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Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 1st, 2018
Last review date: December 30th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UC Davis Health (UCDH) Administration

The University of California, Davis Health is recruiting for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (80% administrative responsibilities) at the High Associate or Full Professor level in the In Residence, Clinical X series, Health Sciences Clinical Professor or Adjunct series, with faculty (20%) responsibilities in clinical, research, and/or teaching duties in an appropriate academic department.

The Associate Vice Chancellor serves on the Sacramento Health campus and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences. The position also has a dotted line reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on the Davis campus. The position serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for UC Davis Health, a key member of UC Davis Health’s Executive Leadership Team and works collaboratively with other key Health campus and UC Davis leaders. The position is primarily responsible for managing and directing health equity, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives across the Health campus: School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (BIMSON), Medical Center, and Practice Management Group, and in collaboration with the UC Davis Offices of Campus Community Relations and Campus Diversity.

In addition to being a thought leader developing a support model of health equity, diversity and inclusion at all levels of UC Davis Health, the position directly oversees the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and has responsibility for coordinating health equity, diversity and inclusion programs across various UC Davis Health departments and offices, including the Offices of Academic Personnel, Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Center for Professional Practice of Nursing, Patient Relations and liaison to Student-run Clinics.

Key responsibility areas of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion include:
• Recruitment and Retention: Working with UCDH Diversity Leadership+ and the Deans of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing to develop and implement initiatives that further diversity faculty, students, and staff.
• Campus Climate:
o Ensuring that strategic efforts in health equity, diversity and Inclusion (HE,D&I) align with Medical Center and Practice Management Board strategies to ensure that the clinical environment is welcoming, inclusive of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and supportive of all staff, patients, and visitors’ values, and worldviews.
o Working with UCDH Diversity Leadership to ensure safe environments that are free from exclusion, intimidation, retribution, offensive, or violent conduct.
o Evaluating current institutional barriers to inclusion.
• Research, Education and Community Engagement:
o Working with Research and Education Leadership to embed the Principles of Community Engagement, cultural competency, and health equity in UCDH’s academic programs.
o Actively collaborating and serving as a liaison with various organizations, departments, and centers, including: UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center, UC Davis Clinical & Translational Sciences Center, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research & Training.
o Engaging, supporting, and collaborating with neighboring communities on shared goals for health equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Clinical and Community Health: Implementing and maintaining a model of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) that enhance clinical and community services to diversity communities. The implementation of this model has great strategic importance to the institution and broad application to internal and external populations.
• Institutional Commitment and Accountability:
o Participating in the administration of the UCDH, by contributing to decision-making, strategic planning, goal and policy setting that are necessary to sustain academic excellence, operational efficiency and strong financial performance of the Health campus.
o Representing and acting on behalf of the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, and Medical Center’s CEO in meetings and projects, both internally with faculty and staff, and externally with state, local and federal legislators, agencies, and their staff.
o Serving on relevant Health campus administrative work groups, medical staff committees, external advisory groups and organizations, community boards of directors and commissions.
o Oversight of compliance programs and practices relative to health equity, diversity and inclusion subject areas, including but not limited to cultural and linguistic competencies, applicable affirmative action and equal employment/educational opportunity requirements under applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, University policies, and Joint Commission standards.
o Working with the Deans of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing to meet or exceed academic accrediting standards.
o Advising the Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and other Health campus leadership about state, local and federal legislation and initiatives relevant to the organization’s overall interest.
o Establishing and maintaining strong effective network communications with local, state, and federal policy makers, their staff, and other significant organizations.
o Problem-solve emerging health care issues that may affect UCDH.
o Promoting the vision and provides leadership to direct reports to meet the identified objectives in each area.

The Associate Vice Chancellor of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leads, plans, sets comprehensive goals, and effectively organizes the duties of the following UCDH departments, centers and offices:

• Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD): CRHD promotes the health and well-being of diverse communities by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, information dissemination within a prevention, early intervention, and treatment framework that recognizes the unique cultural and linguistic contexts of these populations and contributes to joint solutions to achieving health equity.
• Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD):++ The mission of OSRD is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, and to actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our nation and our world — a workforce wholly equipped to serve and care for all people, vigorously committed to reducing health disparities, and passionately dedicated to the goal of achieving true health equity.
• Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FDD):+++ FDD serves the professional and career development needs of faculty at all levels of the academic life-cycle with programs that include the Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program, UC Davis Schools of Health Mentoring Academy, and Diversity DRIVE. Its mission is to foster and sustain a diverse and inclusive community of lifelong learners capable of meeting the present and future challenges of academic health.

As an academic faculty member responsibilities include: clinical service in the area of specialty, as applicable; teaching to medical students, residents, and fellows; conducting and producing scholarly work, clinical/translational research; a record of peer-reviewed publications; success in obtaining extramural funding, as applicable; and University service. All responsibilities to be further determined based on faculty series.

Qualifications: Applications must fulfill criteria for appointment at the High Associate or Full Professor level in the UC Davis School of Medicine or Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Other requirements include:
• An earned doctorate in a health profession, educational discipline, or basic science (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD, etc.)
• Eligibility for medical licensure in the state of California, as applicable to faculty series
• Clinical experience and necessary fellowships and/or board certifications for specialty, as applicable
• Experience in, and the ability to teach medical students, residents, and fellows
• Ability and experience to conduct and produce scholarly work, clinical/translational research
• Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding, as applicable
• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment
• A record of peer-reviewed publications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with faculty and staff in the academic and professional environment
• Demonstrated collaborative and leadership skills
• Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion
• Ability to promote and maintain good personal and institutional relationships with diverse constituencies.
• Broad-based knowledge of the full scope of operations of a Joint Commission accredited academic medical center of at least 500 plus beds.
• Ability to implement and maintain a complex, strategic initiative—an integrated model of health equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Ability to be a visible leader and effective communicator who fosters strong collaborations on complex issues in various forums and among different stakeholders.

The preferred candidate will have at least three years of experience leading a healthcare diversity program; the ability to articulate a vision for the future of health equity, diversity and inclusion; demonstrated support for faculty, trainee, student, patient and/or staff, equity, diversity and inclusion as well as development; and demonstrated experience with conflict resolution and employee and labor relations.

Application Requirements:
Qualified applicants should upload a CV, cover letter, names and contact information of 5 references and a statement of contributions to diversity online at For full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through January 31, 2019.

+UCDH Diversity Leadership includes AVC for Academic Personnel, Associate Dean for Student and Resident Diversity, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Executive Associate Dean for BIMSON, Vice Dean for Medical Education, Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Director of Women in Medicine and Health Sciences, and the chairs of health equity, diversity and inclusion themed UCDH committees.
++Joint Reporting to AVC of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice Dean for Medical Education
+++Joint Reporting to AVC of Diversity and Inclusion and AVC of Academic Personnel

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5-8 required (contact information only)

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