Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Associate Director (faculty, 0.50-0.75 FTE)
The Center for Primary Care (Center) was founded in 2010 to strengthen primary care education and innovation at Harvard Medical School. Over the past 8 years, the Center has grown successfully by facilitating innovations in practices, conducting original research by studying exemplar primary care systems, launching new training programs, assisting with curricular change at HMS, supporting entrepreneurs in primary care delivery, and engaging students.
As the Center prepares for its next phase of growth and impact, it is recruiting an exceptional faculty member to join our team as Associate Director (AD). The AD will report to the Faculty Director (Director) of the Center for Primary Care and will work closely with the Director and Executive Director to refine and implement the Center’s strategy to meet the goals of Harvard Medical School as well as the local, national and global primary care community. The AD will also contribute to the career development of faculty and staff within the Center and help ensure a team-based, nimble, mission-driven culture with open communication, and shared responsibility for achieving the Center’s mission, goals and financial sustainability. The AD will focus her/his efforts on serving as faculty leader for the Center’s implementation science and systems transformation strategy, seeking grants and funding for novel research in delivery science, implementation and improvement, and developing a research plan for primary care implementation science and systems transformation.
Candidates should already hold, or be eligible for, a Harvard Medical School Faculty Appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates should actively practice in primary care and have experience mentoring students in an academic setting. She/he should have experience in medical home transformation, quality improvement methodologies, implementation science and/or leadership training for students and frontline primary care providers. Candidates should have a record of grant support or funded research and scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals, particularly in the areas of primary care transformation, implementation science, improvement methodologies or leadership development.
Successful candidates will have engaging interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal effectively with senior-level managers, clinicians, and a variety of key stakeholders including scientists, scholars, policymakers, and high-level leaders in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
For the full job description, please contact Catharine Smith, Executive Director, Center for Primary Care, Catharine_Smith@hms.harvard.edu
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
Primary care is the front line of medicine. It’s where relationships are forged and over the course of a lifetime of births, deaths, health, and illness, partnerships between patients and providers are formed.
At the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, we believe that the future of our health system will be built upon this strong foundation of primary care. This future demands not just physicians, but innovation, vision, and leadership from all members of the primary care team. At the Center, we are strengthening health systems through the transformation of primary care delivery, teams, and leaders.
Our mission has never been more critical. Today, our country is facing a primary care crisis with over sixty million Americans lacking adequate access to primary care.
By creating new approaches to care and training physicians and health care leaders, we will discover new opportunities for delivering outstanding primary care.
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