Chair, Department of Pathology

Morgantown, West Virginia
Jun 28, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

West Virginia University is seeking an exceptional leader for the Chair of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine (PALM) at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) in Morgantown, WV. Applicants must have a vision for the future of medical education, the discovery of knowledge, and high performing patient centered care. 

The PALM Department is composed of four subsections: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Anatomy and Professional Programs (MT, HT, PA), with almost 40 faculty and 15 Residents/Fellows. The clinical division is integral to the provision of laboratory services for patients in north central West Virginia. The clinical division provides education to medical students in several preclinical courses. The Department engages in global education programs for pathology residents and pre-residency scholars. The Division of Professional Programs education has robust programs in Medical Laboratory Sciences and trains medical technologists, histotechnologists and pathologists’ assistants. The Division of Anatomy provides anatomy instruction to multiple HSC education programs, as well as management of the Human Gift Registry. Duties of the new Chair will be to provide strategic leadership and direction in all aspects of the Department. He/she will also bring proven leadership skills to the position, will have a strong sense for how to manage all organizational missions, will have the ability to lead through change in a collegial manner, and be able to successfully leverage the many collaborative opportunities that exist. 

The mission of the WVU School of Medicine (SOM) is to improve the health of West Virginians through the education of health professionals, basic/clinical scientific research, research in rural healthcare delivery, and the provision of direct and supportive healthcare. The School is supported in this mission by our state’s flagship academic medical center that provides tertiary and quaternary care through a multispecialty practice plan and our campus hospitals with 645 beds. WVU Hospitals has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top performer in the state, and our medical campus includes Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Children’s Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and Chestnut Ridge Center psychiatric facility. WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals was ranked the sixth top academic medical center out of more than 200 participating organizations and received Vizient’s 2016 Quality Leadership Award for superior performance. 

The PALM Department works with a number of regional campuses, both clinically and academically, across a rapidly growing WVU Health System. In addition to providing services at the flagship academic medical center, the PALM Department provides full-time coverage at six community hospitals. WVU Health System is a vibrant and growing organization with multiple expansion opportunities in the state and region. 

WVU is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling 30,000 students in 113 degree programs and is classified “R1” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Research University (Highest Research Activity). The HSC includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health, each with their own educational and research programs. The campus includes a number of new or recently updated research facilities, including a NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute to drive biomedical research across the state of West Virginia. The medical campus also boasts a state of the art simulation and clinical training center. 

The HSC and WVU Medicine is in a period of sustained growth in the fields of teaching, clinical care, and research. Investments are being made in our faculty and facilities with over 100 new positions currently being recruited and more than $250 million in capital projects planned or under construction. Morgantown, a growing community in WV, has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent healthcare, low unemployment and crime rates, and many recreational opportunities. It is also within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. 





 The position requires an individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, clinical expertise, demonstrated scholarship, at least two years of administrative experience, and a commitment to service, teaching, and research. Applicants must hold a MD or MD/PhD degree and be eligible for Associate or Full Professorship at West Virginia University in a clinical or tenure track (preferably at the rank of Professor), have completed an accredited ACGME residency program and be currently certified by the American Board of Pathology in either Anatomic or Clinical Pathology. 

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Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be processed until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Search Committee Chair, Mathis Frick, MD at: 

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 

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