Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology



Recruitment Period: 01/04/2021- Until Filled

Status: Full Time


Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest. The University strives to enhance and maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment which seeks contributions from those of diverse backgrounds who represent and advocate for the communities we serve.


The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.


PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit


General Summary:

This faculty member will engage in the innovative teaching of Pathophysiology, Pathology, Histopathology, and some Histology. The teaching focus will provide insights into the understanding of the basic mechanisms of common diseases in humans and the current diagnostic approaches used in clinical practice. The incumbent will contribute to the college's commitment to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth by engaging in scholarly activity. The incumbent will also contribute to the Department, COM, and University through active participation on committees and other activities required to maintain and develop the mission and goals of these entities. In addition, they will develop meaningful mentoring relationships with students for academic and career advising. There is no expectation of hospital activity or clinical laboratory responsibilities in this role.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach broadly in the areas of Pathophysiology, Pathology, Histopathology, and Histology to osteopathic medical students and biosciences master's level students
  • Collaborate with other professionals in the development and delivery of a systems-based curriculum that integrates Anatomy, Histology, Microbiology, Physiology, Pathology, Medicine, and Pharmacology
  • Prepare and deliver lecture material in live, recorded, written, and on-line formats
  • Development and execute active learning sessions and labs
  • Formulate high quality exam questions
  • Participate in curriculum design, review, and evaluation processes
  • Provide academic counselling and advice to students
  • Develop and maintain a program of innovation and research that aligns with and supports the Department’s, COM’s, and University’s mission and goals
  • Engage in collaborative innovative efforts with others within and outside of PNWU
  • Engage in areas of professional development
  • Serve on committees, engage in projects, and attend meetings to further the University mission and meet the goals of the Department, COM, and University
  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
  • Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Required: PhD, MD, or DO degree
  • Accepted: DVM 



  • Three (3) years of teaching experience is desired, preferably in undergraduate medical education
  • Experience with systems based curriculum is desired
  • A demonstrated history of scholarly achievements


Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organization, planning, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; and ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases.


To ensure full consideration submit:

  • A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references


The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request. To apply, visit our site here.


PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.


For information about life in Yakima visit the our PNWU website here.


PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.