As an integral part of the faculty of KCU, the Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology supports a successful, ongoing program of pathology education, aligned with the University's mission to improve the well-being of the communities we serve. This person provides innovative and effective teaching designed for optimal learning of medical students in the basic science of clinical medicine – pathology.
This position contributes to the discipline of pathology and the University through scholarly work, and participates in service activities which support a diverse and inclusive collegial environment.
Supports the educational precepts of active, adult learning in an application-based, modified systems KCU-COM curriculum
Fully participates in the teaching activities of the department including the delivery of lectures and CIS (clinical integration) sessions in both large and small group settings
Comprehensively develops ancillary educational pathology materials including learning objectives and PowerPoint slides for posting on student sites
Develops written patient cases for application exercises of differential diagnosis for diseases, disorders and neoplasms in interactive settings utilizing appropriate technology (CIS)
Submits items/cases for student testing and fully participates in developing challenging but fair examinations
Works with University assessment in analyzing examination statistics and student performance
Assists other departments in delivering/developing educational experiences and carrying out scholarly work
Attends review meetings as related to course work re: learning objectives and examination item reviews
Supports multi-campus educational integration efforts and works with University technology experts to deliver professional and effective presentations
When functioning as a course director, works effectively with administrators and phase directors for smooth, professional delivery of a course to include the production of syllabi, monitoring of faculty course-related obligations and scheduling/attendance at review meetings
When functioning as a course director, introduces new and adjunct faculty and monitors course faculty presentations in terms of appropriate topics as scheduled and time parameters
Functions as a student mentor and advisor
Makes him- herself regularly available to meet with students to address concerns and academic issues
Serves on University committees and otherwise assists with administrative tasks
Maintains a personal pathology knowledge base by participating in internal and external learning opportunities and remains current/conversant with major issues as they affect the scientific precepts/basis of pathology, and pathology teaching
As possible and appropriate, contributes to educational research endeavors especially as they relate to pathology teaching in the medical school setting
As possible, contributes to the field via original scholarly work
DO or MD from an accredited institution, with residency training in pathology (AP/CP preferred), and board certification preferred
Significant practice experience and/or teaching experience at the medical school level is preferred
Skills & Abilities
Should have excellent communication skills, including public speaking and interpersonal skills in dealing with faculty, students, and staff
Fundamental classroom teaching skills are essential
Fundamental computer literacy and basic skills are necessary
It is necessary to have the effective ability to lead large and small medical student groups focused upon active, adult learning rather than passive instructor teaching
Must be able to explain key ideas and central concepts of pathology clearly
Must be able to organize effective teaching and interactive case-based sessions in pathology education
Must be able to author patient cases that illustrate the key ideas, central concepts and requisite differential diagnoses of diseases, disorders and neoplasms in pathology teaching
Must be able to deliver effective, interactive, case-based sessions emphasizing key concepts, problem-solving and differential diagnosis
Should be able to author examination items and cases in constructions typically utilized in medical student teaching, similar to national board formatting
Should have strong intellectual ability, patience and discretion
Should have excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented, enjoy working with colleagues in other disciplines, be a self-starter and educational innovator
A basic knowledge and ability to utilize PowerPoint effectively is highly desirable
A willingness to develop other value-added educational resources in the digital age is highly desirable
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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Internal Number: R-0000576
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.