Assistant Professor, Pathology (NTE, Part-Time) (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

Tucson, AZ
Dec 18, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Greater Phoenix Area


435 E. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

This part-time, educator track position will co-teach foundational pathology content to years 1 and 2 medical students. The successful applicant will collaborate with block directors and other subject matter experts to deliver pathology curriculum primarily through homework modules and in-class active learning sessions. Successful applicant will take a team approach to student readiness for successfully completing USMLE Step-1 and for immersion in Year 3 clerkships.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University's College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Block Directors to develop appropriate learning objectives for all sessions assigned.
  • Liaise with the Instructional Design Team to develop and implement best pedagogical practices.
  • Provide recommended readings that map to the learning objectives.
  • Prepare and present homework modules, active learning sessions, and/or lectures (as directed by the Block Directors) in the pathology discipline.
  • Be available to students for help in answering questions, providing subject matter guidance, etc.
  • Prepare and submit USMLE Step-1 style multiple choice assessment items for use on block examinations.
  • Liaise with Block Directors to review session feedback from students, the Instructional Design Team, and the Block Director and iteratively improve the quality of sessions for coming academic years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or DO.
  • Board Certified Pathologist.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona at the time of appointment.
  • Relevant medical school teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience with active learning and flipped classroom instruction.

•Experience authoring USMLE Step-1 style examination items.

Rank :

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information:

Non-Career-Track (NTE)


To Be Determined

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:

0.03 - 0.04

Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Teaching Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

AAMC MD Public Schools for Specialty

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Faculty selected for this teaching opportunity will be required to obtain faculty status within the appropriate academic department. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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