CMS Seeks Senior Director for its IMS Program

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The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), one of the oldest and most respected simulation organizations in the world, is seeking a clinician-educator to fill the position of Senior Director of its Institute for Medical Simulation program (IMS). IMS is the faculty development and instructor training program within CMS. The Senior Director of the IMS is responsible to help CMS achieve its overall mission and goals by advancing the IMS and by developing successful, sustainable and impactful programs to prepare healthcare leaders, teams and educators who use simulation as a teaching, learning and preparation modality.

The principal emphasis of this position will be to lead, develop and support IMS’ offerings, which are designed to develop simulation leaders and educators worldwide. The successful candidate will be expected to lead and support faculty within the program as well as outward-facing activities to engage health professions leaders and educators world-wide via research and publications and presence in Free Open Access media.  The IMS Senior Director leads in-person and on-line curriculum development and research within CMS’ interest areas of interprofessional education, debriefing and instruction in the simulation environment, and related topics. S/he will, as needed, develop, support, and promote a wide array of simulation-based faculty development efforts provided by the CMS.

This position is expected to be a promotion track faculty position at the Harvard Medical School, at the Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. Qualified candidates must have experience in teaching healthcare educators of various disciplines in the design and debriefing of simulation-based learning experiences and have experience in conducting research related to the same. The successful candidate will have had experience in applied learning of the type used in the Institute of Medical Simulation’s offerings and with international simulation and associated professional societies. Requirements include: an MD and/or a PhD in education or a relevant behavioral science.

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CMS is a collaborative effort of the hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School. CMS faculty are employed via the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and its physicians’ organization, the MGPO.  CMS provides a broad range of consulting, faculty development, and simulation-based training programs to physicians and other health care providers.  Using applied learning, team collaboration and reflecting on practice, CMS develops programs to implement its mission of improving safety, quality, and education in healthcare.  CMS and the MGPO and are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should provide via email a cover letter specifying their qualifications and interest and a CV to Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Executive Director Emeritus & Senior Fellow, CMS,