Faculty Position: Inquiry and Evaluation Director l Apply by June 24, 2016

Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) is delighted to announce that we are recruiting an Inquiry and Evaluation Director.  PRIME-US is a five year curricular track at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF SOM) and the University of California, Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) designed for students who are committed to improving the health and healthcare of urban underserved communities. PRIME-US was founded as part of a statewide initiative in the University of California system to increase the diversity of the physician workforce and eliminate health and healthcare disparities in the racially, ethnically and culturally diverse state of California. The mission of PRIME-US is to nurture, support and equip medical students from diverse backgrounds to become physician leaders in underserved care. 

The Inquiry and Evaluation Director is a new .2 FTE faculty position for a faculty member at the Assistant or Associate level.  This faculty member will join a team of staff and faculty who are committed to health equity and mission-driven education, mentorship and scholarship. Specifically, the Inquiry and Evaluation Director, in collaboration with and supported by the PRIME-US leadership team, will lead the design and implementation of the PRIME-US Capstone course, develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation of PRIME-US, and contribute to the design of inquiry-based PRIME-US curriculum.  Please see the job description for details.

Interested faculty members should submit a statement of interest and CV to: PRIME-US Program Director, Leigh Kimberg, MD at Leigh.Kimberg@ucsf.edu and PRIME-US Administrative Program Director, Aisha Queen-Johnson, LCSW at Aisha.Queen-Johnson@ucsf.edu . The deadline for applying to this position is June 24, 2016.


Job Description and Requirements

Position: Inquiry and Evaluation Director, Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US)

Effort: 20%

Description: Assistant or Associate Professor with a demonstrated commitment to caring for underserved populations and experience working with medical students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in the following three areas: curriculum development; teaching and mentorship; and program evaluation. Candidates must also have strong communication and organization skills.

Deadline for Applications: June 24, 2016

Position Start Date: July 1, 2016

The School of Medicine invites faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to apply for a new position as the Inquiry and Evaluation Director of Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). PRIME-US is a five-year longitudinal track for medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program who are dedicated to working with urban underserved communities. The goal of PRIME-US is to prepare participating students for future leadership careers as clinicians, educators, researchers, and health advocates for underserved communities.

The Inquiry and Evaluation Director will work directly with the PRIME-US leadership team (Program Director, Administrative Director, Admissions and Outreach Director, JMP Site Director). The PRIME-US leadership team will support the Inquiry and Evaluation Director in fulfilling job responsibilities that include:

  • Contribute to the design of a PRIME-US inquiry-based curriculum and related project mentorship for first- and second-year PRIME students. For more information on UCSF's Bridges Curriculum inquiry initiative see: http://meded.ucsf.edu/bridges/inquiry-developing-habit-mind.
  • Design and implement the month-long fourth-year PRIME-US Capstone course. This course focuses on inquiry, community engagement and leadership.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan for PRIME-US.

The Inquiry and Evaluation Director will report to the PRIME-US Program Director, serve on PRIME-US Oversight Committee, and collaborate with UCSF School of Medicine leadership.

Required qualifications include:

  • A demonstrated commitment to caring for underserved populations
  • Experience working with learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in curriculum development, teaching, and mentorship
  • Experience in program evaluation
  • Strong communication and organization skills

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated program management skills
  • Formal training in program and/or project management
  • Experience with data analysis and statistical software
  • Direct experience with building and sustaining academic-community partnerships

Medical Education is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The educational community is committed to recruiting faculty that come from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in medicine and to increasing opportunities for junior faculty to develop their educator leadership skills.

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