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Assistant / Associate Professor of Pathology

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Pathology Department

Job Title: Assistant / Associate Professor of Pathology
Reference Code: R-0000576
Job Location: Joplin , MO
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-02-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant / Associate Professor of Pathology
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

As an integral part of the faculty of KCU, the Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology supports a successful, ongoing program of pathology education, aligned with the University’s mission to improve the well-being of the communities we serve. This person provides innovative and effective teaching designed for optimal learning of medical students in the basic science of clinical medicine – pathology.

This position contributes to the discipline of pathology and the University through scholarly work, and participates in service activities which support a diverse and inclusive collegial environment.



  • Supports the educational precepts of active, adult learning in an application-based, modified systems KCU-COM curriculum
  • Fully participates in the teaching activities of the department including the delivery of lectures and CIS (clinical integration) sessions in both large and small group settings
  • Properly assigns required student reading assignments
  • Comprehensively develops ancillary educational pathology materials including learning objectives and PowerPoint slides for posting on student sites
  • Develops written patient cases for application exercises of differential diagnosis for diseases, disorders and neoplasms in interactive settings utilizing appropriate technology (CIS)
  • Submits items/cases for student testing and fully participates in developing challenging but fair examinations
  • Works with University assessment in analyzing examination statistics and student performance
  • Assists other departments in delivering/developing educational experiences and carrying out scholarly work


  • Attends review meetings as related to course work re: learning objectives and examination item reviews
  • Supports multi-campus educational integration efforts and works with University technology experts to deliver professional and effective presentations
  • When functioning as a course director, works effectively with administrators and phase directors for smooth, professional delivery of a course to include the production of syllabi, monitoring of faculty course-related obligations and scheduling/attendance at review meetings
  • When functioning as a course director, introduces new and adjunct faculty and monitors course faculty presentations in terms of appropriate topics as scheduled and time parameters
  • Functions as a student mentor and advisor
  • Makes him- herself regularly available to meet with students to address concerns and academic issues
  • Serves on University committees and otherwise assists with administrative tasks

Scholarly Activity

  • Maintains a personal pathology knowledge base by participating in internal and external learning opportunities and remains current/conversant with major issues as they affect the scientific precepts/basis of pathology, and pathology teaching
  • As possible and appropriate, contributes to educational research endeavors especially as they relate to pathology teaching in the medical school setting
  • As possible, contributes to the field via original scholarly work

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Education
  • DO or MD from an accredited institution, with residency training in pathology (AP/CP preferred), and board certification preferred
  • Significant practice experience and/or teaching experience at the medical school level is preferred

    Skills and Abilities

    • Should have excellent communication skills, including public speaking and interpersonal skills in dealing with faculty, students, and staff
    • Fundamental classroom teaching skills are essential
    • Fundamental computer literacy and basic skills are necessary
    • It is necessary to have the effective ability to lead large and small medical student groups focused upon active, adult learning rather than passive instructor teaching
    • Must be able to explain key ideas and central concepts of pathology clearly
    • Must be able to organize effective teaching and interactive case-based sessions in pathology education
    • Must be able to author patient cases that illustrate the key ideas, central concepts and requisite differential diagnoses of diseases, disorders and neoplasms in pathology teaching
    • Must be able to deliver effective, interactive, case-based sessions emphasizing key concepts, problem-solving and differential diagnosis
    • Should be able to author examination items and cases in constructions typically utilized in medical student teaching, similar to national board formatting
    • Should have strong intellectual ability, patience and discretion
    • Should have excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented, enjoy working with colleagues in other disciplines, be a self-starter and educational innovator
    • A basic knowledge and ability to utilize PowerPoint effectively is highly desirable
    • A willingness to develop other value-added educational resources in the digital age is highly desirable

Information and Application Process Instructions

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