Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Philadelphia


Vice Chair for Education - Associate Professor AC

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Dec 2, 2019
Close Date:
Dec 2, 2021
The Department of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks an exceptionally talented and qualified Vice Chair for Education at the Associate Professor rank in the non-tenure academic clinician track. Expertise is required in the specific areas of oversight and leadership for the clinical operations of all educational programs in the department, including GME, UME, and fellowship programs; ability to expand non-ACGME fellowship programs in administration and education; recruiting under-represented minority candidates into training programs; supporting educational scholarship; and meeting budgetary goals for education related operations. Applicants must have an M.D. degree or equivalent. Board-eligible or board certified in Emergency Medicine.

The Vice Chair will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic, financial, and operational plans for the education mission in conjunction with Department Chair.

Teaching responsibilities may include outstanding teaching skills with demonstrated excellence in the bedside clinical teaching of emergency medicine residents and students. Additional teaching responsibilities include lectures, journal clubs, case conferences, simulation teaching, small group discussions, and others. Enthusiasm and dedication to educating our residents and students is highly valued in our department.

Clinical responsibilities may include outstanding clinical care to emergency department patients in one or more of our three city hospitals: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Patients seen in our EDs include high acuity, complex patients, as well as patients with less acute illnesses and injuries. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Candidates should be residency-trained and board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and have prior leadership experience such residency program director or director of an emergency medicine clerkship. The candidate should have a track record of successfully managing teams and projects. The ideal candidate will have advanced training in education (e.g. MSE, fellowship training) and have a national reputation for education scholarship.

Candidates will have an established area of concentration in medical education, simulation, and other EM-related sub-specialties. Promotion on the academic clinician track requires excellence in clinical care, teaching in the candidate’s selected area of concentration, as well as sustained professionalism.

Penn Medicine is a world class academic institution with superb clinical facilities and programs, the number three ranked medical school in the nation is a rich and collegial research environment. All medical students from the University Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine rotate through a mandatory emergency medicine clerkship in their 2nd or 3rd year, and emergency medicine is among the most popular residency choices among graduating students.

Penn Medicine is comprised of three hospital emergency departments and observation units (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania- HUP; Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center-PPMC; and Pennsylvania Hospital-PAH) with a combined annual emergency department census of 150,000 visits. Each site has a unique, diverse, highly acute patient population consisting of local and referral patients. Additionally, Penn Medicine also collaborates with the Emergency Departments at Lancaster General Hospital, Chester County Hospital and Princeton Medical Center.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has a 4 year, highly successful, academically oriented residency program with 46 residents, multiple fellowships, and several nationally acclaimed research programs. There are over 90 faculty across the three primary academic sites and there are close academic affiliations and programmatic alliances with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Department has active collaborations with other University of Pennsylvania Centers and schools such as the Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation, Wharton Business School, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Care Economics, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics among others.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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