Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

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University of Colorado –School of Medicine, Department of Pathology

Children's Hospital ofColorado

Assistant Professor /AssociateProfessor / Professor, Anatomic Pathologist/Medical Director of PediatricAnatomic Pathology

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus isone of the newest education, research, and patient care facilities in the world.With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforceof the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in oneplace. CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive health sciences center in Coloradoand is the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. It ranks among the topinstitutions nationally in clinical care, education and research and wasdesigned to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education. There aretwo well-established tertiary/quaternary hospitals on campus, including theChildren’s Hospital of Colorado (CHCO) and the University of Colorado Hospital.With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renownedresearchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through the 13schools and colleges. The University/campus receives over $400 million inresearch awards each year.

The Department of Pathology includes about 100 faculty, frombasic science researcher to state-of-the-art physician-scientists. One of ourmajor affiliate hospitals, CHCO, is an independently owned and administerednot-for-profit hospital system with 479 inpatient beds, that is consistentlyranked in the top 10 amongst pediatric hospitals nationwide. Pathology andlaboratory medicine at CHCO is provided by 10 subspecialized pathologists (manyof whom hold multiple board certifications), clinical scientists, and numeroushighly skilled medical technologists and staff. Faculty include 7 boardcertified pediatric pathologists, 2 molecular pathologists, 2hematopathologists, 1 neuropathologist, 2 transfusion medicine physicians, and1 chemical pathologist. The anatomic pathology service processes over 7000surgical pathology specimens, with network of care expansion occurring withinthe next months to include an additional 2-3000 specimens. Each year over 600bone marrow biopsies, over 300 neuropathology specimens, and 50-70 autopsiesare received. The molecular diagnostics lab processes more than 5000 specimenseach year, with current expansion planning to include multiple NGS panels forheritable disease, leukemia, and solid tumor testing. The clinical laboratoryperforms high complexity testing with a comprehensive testing menu, processingover 1.2 million specimens each year.

Nature of Work

A full-time faculty member, preferably atthe Associate Professor level or higher, although exceptional Assistant Professorapplicants may be considered, to provide anatomic pathology services including,but not limited to, surgical and autopsy pathology; cytopathology skills areattractive but are not required. In addition, this position would provideleadership as the delegated Medical Director for Anatomic Pathology services,providing regulatory and scientific oversight.

The successful applicant will demonstrate thoroughunderstanding of and strong interest in regulatory issues surrounding pediatricanatomic pathology, along with a desire to engage in continuous processimprovement, refinement of the current anatomic pathology testing menu, andstrategic planning for growth and innovation in the anatomic pathologylaboratory. Scientific input into histology processes, includingimmunohistochemistry, and quality processes throughout the lab is expected. Strongteaching skills are requisite, in addition to active engagement in ongoingpersonal professional learning, academic productivity, and involvement inprofessional societies.

Education is also a key component of the position, andfaculty members are responsible for teaching and supervision of fellows,residents, and medical students rotating through the molecular pathologyservice. 

General pediatric anatomic pathology practice; review andreporting of quality-related data; maintenance and review of anatomic pathologypolicies and procedures; oversight of anatomic pathologist competency; teachingand supervision of technical staff and other trainees in this area of practice.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Universityof Colorado Faculty and CU Medicine Inc., reporting to the Vice Chair forPediatric Pathology at the University of Colorado, who also serves as the Chairof Pediatric Pathology at CHCO. In addition, the individual will function asthe delegated Anatomic Pathology Medical Director, reporting to the CHCO CLIALaboratory Medical Director.

The pathologist will work with CHCO managerial and operationalstaff in anatomic pathology to make decisions about testing, staffing, andquality, and will be responsible for compiling and monitoring quality data to monitorand evaluate ongoing and focused professional practice by faculty withinPediatric Anatomic Pathology.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary willbe commensurate with skills and experience, and be benchmarked against currentAAMC data. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is locatedat Employee Services.

TheUniversity of Colorado is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environmentfor our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving thatgoal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

TheUniversity of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. Departmentof Pathology faculty are ~50% women, with half of our faculty at all academiclevels including full professors with tenure as well as our trainees beingwomen. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons withdisabilities and veterans.

TheImmigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for personswith disabilities.

Diversityand Equity:

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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.



The successful candidate will be certified by the AmericanBoard of Pathology (or equivalent) in Pediatric Pathology, with practice experiencein Pediatric Anatomic Pathology.



Additional certification in another area of pathologyis desirable but not required. Cytopathology, molecular pathology, andhematopathology certification or focused interest in perinatal orgastrointestinal pathology would nicely complement the current practice.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 23, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 4/24/2019
Application Due: 12/2/2019
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