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Faculty & Leadership Positions in Health Equity & Community Engagement

Job ID 140155BR Date posted 05/06/2021
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Full Time
  • Quantitative Health Sciences
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Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is ranked by Newsweek as the number one hospital in the world and has consistently been ranked the #1 hospital in the U.S. The Mayo Clinic features a culture of innovation and collaboration that drives research breakthroughs in prevention, screening, and treatment with a commitment to improve health in our communities across its locations in the Midwestern US (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa), Arizona (Phoenix/Scottsdale), and Florida (Jacksonville), and at international locations. In 2019, the Mayo Clinic coalesced established programs in health equity and community engagement to establish the Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research (CHCR). The vision of the CHCR is to transform communities for everyone to achieve the highest possible level of wellbeing and health. The Center’s mission is to build on Mayo Clinic’s values and resources to create innovative solutions that advance health equity, locally and globally. The CHCR serves as an innovation platform to harness and coalesce academic and community resources in four core strategic areas:
  • Impact: Accelerate the impact of Mayo Clinic’s resources and scientific discoveries in rural and urban populations that are socially/economically disadvantaged through research in high-priority areas
  • Engagement and partnership: Engage diverse communities and populations to foster cross-sector partnerships to transform health in all social, cultural, and economic contexts
  • Policy: Advance policies and programs on health equity for sustainable solutions for social and structural barriers to health
  • Train and educate: Foster the environment to enable top talent in health equity and community engagement to flourish in internal and external collaborations
The CHCR serves as the research hub for health equity and community engagement at the Mayo Clinic, including the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS). It works closely with institutional leaders across research, education, and patient care at each Mayo site. As part of a commitment against racism, the Mayo Clinic has committed $100 million over 10 years to support the growth and development of diversity, inclusion, and equity programs, including new research positions, to establish Mayo Clinic as a leader in health equity. In that spirit, Mayo Clinic seeks national leaders in health equity-related disciplines to lead efforts to accelerate impact with our unique communities and partners across the three campuses in the United States and beyond.

Mayo Clinic campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System encompass five states in three U.S. regions. The diverse geographies vary in racial and socioeconomic composition and community partners offering unparalleled opportunities for impact in Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American communities and in rural and urban populations. Candidates are encouraged to express preferences related to which campus(es) (MN, AZ or FL) would best fit their requirements, recognizing that the CHCR is an enterprise-wide center that draws on research talent, patients, and technologies from all campuses.

Mayo Clinic is renowned for its extensive resources that support research, education, and patient care. A single electronic health record system enables access to patient information and electronic data from any location. Applicants can consult the Mayo Clinic and the CHCR websites to gain knowledge about resources and complementary programs.

Position description
The CHCR is recruiting three institutionally-supported faculty positions (Ph.D, M.D., or equivalent) to serve as Associate Directors on the Rochester, Arizona, and Florida campuses who will report to the Director of CHCR. Successful candidates are expected to be at the Associate or Full Professor level, to have track record in peer-reviewed extramural funding (including federal grants/contracts), to lead their own cutting edge research program, and to provide leadership and direction for the health equity and community engagement research program in collaboration with other leaders at each campus. Appointments will include substantial, long-term research support, technical and computational resources, center resources as Associate Director, and a highly competitive compensation package with exceptional benefits. Academic rank, salary, and start-up package will be commensurate with experience.

  • Develop and implement innovative models to accelerate integration of communities across the clinical and translational science continuum in both cancer and non-cancer-related areas, leveraging internal, extramural, and community resources.
  • Assure integration of community members and strategic partners and stakeholders in our catchment area and beyond, in our research in collaboration with clinical and educational partners.
  • Oversee local and regional efforts and collaborate with institutional teams and strategic partners to increase the diversity of research participants, leveraging Mayo Clinic’s 2030 strategy.
  • Partner as the site-based leader in institutional efforts to create the environment for diverse health equity talents to flourish, including recruitment, retention, training and mentoring.
  • Increase the engagement of scientists across the translational continuum (from basic scientists to community scientists) with the community.
  • Enable all CHCR infrastructure, specialized workforces, and programs to ensure optimal technical performance, sustained achievement, and integration with Mayo Clinic priorities.


The ideal candidate will be an established scholar with a track record in managing multidisciplinary biomedical enterprises with the following broadly-defined credentials:
  • Doctoral level degree in a relevant discipline including social science, basic science, epidemiology, health services research, and clinical research.
  • Expertise in health equity and community engaged research or related areas.
  • Record of multidisciplinary team science and collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication/dissemination of research findings.
  • Evidence of leadership in academia, success in mentoring, and program building.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • National or international reputation to be appointed to the rank of associate professor or professor (tenure equivalent).

License or certification

Should include a cover letter, CV with bibliography, a statement of research interests, and any campus preference.

Benefits eligible

Full Time


Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.
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