Director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence


The Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, invites applicants to apply for an open-rank tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty positions for the Director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence. This faculty position with administrative duties is expected to involve 40-50% of the successful candidate's full-time effort, with the nature and structure of the complete appointment to be determined by agreement of the candidate and College of Medicine.

The Director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) provides leadership and oversight for the Center. The Director is responsible for the administration and execution of HCOE policies, programs, finances, and operations. The Director will facilitate a research environment which aims to train and aid College of Medicine faculty to identify, recruit, retain, and graduate Latinos in the health professions, and to expand educational opportunities for populations at the pre-college (K-12), undergraduate, and professional levels.

This positions carries responsibilities in research, teaching, administration, and service in medical or health professions education for applicants at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. This individual will provide leadership, direction, and overall management of the Hispanic Center of Excellence. This individual will actively engage federal, state, and local officials in public policy development and civic discourse on the future of health sciences careers and opportunities for Latino students. The Director will serve as liaison to university colleges, departments, campus offices and external public and private organizations regarding HCOE programs and funding.

DEPARMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION. The Department of Medical Education (DME) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is the oldest continuously operating department of medical education in the world, with a strong commitment to scholarship and leadership in the field. The work of DME faculty involves instruction, research, and service in the fields of health professions education, humanities, healthcare ethics, and Latino career development and support though the Hispanic Center for Excellence. Its core instructional efforts involve students in programs leading to the Ph.D., M.H.P.E. (Masters of Health Professions Education), M.P.S.L. (Masters of Patient Safety Leadership) and M.D. In the area of health professions education, the department engages in research, teaching, and service in such areas as curriculum design; program evaluation; instructional methods; assessment, measurement, and psychometrics; and others.

For additional information about the department, go to:

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO. Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation's top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).


  • A Ph.D. or MD with experience in health field and diversity-related programming, and direct experience working with underrepresented populations in an urban setting.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in managing academic support programs for Latinos in higher education.


Applicants should submit materials by April 1, 2021.

Faculty (Tenure/Open Rank):

Faculty (Non Tenure/Open Rank):

Applications should include:

1. A cover letter that includes information concerning how the applicant will further the university's goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment.
2. A complete curriculum vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three academic or professional references.
3. Statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda, of no more than one page each.

Please address inquiries to Professor Evelyn Figueroa at

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Any offer is contingent on University of Illinois System's evaluation of any documented findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.