The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for the position of the Director of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP). Consistently ranked among the leading public health graduate schools in the United States, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (SPH) has a 65-year legacy of achievement in helping people live healthier lives in a safer world. Established scholars whose research has illuminated areas such as the intersection of medicine, public health, medical education, social epidemiology or disparities and health will be considered. This position is available at the Associate or Full Professor level in the title series of Professor in Residence or Professor of Clinical X. In addition, the School of Public Health seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We are seeking candidates with strong administrative skills in addition to intellectual leadership and vision. Anticipated start date is July 2015, or sooner. The initial review date is September 30, 2014. Please apply by this date to receive full consideration. This position will remain open until filled.
BACKGROUND The UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (the only medical school in the United States embedded in a school of public health) is an innovative program between the SPH and the UCSF School of Medicine. Students receive a UC, Berkeley MS degree in Health and Medical Sciences and an MD from UCSF. The JMP provides both medical and graduate training including: a) an entirely case-based, problem-based pre-clinical education; b) community-based clinical skills training; and c) a master’s level graduate education in the humanities, social sciences, public health, biological sciences, or other scientific and engineering disciplines. The program aims to shape physicians who are rigorously trained in basic and clinical sciences while encouraged to think outside the biomedical box to understand and address the behavioral, cultural, social, and policy context of the health of individuals and populations. We enjoy a supportive and equitable educational and scholarly community and program philosophy that values the input of students, staff and faculty at all levels.
MINIMUM/BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: ● An MD and/or PhD or equivalent by the time of application.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: ● Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated experience successfully leading a related program or center including a high level of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial responsibilities. ● Compiled a teaching and research record that demonstrates the highest level of scholarly achievement. ● Demonstrated strong leadership in higher education medical curriculum administration and medical pedagogy. ● Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education and particularly medical education for disadvantaged students.
DUTIES: ● Lead the Joint Medical Program on a forward-thinking course that will maintain the JMP’s educational excellence and innovation in medical education. ● Collaborate with the SPH and other Departments and Schools on both the Berkeley and UCSF campuses on ways to build on the local, national and international visibility of the program. ● Tap into the successes of the program and of students and graduates to increase external support for program and student activities. ● Collaborate with faculty colleagues from the Joint Medical Program, from other Divisions in the School of Public Health, other departments and schools on the Berkeley campus, and the University of California, San Francisco to develop research and training programs. Transdisciplinary work addressing medical education and/or human health would be particularly welcome. ● Teach courses in the medical curriculum and/or the SPH curriculum as appropriate to the candidate’s expertise, the needs of the program and the needs of the school. ● Serve as an advisor to students enrolled in the Masters and Doctoral programs in the School of Public Health and elsewhere on the Berkeley campus. ● Perform appropriate committee and professional service within and outside the University.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
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