate’s department chair or division chief that supports the candidate’s pursuit of this position, and specifically describes their accomplishments and aptitudes that relate to the expectations and responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information: Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Medical School Administration, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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