Vice Chair of Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Rad: Admin
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory University Hospital
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Position involves clinical patient contact., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Discover Your Career at Emory University

Become a part of something special. Emory University is a leading academic institution that promotes excellence and attracts world-class talent. Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is committed to fostering a culture that is healthy and sustainable, and a supportive environment for our people to thrive throughout their careers. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community across our clinical, educational, and research missions.


The department’s 200+ faculty, 1000+ staff, and 130+ residents and fellows serve Emory Healthcare, Grady Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Clinical sites are in the metro Atlanta area, an incredibly diverse, vibrant, and growing community. Emory Radiology is a leader in innovative training and encompasses highly acclaimed educational programs. Our multidisciplinary research teams benefit from bridging academic programs and numerous closely aligned entities across Atlanta.


The Department of Radiology, together with Emory University School of Medicine, is fully committed to the shared values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff promoting a sense of inclusion and belonging for every member of our community. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best scholarship, teaching, and research.


Job Description:

Emory’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is seeking a visionary leader to be our next Vice Chair for Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach. The Vice Chair will serve on the department’s executive committee and will work to promote an inclusive and equitable culture and climate for the faculty, staff, and trainees in the department, health equity for the patients we serve, and outreach to the local and global community.


The Vice Chair for Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach will provide vision and leadership for the department’s journey of excellence toward a national model for advancing health equity, diversity, and an inclusive culture in the field of radiology. The Vice Chair will advise and work closely with the Chair to ensure implementation of best practices for promoting an inclusive and equitable culture and climate in the department, as experienced by faculty, staff, and trainees. The successful candidate will demonstrate integrity, strong leadership skills, emotional intelligence, empathy, and exercise cultural awareness.


The Vice Chair will be a member of the department’s Executive Committee, will lead/advise the department Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach Committee, and interface with Emory University School of Medicine’s (SOM) Diversity Council.  The Vice Chair will advance a department strategic plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach and develop, track, and communicate programmatic outcomes. They will work to identify sources of systematic bias, exclusion, and inequity in hiring, advancement, resources, and opportunity and will seek to remove such barriers, and collaborate with others to establish policies and procedures to address these barriers.


The faculty member serving as Vice Chair of Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach will be expected to dedicate 20% professional effort to the role.


Specific roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership, inspiration, and vision to advance Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach across the clinical, research, and teaching missions of the department, and promote equity in the healthcare delivered by the department.
  • Engage in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs to promote Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach in collaboration with the Chair, Radiology Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach committee, and the SOM.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, advocate, and resource for the department.
  • Promote awareness and action regarding bias, stereotyping, and microaggressions.
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Creative Services Team to disseminate information on Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach activities and communications, such as through the Rad Report and social media.
  • Promote the recognition and advancement of those typically under-represented in Medicine (URIM) and in Radiology.
  • Use institutional and departmental data to measure and benchmark Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach metrics. Set goals and track progress to promote accountability.
  • Lead collaboration to prepare an annual report on progress of Radiology Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach strategic initiatives.
  • Provide opportunities, sponsorship, and support for professional development, growth, and empowerment at all levels (faculty, staff, trainees).
  • Stay abreast of the best practices in Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach by attending institutional and national workshops and continuing education events.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold an MD or DO degree, be certified by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Nuclear Medicine and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted Georgia medical license.
  • Demonstrated leadership in equity, inclusion, diversity, and outreach.
  • Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and candidates at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks are preferred. 


Additional Skills and Abilities:

In this role, the Vice Chair will have the following Personal and Professional attributes:

  • An engaging and enthusiastic leadership style built upon a spirit of collaboration and teamwork, and support of others.
  • An ability to set high standards and continuously strive for collective excellence in clinical care, research, education, and advocacy.
  • The vision to create and implement a strategy to further build multidisciplinary relationships across a complex organization that encourages and develops collaborative research.
  • An ability to recruit, inspire and collaborate with a diverse group of team members.
  • A diplomatic, persuasive, and credible presence that builds trust and relates well to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Decision making processes driven by the highest personal and professional integrity.
  • An influencing management style that invites creative problem solving without authority.
  • An open and transparent communication style that welcomes differences.
  • A creative and innovative thinker, comfortable with thinking outside the box.
  • Skillful, balanced, and measured negotiation skills that support collegiality.
  • An ability to balance accountability while supporting a culture of risk taking and growth.
  • An ability to communicate with majority culture.
  • Ability to understand political challenges of diversity, align competing interests of multiple parties, and use conflict negotiation and coalition-building techniques to accomplish change.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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