By joining the team that is designing and implementing the 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. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. The 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 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 and immersed in one the nation-s highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation-s diverse communities thrive. Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine at medschool.kp.org.
The Senior Scholar for Medical Education Research serve as a senior educational researcher on medical education in the Office of Research and Scholarship at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The Senior Scholar lead the development and implementation of a research program in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students at the School. The Senior Scholar is responsible for developing a strategic plan to conduct scholarly activities in medical education, with a special emphasis on curricular innovations on outcomes. In addition to the research program, the Senior Scholar serve as a key resource and mentor for faculty and students who are interested in pursuing research and scholarship related to medical education.
Develop a program of and conduct original research in medical education.
Disseminate research through national presentations and manuscript publications.
Procure external grants and contracts to support educational research activities.
Teach and mentor students and faculty (and potentially residents and fellows) in educational research and scholarship, including study design; analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; and dissemination of results.
Collaborate on research projects and provide guidance in research methodology and statistical analyses (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method) with other KPSOM faculty and students pursuing studies in medical education.
Minimum six (6) years of experience in health sciences education with direct involvement in educational research, program evaluation, and/or management of complex data.
PhD degree in educational measurement, cognitive psychology, educational psychology, health sciences education, statistics, psychology, sociology, or a related field, OR eight (8) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
A strong track record of grant-research and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to mentor health professions students (and potentially residents and fellows) and faculty in educational research and scholarship.
Ability to lead proposal writing for externally funded grants in support of the medical education research program.
Excellent interpersonal skills and written and spoken communication skills.
Knowledge of competency-based education, learner assessment, and curriculum design.
Leadership skills, including visioning, strategic planning, and performance appraisal.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.