Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology

  • Kansas City University
  • Joplin, MO, USA
  • Jan 29, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology

Joplin Campus

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Job Description:

Kansas City University (KCU) is adding to our Pathology team and is seeking a new Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences. This individual will contribute to the education of students; engage in service opportunities to effectively and positively promote the University, the discipline, and the profession; and actively engage in the advancement of research and/or scholarly activities.

Within your application materials, please include the three following documents:
Letter of interest (cover letter)
Summary of your teaching philosophy
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use innovative teaching methods and the application of learning sciences in medical education
  • Delivers lectures and active teaching sessions for assigned courses
  • Develops curriculum with a focus on students' board preparation and overall professional development
  • Creates and provides a detailed course syllabus that includes topics and learning objectives for each lecture or learning exercise
  • Prepares exams and quizzes that effectively test students' mastery of course content
  • Completes activities related to the student assessment process, including evaluating test questions, performing exam/quiz analysis, and submitting grades
  • Serves as course director:
    • Creates and provides a course syllabus that includes a course description, course goals, and other course relevant information
    • Conducts evaluations, analyzes data, presents results, and recommends items for improvement
  • Provides service to the department and the University by serving on committees
  • Provide student advising and mentoring, including office hours
  • Engages in research/scholarly activity and continued professional development
  • Participates in Admissions activities, Commencement, and White Coat ceremonies
  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
  • Conducts research and case studies in field of interest and may publish findings in trade journals or textbooks
  • Conducts oneself appropriately, professionally, and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of KCU


  • MD, DO from an accredited institution
  • Board certification in Pathology, with certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology favored
  • Previous teaching experience (especially in a medical school) preferred
  • Three-five years of practical experience preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, the public and private organizations

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.

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