Co-Director, Institute for Excellence in Health Equity

New York City, New York
Apr 02, 2021
May 02, 2021
Full Time

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Institute for Excellence in Health Equity

Location: New York, New York

Open Date: Mar 8, 2021

The Institute for Excellence in Health Equity at New York University Langone Health and New York University Grossman School of Medicine seeks to recruit an established faculty member (Associate or Full Professor) to co-direct an innovative, high impact research program and join our dynamic and collaborative community. Our vision is to achieve excellence in health equity research, clinical care and medical education. Our mission is to make IEHE a leader in the development, implementation and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to advance excellence in health equity. NYULH has taken a comprehensive approach to healthcare disparities by making health equity a priority in our enterprise and in concert with our tripartite mission of research, clinical care, and medical education. The Institute is seeking a Co-Director with the leadership and strategic vision to take NYULH's current investments in health equity to a new level of excellence.

The IEHE will advance the mission of health equity across our entire healthcare system. To achieve our goal, IEHE will leverage existing academic talent across NYULH to create a culture of inclusive excellence through four pillars: research, medical education, clinical systems, and community engagement. Undergirding all four IEHE pillars is mentorship and leadership programs designed to advance the next generation of trainees and faculty focused on advancing excellence in health equity. Each pillar has a goal. The research pillar will impact national policy on health equity through research. The medical education pillar will advance undergraduate and graduate medical education in health equity research, and practice. The clinical systems innovation pillar will adapt NYULH delivery systems to achieve health equity outcomes, while the community engagement pillar will advance health equity programs in the communities we serve. The IEHE, founded on two core values of NYULH - Diversity and Excellence - will be a magnet for talent, and an incubator for world-class leadership and inclusive excellence in health equity through research, clinical care, and medical education.

As IEHE Co-Director the successful candidate will report to the Director and help him realize IEHE’s mission as well as provide leadership to advance the strategic planning of its four core pillars. IEHE Co-Director will help create a research environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and innovation, and build and enhance the quality and efficiency of IEHE’s scientific output. He or she will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, senior leadership within, and external to NYULH, in order to drive, support and model an inquisitive culture focused on innovative and high quality health equity research, medical education and clinical care. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a robust and extramurally funded program of research. He or she will be a vital member of several strategic committees at NYULH; and must have a broad skillset to navigate a highly complex organization. In addition to having the ability to collaborate in close partnership with NYULH leadership, he or she is expected to manage relationships across all faculty, trainees, and staff.

This position will hold an appropriate faculty appointment at NYU Grossman School of Medicine commensurate with candidate's experience.

Activities as Co-Director for IEHE would initially comprise a minimum of 40% effort and activities associated with start-up of personal research program and other faculty responsibilities comprising the remaining effort.

Outstanding benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; NYU tuition benefits for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to NYU recreation and cultural activities; and more!


Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and are expected to have a strong track record of research achievements, including a history of NIH funding and impactful publications. The successful candidate will have a national or international scholarly reputation in areas related to health equity, mechanisms to improve minority health in community and clinical care settings, and a demonstrated ability to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in a healthcare workforce. The IEHE Co-Director must have a demonstrated understanding of the unique challenges of historically excluded and under- represented groups within a medical school and healthcare setting, ability to productively manage and engage in difficult conversations as it relates to diversity, inclusion and discrimination, and also have knowledge of best practices for creating inclusive environments within an academic medical center.

Application Instructions

All application materials should be submitted electronically to:

The following application components are required: (1) a cover letter that includes a description of your most significant research accomplishment(s), (2) your curriculum vitae, (3) a concise research statement no more than three pages in length that describes your (a) goals/vision for a research program at NYU Langone Health / IEHE and (b) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals, and (4) the names and contact information for three referees.

Applications must be received by May 15th, 2021; complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.