Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

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Job Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 28893
Job Description

The School of Medicine at the University of Missouri, is soliciting applications from outstanding candidates for the position of Chair, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. The candidate selected will be charged with the growth and development of clinical, teaching, and research excellence in the Department. The Chair reports to the Dean and serves as the department’s academic and administrative leader, providing direction for the clinical, educational, and research programs.

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences is a department of the School of Medicine and University of Missouri Health Care (UMHC) located in Columbia, Missouri. UMHC is one of the most comprehensive health care networks in Missouri; it includes five hospitals and 496 staffed beds. The Department of Pathology plays a critical role in the tripartite mission of patient care, education and scientific discovery. The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences trains physicians, fosters innovation through discovery and application, and collaborates with virtually all subspecialties throughout the University of Missouri.

The Clinical pathology division provides diagnostic services to patients and also has a forensic service through the Office of the Medical Examiner. The department seeks to use up-to-date technology for rapid accurate laboratory medical testing for all patients, and provides data for precision medicine. The Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine service is improving the efficiency and safety of the use of blood products by patients in central Missouri.

The Anatomy faculty have pioneered the use of virtual classrooms, internet-based rigorous anatomy courses, and other innovative teaching strategies. Medical students are provided a background in normal anatomy and histology, and in pathology and pathophysiology. There is an active and highly rated graduate program in Integrative Anatomy, which also teaches undergraduates and has post-doctoral fellowships; there is an active and well-funded research program.

This hybrid department presents challenges and opportunities to a prospective Chair, to grow and foster the research efforts including from the clinical side, to maintain and improve diagnostic excellence, and to similarly continue innovation and excellence in teaching at all of the levels in which the department’s faculty are involved, from undergraduates to PhD candidates, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and residents.

MU is one of the few institutions in the country with colleges of medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering, nursing, and health professions on one campus. At MU’s comprehensive academic medical center, scientists join clinicians in producing lifesaving discoveries and delivering them to patients through a far-reaching network of hospitals, clinics, and telehealth sites. The School of Medicine’s more than 660 faculty physicians and scientists who educate more than 1,100 medical students, residents, fellows and other students seeking advanced degrees. Their research is focused on potentially lifesaving discoveries that focus on the most prevalent health problems for the state and nation. The School is divided into 16 clinical and five basic science departments.

For additional information, call (573-882-1029) or email Frederick W. Fraunfelder MD, MBA ([email protected]) or Kirsten Malinee ([email protected])


Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications or attributes:
Hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, and must have or be able to easily obtain a Missouri medical license and academic accomplishments that merit appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure;
A history of extramural funding and an established record of excellence in teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior administrative experience or leadership at successive levels of responsibility;
An understanding and commitment to the mission of an AAU Research 1 university and the School of Medicine mission;
Experience with external stakeholders at the state, federal and international levels;
Commitment to shared governance, collegiality, and continual professional development for faculty and staff;
Foster collaborative interactions between clinical and basic science faculty members within the department and the School;
Commitment to leading departmental discussions regarding departmental vision and strategic plans;
Desire to lead developmental activities and cultivate alumni and donor relations.
Demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators;
Commitment to innovative strategies in diversity and inclusion initiatives as it applies to faculty, staff and students;
Familiar with national trends in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education; and passionate about improving education for all students;
A strong collaboration record and willingness to collaborate with others; and
Willingness to adopt a transparent, open-minded, respectful and approachable leadership style.

Application Materials

(1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) A one-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans; (4) A narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy, including a statement describing efforts to increase diversity and inclusion; (5) A narrative of teaching philosophy; and (6) Names and contact information of four references (candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted). For information, contact Dr. Frederick Fraunfelder, Chair of Search Committee [email protected]

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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