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Health Systems Science Faculty (Open Rank) - Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 919308 Date posted: 06/04/2021

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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

The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Health Systems Science (academic rank to be determined based on eligibility).  We are seeking faculty members interested in developing a highly innovative world-class medical school, supporting creation of its educational curriculum, research enterprise, infrastructure, and processes.

The Department of Health Systems Science has two missions: 1) To give medical students a foundation in patient safety, quality, value, social determinants of health, community and population health, and health policy that will help them become change agents in their professions; and 2) To pursue a broad health scholarship agenda that will increase health and health equity through systems innovation and redesign.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Engage in a mix of pedagogical and scholarly activities.

  • Collaborate across the foundational, clinical, and health systems science departments to integrate and reinforce concepts throughout the four-year curriculum.

  • Provide content expertise for specific educational and assessment materials delivered through a variety of student- centered pedagogies.

  • Serve as facilitators in small-group and team-based learning.

  • Engage in scholarly activities in both clinical and community settings, including health services and health-related social sciences research; improvement and implementation research; health-related program and policy development and evaluation; and educational scholarship.

  • Pedagogical and scholarly duties, expectations, and resources will be individually developed based on evolving faculty interests and skills as well as departmental priorities and needs.

Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Education
  • MD, PhD, other doctoral degree, or comparable degree.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated scholarly experience in anthropology, design, economics, health services, law, management, medical education, psychology, public affairs, public health, sociology, statistics, or systems engineering.
  • Demonstrated outstanding teaching abilities and commitment to teaching.
  • Demonstrated strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service in disadvantaged communities.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • May not concurrently hold a postdoctoral appointment or participate in a training program.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specific experiences in leading curriculum design and development, student and course evaluation, student assessment, and curriculum mapping with respect to competencies and milestones.
  • Knowledge and experience with various teaching methodologies such as problem-based learning, team-based learning, case-based learning, technology-assisted learning, and flipped classrooms.
  • Experience with accreditation of medical education programs.
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,KP School of Medicine Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Med Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time 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.

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