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Foundational Science Educator- KP School of Medicine- Pasadena, CA

Company: KAISER
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

Please submit a full Curriculum Vitae and a statement outlining previous medical school educational experience, major teaching interests, and philosophy of teaching.

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 Exceptional Foundational Scientists and the physicians of The Permanente Medical Group while immersed in Kaiser Permanente - one of 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 School of Medicine.

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 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. By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente 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 new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine is seeking applicants for Foundational Science Educators to join a multi disciplinary team of faculty and staff in developing curriculum and teaching concepts related to their discipline which are fundamental to the practice of medicine. Selected applicants will collaborate with other Foundational Science and Clinical faculty to integrate and reinforce concepts throughout the four year curriculum, serve as a content expert in developing specific educational and assessment materials to be delivered in a variety of student-centered and online pedagogies, and serve as a facilitator for small group learning.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (KPSOM) is hiring an experienced health science educators, at all academic levels for the position of Foundational Science Educator. Because there will be no tenured positions, faculty will receive multi-year contracts after a probationary period

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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 foundational 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.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • 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 foundational medical science OR eight (8) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:

  • 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

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred content areas in Physiology/Pathophysiology

  • 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

    Keywords: KAISER, Pasadena, Foundational Science Educator- KP School of Medicine- Pasadena, CA, Healthcare, Pasadena, California

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