Cancer Center Jobs

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

March 1, 2022
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Advancing a culture of inclusion and innovation is a team effort, and as a formal pillar in our strategic plan requires a dynamic, collaborative leader to oversee these efforts across our healthcare, academic, and research missions. To further this goal, the Knight Cancer Institute has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This faculty leader will bring a deep commitment and experience to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts already underway and will guide the development of innovative policies and programs to further diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism across missions.

• Addressing healthcare disparities, the AD of DEI will partner closely with cancer service line leaders to identify health disparities in our cancer population and develop strategies to promote improved outcomes, health equity, diversify our patient base, and establish clinical trial cohorts. 
• Enhancing academic programs, the AD of DEI will partner closely with educational leaders across the cancer institute, School of Medicine Dean’s Office, and the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) to build and sustain diverse, inclusive, and equitable educational programs and to train the next generation of cancer researchers and providers to embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism principles throughout their professional career. 
• Enhancing research activities, the AD of DEI will partner closely with basic, clinical, and translational researchers to improve understanding of unique disparities present in our population and guide researchers in utilizing culturally appropriate strategies for community engagement and participation in all facets of our research. 
• Supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, the AD of DEI will partner closely with cancer institute leadership and human resources to recruit, hire, retain, develop and advance a diverse, culturally competent learning community and workforce. The AD of DEI will also partner to use institutional resources, programs, and training offered by the SOM and CDI. 
• As a leader in our community, the AD of DEI will build and enhance community, academic, and business partnerships to engage diverse communities in the achievement of the Knight Strategic Plan and the Knight Guiding Principles. The plan development will be led in alignment with the SOM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Plan and framework as led by the SOM Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 
Qualifications: 
Faculty candidates (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) must be at the Associate level or higher. 
Faculty-level physician-researcher with experience in cancer disparities, health equity research, and expertise in cancer care delivery in underserved populations.
Clinical and/or laboratory-based investigators are both encouraged to apply. 

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