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Social Determinants of Health Education Director, College of Medicine

University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

The UC Colleges of Medicine and Nursing are seeking applications for a dually appointed Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Education Director, beginning during the summer 2023 term. The SDH Education Director is a role that reviews alignment of the curricula with key content that is expected to be integrated longitudinally and vertically throughout the curricula. Specific areas of focus include: 1) Examination of the longitudinal curricular thread on SDH and societal issues to make suggestions for improvement (e.g., Is the content accurate? Is the content integrated throughout the entirety of the curricula and across programs?), 2) Examination of curricular content (PPTs, lectures, assessment methods, exam questions) to identify and address issues of implicit bias, stereotypes, and inequities regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. in collaboration with course directors, course managers, and instructors.

The ideal SDH Education Director will be committed to strategies that promote curricula that are inclusive and intentionally incorporates social determinants of health. The individual should also be committed to supporting a learning environment that fosters the success of students of diverse backgrounds and those underrepresented in the nursing and medicine.

The responsibilities of this position are aligned with the initiatives of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Medical Association Center for Health Equity, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.

This is a 12-month position that will support 30-50% FTE with the potential for renewal. For 9-month faculty, a summer stipend is available. The anticipated start date is flexible.

This position offers robust research opportunities in the areas of social determinants as it relates to education outcomes, inclusive pedagogy, and assessment strategies. Several multidisciplinary research interest groups in these areas exist across the colleges including an established community of practice with external institutions providing opportunities to advance one’s program of research.

This individual will report to the Associate Dean for Medical Education in the College of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Community Impact in the College of Nursing.

Please note only UC employees can apply.

The position allows for hybrid schedule and offers flexibility in work hours.

Essential Functions
  • Collaborate with faculty and course directors/managers on developing a review strategy using tools to self-evaluate inclusion of social determinants and identifying bias and discrimination in course content.
  • Provide recommendations to faculty on resources, tools, and teaching and assessment approaches with attention to cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
  • Collect feedback and input from students on inclusion of social determinants of health throughout the curricula as well as the teaching and learning environments.
  • Conduct an analysis of where social determinants of health are being taught throughout the curricula and across programs. Identify opportunities for enhancing integration of social determinants of health throughout the continuum. Ensure inclusion of diverse patient populations throughout the curricula.
  • Provide guidance to the college leadership and curriculum governing bodies on opportunities to enhance the curricula.
Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

Academic positions will require specific educational credentials and experience related to the program for which the position is responsible.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Master’s Degree
  • Terminal degree in any field
  • Previous experience in diversifying curricula and supporting equitable and inclusive teaching and learning environments.
  • Experience in curriculum design and faculty development.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process

    Please submit an online application and submit the following:

    • Statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) that describes your commitment to supporting student success, experience with diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environments, and your interest in this role.
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Letter of support from your Department Chair (if applicable).

    Please use the Additional Documents option as needed for these documents.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

    REQ: 92314


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