Senior Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Senior Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

University of Rochester: Office of the Provost: University of Rochester Medical Center: School of Medicine and Dentistry

Rochester, NY, United States
Open Date
Mar 06, 2024
Salary Range or Pay Grade
$200,000 – $315,000 a year

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) seeks an experienced and dynamic leader for the Senior Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion role. This crucial role provides strategic and thought leadership on issues pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) for all students, faculty, and staff of the SMD. Serving as the Vice Dean for Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer’s primary liaison and proxy at the school, the Senior Associate Dean is a visible leader within SMD, and is responsible for promoting fairness, addressing disparities, and nurturing a culture that values and respects diversity. The ideal candidate combines expertise in medical education and DEIJ with a robust leadership skillset.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Advances the institution’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by implementing strategies, policies, and initiatives aligned with the university’s Strategic Plan, fostering a campus culture that celebrates equity and ensures the representation and success of individuals from all backgrounds.
  • Supports the Vice Dean for Equity and Inclusion in building and strengthening relationships with external and internal stakeholders, Departmental Chairs, and other executive leaders.
  • Draws upon research, scholarship, and information on national and international trends to develop and support innovative programs and processes relevant to medical center diversity and inclusion.
  • Proactively identifies and supports DEIJ-related needs and challenges impacting SMD clinical sites and learning environments.
  • Serves as senior consultant to SMD leaders on emergent and emerging DEIJ topics.
  • Promotes and monitors progress in the recruitment, retention, success, and advancement of faculty, staff, and students who represent diverse populations and groups traditionally marginalized at the institution.
  • Develops and effectively uses communication channels to share DEIJ-related successes and news pertinent to the medical school with, University of Rochester and Rochester community.
  • Conducts data gathering, analysis, and reporting activities and maintains thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements. Monitors and evaluates programmatic effectiveness through quantitative, qualitative, and other methods and engages in continuous performance improvement.

Academic rank and department of the faculty appointment will be commensurate with training and experience, with specific faculty activities defined in negotiation with appointing department.


  • MD, DO, PhD, EdD, DNP, DPharm or equivalent
  • 10 years of relevant experience that includes leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • 2 years of relevant experience leading in an academic medical center environment.
  • Experience and qualifications commensurate with an Associate or Professor appointment at an academic medical institution.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education and health care
  • Effective at managing complex and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional communication (written, oral, presentation) skills with demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering presentations.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, and ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.

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The referenced pay range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the base range of compensation for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on (but not limited to) market data, experience and expertise of the individual, and with consideration to related position salaries. Alignment of clinical incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.


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