Call for Applicants: CFAR Associate Director for Equity and Co-Director CFAR Mentoring Program

Dear CFAR community:

The UCSF-Gladstone CFAR is recruiting an Associate Director for Equity who will also serve as the CFAR Mentoring Program Co-Director in the Developmental Core. This person will have two primary roles: 1) To lead equity initiatives across the CFAR, including helping to increase and assure racial/ethnic diversity in the cohorts supported by the Clinical Core; and 2) To develop and implement CFAR’s new program in the Developmental Core to support mentees from underrepresented groups in biomedical research (particularly racial and/or ethnic minorities). These include designated peer support and leadership training lunches for URM early-stage investigators, as well as other activities as identified by target URM scholars (e.g., designated funding opportunities, assistance with diversity supplement applications, writing tutorials, etc.) In this latter role, this person will work closely with the Mentoring Program Director, Dr. Jonathan Fuchs, to coordinate the content of the overall CFAR mentoring program, including the monthly career development workshops, the annual research symposium, the annual leadership retreat, the lightning rounds sessions, and the CFAR mentor-mentee matched pairings. Salary support of 10% FTE (up to the NIH salary cap) will be provided.

The following qualities, skills, expertise, and qualifications are important in this role:

  • HIV/AIDS researcher with a track record of independent NIH-funded HIV research and publications in the field of HIV/AIDS
  • Interest in ensuring equitable representation of racial/ethnic minorities in HIV treatment and prevention research
  • Contributions in scholarship and research, teaching and service (e.g., mentoring, pedagogy, activism, recruitment, community action, research on issues related to diversity, social inequalities and social justice)
  • Familiarity with CFAR mentoring program and/or experience mentoring mentees from URM backgrounds
  • UCSF, Gladstone, SFDPH, Vitalant, SFVAMC appointment at the Assistant Professor level or above
  • MD, Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in relevant field
  • Collaborative, interdisciplinary mindset, team-oriented
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Diplomatic, strategic, and innovative thinker
  • Experience with research training, education, and curriculum development

URM investigators who fit the criteria above are encouraged to apply. If interested, applicants should submit their NIH Biosketch or CV as well as a cover letter addressing their interest in the position, their relevant research and mentoring experience, and discussing any other factors they think should be considered by the review committee. Applications are due COB Monday, October 21, 2019, and a decision will be made by mid-November. Please submit your application here:

Please send any questions about this opportunity to Monica Gandhi, Jonathan Fuchs, and Lauren Sterling.


Monica Gandhi, CFAR Director
Jonathan Fuchs, CFAR Mentoring Program Co-Director
Lauren Sterling, CFAR Associate Director