By joining the team that is designing and implementing Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. The School of Medicine team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.
The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is devoted first and foremost to offering an outstanding, forward-thinking medical education. Its curriculum is built on the three pillars of Biomedical Science, Clinical Science, and Health Systems Science. Students will think broadly about the ways care can be more effective for everyone and learn how to advocate for better health in homes, school, workplaces, neighborhoods, and society at large. The school will incorporate many of the most innovative and effective educational practices available today and will give students the opportunity to learn from the physicians and care teams in Kaiser Permanente’s integrated health care system. This approach will provide future physicians with the knowledge and skills to play key roles in the transformation of healthcare in our nation and help people from all backgrounds and settings thrive. Learn more at medschool.kp.org.
The position is designed for a master medical sciences educator (Associate or Full Professor) with a passion for teaching and learning. The expectation is that this position's primary function focuses on facilitating learning biomedical medical sciences. There is no expectation of medical science research. KP School of Medicine aims to deliver an innovative, integrated curriculum, utilizing technology-based instruction and evaluation, and small group learning. Candidates will be responsible for coordinating, developing, and teaching material throughout the four years of the curriculum. Biomedical Science content areas will include anatomy, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, histology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and neurosciences, as well as other biomedical medical sciences and clinical sciences. Selected individuals will also have administrative responsibilities including coordination with other content areas, generation of appropriate evaluation tools, student evaluation and interdisciplinary collaborations. The successful candidate must possess a strong passion for curriculum development and integration with the clinical sciences, creativity, experience working with technology, and a track record of collaboration.
Candidates will be responsible for coordinating, developing, and teaching material throughout the four years of the curriculum. Content areas may include some of the following: anatomy, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, histology microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and neurosciences, as well as other biomedical medical sciences.
Selected individuals will also have administrative responsibilities and be responsible for coordinating with other content area experts, generation of appropriate evaluation tools, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Minimum (5) years of experience within a medical school with demonstrated outstanding teaching abilities, specific experiences in leading curriculum design, curriculum development, student and course evaluation, assessment, and curriculum mapping with respect to competencies and milestones.
PhD or MD degree in a biomedical medical science OR eight (8) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. This is only required when there is an experience in lieu of requirement.
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Experience evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining an ongoing track record of professional and course continuous quality improvement.
Demonstrated ability to apply specific subject matter knowledge to the needs of a medical student as evidenced through student, peer or annual evaluations.
Experienced in applying the principles of learning and instructional design, adult learning theory, educational research, development of competency-based education, and assessment of student learning (skills, knowledge and attitudes) through course, module or new content development.
Excellent writing and teaching skills with a commitment to student success.
Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion of all people, inquiry, and scholarship.
Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking with the ability to take initiative and the willingness to learn.
A commitment to the unique values of the KP School of Medicine including diversity of person, thought, and innovation with a strong sensibility toward community and wellness.
Demonstrated ability to respond effectively and assertively to crises, workflow problems and conflicts.
Demonstrated experience of working with complex tasks that require meeting critical deadlines.
Commitment to a community focused on wellness and community support.
Knowledge and experience with various teaching methodologies such as problem based learning, team based learning, case based learning, technology assisted learning and flipped classroom
Experience with accreditation of medical education programs
Experience with technology-based instruction and evaluation
Ability to work collaboratively with project staff, faculty, and administration
Evidence of an established record of effective teaching, participation in faculty development, and a commitment to work productively in an inter-professional team.
Evidence of prior productive scholarly and creative activity is also desired
Record of medical education related scholarly activity
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente as part of one of the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. You’ll find support from your colleagues, who exemplify our commitment to champion equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our work. You’ll be a role model of professional excellence, integrity, and personal well-being for our medical students. Our school is located in sunny Pasadena, California.Our employees receive competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional development, growth and enrichment.