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Indians into Medicine Co-Director

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: Description

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Assistant/Associate Professor, Scientist Scholar & Indians into Medicine Co-Director, Position #00014548

Duties & ResponsibilitiesIndians into Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual to serve as Co-Director. This position will participate in the instruction of Indigenous Health Courses at the graduate level, both master’s and doctoral, in addition to clinical instruction upon approval and credentials. This position will work closely with the INMED Director, INMED Staff, Tribal Advisory groups, and constituencies. INMED is an integral part of UND SMHS and maintains close relationships with area tribes and with several national education organizations. An all-American Indian board, the INMED Tribal Advisory Board, represents American Indian populations and assists in developing INMED philosophies and priorities. This position will work in close collaboration with the Director and other faculty and staff to advance INMED. The INMED Co-Director will assist in fostering a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus climate. This is a 12-month position, and the initial percent effort distribution is:

35% Co-Director/Administration
30% Research/Scholarly Activity
20% Teaching/advising
15% Service

Core Administration

    Champion INMED goals and programs; promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UND SMHS. Develop and implement new INMED funding and initiatives, promote and support expansion and inclusion. Build strong relationship with academic sites to promote clinical and research learning opportunities for INMED students at all academic levels. Participate heavily in MD admissions process, driving INMED goals and assisting in setting standards, rubrics, and thresholds.  Maintain strong relationships with admissions officials and staff. Maintain and strengthen relationship with INMED satellite program at USD.Participate in Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, assist with planning and implementation of pre-clinical and clinical phases of MD curriculum to promote a fair and inclusive educational process.Contribute to student mentoring and programmatic problem-solving.Coordinate with INMED staff and Program Manager to further INMED goals and initiatives.Serve as faculty advisor for ANAMS MD student group.
Teaching & Advising

UND Indigenous Health MPH Courses are taught in both synchronous and asynchronous/online formats, and the Indigenous Health PhD curriculum is offered primarily in a synchronous format using distance technologies (i.e., Zoom). MD courses are offered in an on-campus, in-person, synchronous format. The Co-Director will teach or co-teach courses in the MPH and/or PhD programs as well as teaching medical students on topics of diversity and inclusion, depending on areas of expertise. The Director will also advise MPH, PhD, and M.D. students.  Incumbent will expect to mentor MPH and PhD students and serve as an academic advisor.


The Co-Director will build a portfolio of research based around Indigenous Health and clinical education. The Co-Director will also collaborate with Indigenous health faculty on developing externally funded projects based on the Co-Director’s areas of professional expertise. 


Service activities may include service to the profession, university, or school.  School and university service may include participating in committees, and service to the profession may include serving on appropriate boards and coalitions designed to advance Indians Into Medicine and the goals of the larger Indigenous Health Department. May have extensive speaking and presentation commitments as part of the wider awareness and expansion efforts associated with the Department of Indigenous Health.

Minimum Requirements
    Terminal degree in Medicine, Public Health, Education, or related field (MD/DO/PhD/Psy.D).Demonstrated experience in higher education and educational program development.Demonstrated experience working with American Indian/Alaska native Allied Health students and/or undergraduates.Experience teaching at the graduate or professional school level.Established track record of external funding.Valid driver’s license.Successful completion of criminal history record check. 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Advanced credential in Education, Administration, or related fieldTwo or more years of leadership experience in Indigenous-focused programming and Higher Education.Training and skillsets required to develop curricula and to teach at various academic levels.Direct experience working with tribal, rural, or other indigenous populations. Demonstrated success in developing and nurturing relationships across tribal, academic, clinical, and administrative silos.American Indian/Alaska Native preference per PL94-437.
Minimum Hiring SalaryAssistant/Associate Professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications, $115,000+ based on education and experience

Work Schedule/Start DateTwelve-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)

To ApplyMust apply online and application must include the following materials:

1.  Current curriculum vita

2.  Letter of interest

3.  Contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin 8/23/2021.  Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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