Junior Faculty Diversity Award

The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine is excited to announce the Junior Faculty Diversity Award! This is a unique faculty development award designed to support new junior faculty in the Division and enhance the diversity of our workforce. The goal is to provide additional funding for junior faculty to support career growth and promote academic activities within the Division.

The Award will provide the selected candidate with an additional 15% academic salary support in his/her first two years (roughly $30,000/year). This additional support (which is on top of the normal 22% protected salary) can be used to focus on any facet of hospital medicine of interest to the candidate, such as quality improvement, medical education, research, informatics, social medicine, or clinical excellence. The selected faculty member may choose to focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, but are not required to do so.

There will be two awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. We believe it is essential to enhance the diversity of the Division and we define diversity broadly as race, culture, religion, mental or physical abilities, age, gender, sexual orientation, distance traveled, life experiences, and first generation professional.

Prospective faculty members can apply for the Diversity Award once they have received a job offer for an academic hospitalist position within the Division. To apply, please submit a one-page letter of intent to [email protected] outlining how you would use the additional academic time to enhance your career. You will have two weeks to submit your letter of intent. Awards will be distributed in a “rolling” fashion to the most qualified applicants.