Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education

PhD Educator, the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

 Main duties include operational requirements in oversight and management of three primary areas: the Masters and PhD program in Health Professions Education (HPE); the Long-Term Career Outcome Study (LTCOS), which comprises a group of senior investigators and deans at our institution; educational research studies that pertain to these areas that span UME and GME.


  1. Serves as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education (HPE), and as such, is responsible for teaching, research, and administrative duties.
  2. Mentors and advises HPE learners on a variety of research projects that are expected to result in peer-reviewed publications.
  3. Teaches graduate courses in HPE including curriculum design and development efforts.
  4. Participates in professional, university, and departmental service activities.
  5. Conducts own program(s) of research resulting in peer-reviewed publications, presentations and grants.
  6. Prepares, writes, and edits texts, articles, monographs, and other materials for use in the HPE courses of study and for research purposes.
  7. Determines educational program requirements, ascertains the availability of logistical support, and advocates verbally and in writing for needed resources.
  8. Represents the University at national and international professional meetings and conferences, and participates in meetings and panel discussions at other institutions. 
  9. Represents HPE on national and international committees, editorial boards and other scholarly outlets.
  10. Maintains professional contacts with other medical schools and professional organizations throughout the country to locate and exchange information of mutual interest.
  11. Participates in the identification of national and international research, teaching, and leadership opportunities.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative methods and analysis; track record of successful research advising, teaching, and scholarship in educational settings. Advanced background in quantitative methods is especially desirable. Familiarity with the structure and culture of military medicine and military hospitals is desirable.  Candidates with experience teaching graduate courses in HPE topics such as assessment, learning theory and educational research methods is highly desirable. The successful candidate will show the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded program of research in HPE and have experience planning, writing, and implementing grant proposals. Candidates with a track record of funding in education/medical education are desirable.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Minimum of Ph.D. in a social/behavioral science, education, sociology, or related field, plus substantial experience in an academic environment.

Minimum Experience:  2-4 years of related experience.

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