Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine / Boston Medical Center


Boston, MA

Date Posted

December 14, 2023

Call for Applications for the role of BCRP Leadership in Equity and Advocacy (LEAD) Track Director

LEAD Director Roles and Responsibilities Document LINK

The Department of Pediatrics at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center is actively seeking a leader in medical education to assume the role of Leadership in Equity and Advocacy (LEAD) Associate Program Director of the Boston Combined Residency Program based at Boston Medical Center.  The Boston Medical Center LEAD Director will partner with the Program Director at Boston Medical Center to direct the LEAD track of the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP). The LEAD Director is a critical member and leader of the Department’s education team; they are responsible for overseeing curricular development and delivery, advocacy-focused skill-building, mentorship structures, community engagement opportunities, and educational innovation for the track.

Qualified candidates should be meet the qualifications for Associate or full Professor of Pediatrics or be an Assistant Professor with at least 3 years experience. Candidates must be board certified in pediatrics and may also have subspecialty expertise. They should possess a track record of successfully mentoring diverse faculty, trainees and staff and have demonstrated commitment to encouraging and respecting diverse perspectives and opinions.  Strong candidates will have documented expertise and accomplishments in health equity research, community engagement, and/or education.  We seek candidates who work collegially within a diverse environment and demonstrate a commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

The BCRP is dedicated to providing world-class clinical training that prioritizes clinical excellence, aligns to the interests and goals of each resident, fosters the acquisition and strengthening of leadership and advocacy skills, creates an environment conducive and supportive of scholarship and innovation, and optimizes the opportunity to advance the science of pediatrics through research. The BCRP believes that superb training promotes care that is patient and family-centered, longitudinal in perspective, collaborative, compassionate and humanistic, culturally competent, evidence-based, high-value, inter-professional, and innovative.

The Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center dedicates its service to children, adolescents and young adults in urban communities. The majority of families seen in the hospital come from underserved racial and ethnic minority populations and resources are largely directed at serving low-income families, immigrants, and the unhoused. The Department of Pediatrics believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our clinical, research and academic programs. We embrace a position of anti-racism and inclusivity. We believe that faculty diversity is essential to our delivery of care and is an integral component of faculty excellence and are committing to fostering an environment that is supportive and respectful.

Boston University Medical Campus is comprised of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Boston University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Academic rank and compensation will depend on qualifications and experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and current CV to and with the subject line “LEAD Director Application”.

Other questions and inquiries may be directed to

Christine C. Cheston, MD
Program Director | Boston Combined Residency Program | Boston Medical Center Karp Family Professor in Pediatrics | Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine |
Phone: 617-414-3571 (w) | Pager: 4841 (internal) | She/Her/Hers

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