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Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Application Window

Open date: July 26, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jan 26, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

Since its founding in 1881, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry has striven to educate the leading practitioners, scholars and faculty members of the next generation. The School is a global leader in dental education and public health, clinical practice and scientific discovery and is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture of its community and a supportive work and learning environment that attracts the best faculty, staff, students and trainees.

The UCSF School of Dentistry is seeking an accomplished leader to serve as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Reporting directly to the Dean of UCSF School of Dentistry, the Associate Dean for DEIB provides intellectual and strategic leadership for the School’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across the School. The Associate Dean collaborates with key university constituencies to develop and deploy initiatives that contribute to the achievement of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging related goals; contributes to the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented faculty, staff and learners; supports the efforts of School faculty and academic leaders to enhance the University’s curriculum as it pertains to diversity and inclusion; and serves as a resource for learners, faculty and staff about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

This position will serve on the Senior Leadership Team. The Associate Dean will collaborate closely with deans, chairs, and other academic and non-academic leaders developing and delivering all key School and University strategies.

This is a full-time academic position. The incumbent will have a concurrent faculty appointment in the appropriate department and appropriate series and rank contingent on qualifications and/or interests; and will participate in limited clinical, teaching and/or research activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • DDS/DMD, EdD, and/or PhD degree or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in diversity, inclusion, and equity work within a complex education or healthcare organization.
  • Demonstrated a collaborative and transparent leadership style; strong interpersonal skills; and excellent written and oral communications.
  • Demonstrated program development skills and the ability to track, analyze and disseminate data on effort/program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and advise faculty and learners from all backgrounds and especially those underrepresented in health sciences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about tools and resources on leadership and faculty and learner recruitment, retention and advancement.
  • Recognized for their reputation on diversity issues and initiatives to recruit, retain and advance diverse faculty, learners and staff.
  • Demonstrated senior-level leadership skills, including strategic partnership, negotiation and change management skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a culturally competent professional with broad experience interacting with and supporting the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information with the utmost confidentiality is critical.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in interprofessional health education.
  • Experience with the continuum of dental education at the institutional level.

Nomination and Application Process
Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of contributions to diversity, teaching, and research, a detailed description of the qualifications and experience relevant to this position, plus contact information for three references. The packet must be submitted electronically at: Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of application.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $112,500-$377,200. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Further enquiries may be directed to Maria Rina Simon at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Research

  • A detailed description of the qualifications and experience relevant to this position.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA