Job Information

University of Utah Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Department of Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank EDI Vice Chair, Rank & Track DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin As soon as possible




The Department of Internal Medicine ( DOIM ) is committed to advancing the equity, diversity, and inclusion ( EDI ) of its faculty, APCs, staff, and trainees by:

  • Establishing EDI as a core value throughout each of our academic missions (education, research, clinical care, and community).
  • Increasing the recruitment and retention of Black, Indigenous and people of color ( BIPOC ), women, LGBTQ and other people underrepresented in medicine.
  • Establishing a culture in which we thrive because of the diversity of the DOIM .

Role of the Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Establish the DOIM as a leader in EDI across the University. Responsible for leading the development, implementation and oversight of programs and initiatives designed to create an environment in which EDI is embedded in our culture.


  • Assess needs in the DOIM through input from key stakeholders in DOIM and School of Medicine ( SOM ), including division chiefs and administrators, vice chairs and directors, Office of Academic Affairs, Offices of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Resiliency Center, and Human Resources.
  • Identify best practices to support BIPOC , women, and LGBTQ faculty, APCs, staff, and trainees so they may achieve their professional goals.
  • Develop a strategic plan including a timeline in collaboration with other EDI offices throughout the University, Health Sciences, and School.
  • Increase the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of DOIM faculty, APC , staff, and trainees.
  • For key recruitments, especially leadership roles such as Division Chiefs and Vice Chairs, identify, vet and recruit BIPOC , women, and other diverse candidates.
  • Work with leads in each division to advance the department’s EDI initiatives.
  • Partner with the Manager of Faculty & Academic Affairs, Employee Wellness, and EDI (administrative staff partner) who will hold the lead role in supporting and facilitating EDI training initiatives.
  • Develop metrics of success, and continuously monitor the performance and effectiveness of initiatives to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Programs and initiatives should be routinely examined and revised to ensure they are achieving these metrics.
  • Identify resources and seek funding to support departmental EDI initiatives.
  • Facilitate/plan events to celebrate diversity.
  • Function as DOIM liaison for SOM , Health Sciences, and University EDI Offices.
  • Participate in Vice Chair and Division Chief meetings.
  • Provide periodic updates to the Chair.

In collaboration with the other vice chairs, ensure our culture of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is permeant throughout programs/initiatives in the DOIM .


  • Resources for programmatic efforts: The VC for EDI is responsible for working with the VC Finance to develop the budget to achieve the Department EDI goals. Funds will be allocated on an annual basis.

  • Staff Support and Collaboration: The Manager of Faculty & Academic Affairs, Employee Wellness, and EDI will support the EDI efforts for the DOIM . The manager will report directly to Director of Operations with a strong partnership with the Vice Chair for EDI .

  • The VC EDI will chair the DOIM EDI committee: The existing gender equity taskforce and advancement of women in medicine taskforce will be combined and re-commissioned as the EDI committee.

o Members are owners of an Action Area and are expected to

establish a workgroup that focuses on specific efforts.

o Action Area workgroup members may consist of frontline

faculty/staff who have already self-identified interest in this work.

o EDI Committee should be representative of the DOIM as well as

diversity of thought to provide full engagement and idea generation.

o Committee Meeting frequency: monthly or bimonthly.


  • Protected effort: 25%
  • Administrative differential, per annum: $25,000
  • Reports to the Chair, DOIM
  • Role is renewed annually at the discretion of the chair, with annual goal setting and review
  • Support staff funding provided by department: 0.20 FTE – 0.50 administrative assistant support

Key Internal Medicine Liaisons:

  • Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
  • Vice Chair for Education
  • Vice Chair Administration and Finance
  • Division Chiefs


Successful candidates must hold or qualify for an Assistant Professor rank within the Tenure-Line or Career-Line in DOIM and have served as an Assistant Professor for a minimum of 5 years. To apply below, please communicate your interest and how this position relates to your career goals in a one-page cover letter.

To apply online submit C.V. with letter of interest here:

Inquires may be sent to:

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 02/23/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02904F

Type Faculty