Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine - Assistant Dean for Medical Education Research and Scholarship

CA, Pasadena

We are seeking an educational investigator with the vision and leadership skills to advance medical education research as our new medical school seeks to transform teaching and learning for the next generation of physicians. The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) aims to graduate students who will have the skills, capabilities, and resilience to lead the transformation of healthcare delivery in the U.S. The Assistant Dean for Medical Education Research and Scholarship will be an integral part of reaching this goal by leveraging collaboration with KPSOM educators and health systems science researchers, as well as national and international networks, to drive and evaluate educational innovations that will influence medical education nationally.

As one of the nation’s newest medical schools KPSOM is in a growth phase, having matriculated its first class in 2020. It has launched an integrated curriculum that uses a competency-based approach with an innovative coaching program, case-based classroom instruction utilizing interactive small group collaborative learning, early clinical experiences in a longitudinal integrated clerkship model, a longitudinal service-learning experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center, and a required scholarly project for all students.

The Assistant Dean will:

  • Lead the school in defining medical education research priorities.
  • Collaborate with school leaders to build a research program to evaluate and continually improve the outcomes of KPSOM’s programs, design and evaluate early innovations, and disseminate findings.
  • Engage KPSOM leaders, faculty and students, in a culture of innovation and improvement to answer key medical education research questions.
  • Serve as a mentor for faculty and students, and collaborate in other faculty development efforts to elevate their contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Catalyze research collaborations with medical education and health professions researchers across the country and around the world.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship and working in concert with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, the Assistant Dean will have the full support of the school’s leadership to shape the infrastructure, processes, and internal and external networks to ensure success. The ideal candidate will bring methodological expertise in cutting-edge educational research, have national recognition as a leader, or emerging leader, in the field signified by a substantial track record of scholarly activity in medical education research, mentorship experience, and at least six years of experience in health sciences education research and program evaluation.

A PhD or EdD in health sciences education, educational measurement, psychology (cognitive, educational or psychometric/quantitative), health services research, sociology, or a related field; or, an MD with a substantial track-record of related scholarly activity is required. Candidates should share a dedication to equity in medicine and medical education and have a clear record for advancing diversity and inclusion in academic institutions.

For more information, or to nominate a colleague for the position, please contact Jeff Schroetlin, Senior Partner with WittKieffer at jeffs@wittkieffer.com; or 630-575-6132.

The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.