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Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Pathology

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Pathology
    Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
    Full-time Faculty
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          • $240,000+ commensurate with experience Annual, Exempt
          • 40.00 hours per week
          • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
          • Hybrid Work Availability: No
          Purpose of Position

          The Department of Pathology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UND SMHS) is recruiting innovative, academically oriented forensic pathologists in a unique regional forensic and autopsy practice. Our caseload is very manageable with approximately 400 autopsies shared among 4 – 6 pathologists. The position is a unique opportunity to build a strong and innovative pathology practice dedicated to excellence in death investigation, forensic and autopsy, and specialty areas of pathology.

          Grand Forks is a low-crime, safe and family-oriented community with a very reasonable cost of living, allowing the applicant to concentrate on public health, research, including forensics, health outcomes, and rural healthcare, particularly with Native American populations and new Americans. There is a low homicide rate, reducing time in court and testimony. We are committed to each pathologist’s career development and advancement of the profession. The cost of living in Grand Forks is low with excellent schools, and an abundance of outdoor activities with parks, miles of dual-use trails, community fitness centers including indoor hockey, and a community golf course. All the advantages of a college culture are present with arts, sports, and a wide variety of clubs and interest groups.

          Duties & Responsibilities
          • Education/Teaching:
            • Contribute to the full range of teaching responsibilities of the Department of Pathology: Teach, advise and mentor a wide variety of students, including, but not limited to, medical, health science, MPH, graduate, and other students as assigned including professional students and paraprofessionals involved in death investigation and related disciplines.
            • Participate in ongoing curriculum development, review, and improvement within the medical curriculum.
            • Develop and deliver interdisciplinary educational activities. Learners and trainees will include medical and health science professional students, MPH students, peers, undergraduate, and K-12 students as well as multiple agencies and individuals involved in death investigation and forensic practice.
            • Contribute to the departments graduate program for Ph.D. and MS students in clinical translational science; the applicant may teach specialty areas of pathology within this curriculum and/or serve as a faculty advisor in clinical translational research.
            • Participate in online and in-person death investigation training.
          • Clinical Service:
            • Performance of medical legal and medical autopsies for most regional hospitals.
            • Participation and development of regional medical legal death investigation system.
            • Participation in quality management of autopsy and forensic practice including preparation and maintaining accreditation, conferences, disaster planning, and workgroups/committees as assigned.
            • Other sub-specialty pathology practice (neuropath, pediatric) if qualified and assigned (optional).
          • Research/Scholarly Activity:
            • Collaborate or initiate research within pathology and forensic medicine/science.
            • Effectively communicate findings in peer-reviewed journals and professional presentations.
            • Participate in public health and funding opportunities relating to medicolegal death investigation, and public and population health as opportunities arise.
          Minimum Requirements
          • Candidates must be eligible for physician licensure in ND, MN, and SD and maintain physician licensure in these states for employment.
          • M.D. or D.O. Degree. International equivalent degrees, satisfactory for licensure in MN, ND, and SD may be considered on an individual basis.
          • Board certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. If indicated, subspecialty certification, such as Forensic Pathology, Pediatric, or Neuropathology, must be obtained within three years of hire. If physician licensure within ND and MN is met, consideration for equivalent pathology and forensic board certification, such as the Royal College or similar national certification agencies.
          • Demonstrated experience, interest, and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate medical and forensic fellowship level.
          • Demonstrated ability to perform medico-legal autopsies and death investigations independently and to the standards of office and national organizations.
          • Valid (MN or ND) driver’s license, obtain and maintain to have ability to drive and travel independently.
          • Valid possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a passport allowing for routine US-Canadian travel.
          • Successful completion of a criminal history records check.

          In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

          Preferred Qualifications
          • Board certification in Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.
          • Experience in medicolegal death investigation systems; commitment to development and excellence of medicolegal death scene investigations.
          • Experience in an academic setting, mentoring, working with students, fellows and other trainees.
          • Experience/participation in public health and epidemiology projects.
          • Prior peer-reviewed publications.
          • Interest/experience in education at various levels from public to professional.
          To Apply

          The review of applications are in progress. Position is open until filled.

          To assure full consideration, applications must include the following materials:

          • Letter of interest
          • Current curriculum vitae
          • Contact information for three professional references.

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