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Open Rank Clinical Faculty - Pathology - (FAC003153)

University of Houston, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Start date
Oct 27, 2023

Organization: H0622 Biomedical Sciences  


The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position at any rank (Clinical Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in the field of Pathology. As a member of our dynamic team, you will play a crucial role in shaping the next generation of medical professionals. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking institution committed to innovative medical education and research.

This faculty member is expected to support the design and delivery of pathology content in an integrated, cross-disciplinary, active learning-based curriculum.  Applicants must have a medical degree with outstanding credentials in teaching pathology/pathophysiology in an undergraduate medical education program or in a health professions educational setting in the United States. Applicants must also have training in a formal anatomic and/or clinical pathology residency program and demonstrated scholarship, which can be in any research field. At this time, all faculty appointments in the College of Medicine are non-tenure track. The College of Medicine anticipates being able to make tenure track positions available for application by existing faculty in the future.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach the integrated clinical & anatomical pathology and laboratory medicine curriculum to undergraduate medical students, utilizing traditional, interactive, and active learning/flipped modalities
  • Develop and deliver a horizontally and vertically integrated pre-clerkship curriculum with faculty teams
  • Develop both formative and summative assessments for pathology and integrated biomedical sciences content
  • Serve as co-director for at least one pre-clerkship, organ systems-based course
  • Participate in accreditation activities
  • Supervise student scholarly projects and serve as an advisor to medical students
  • Participate in the interview and selection process of College of Medicine (COM) faculty and students
  • Pursue research and produce scholarly works
  • Hold membership on College of Medicine and University committees
  • May provide anatomical/clinical pathology services within a clinical affiliate hospital/health system (0.3 FTE)


Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or DO degree
  • MD or equivalent with credentials required to obtain a medical license in the State of Texas
  • Completion of an accredited Anatomic Pathology, Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Clinical Pathology residency training program 
  • Evidence of scholarly experience and productivity for Associate and Full professors
  • Commitment to innovative approaches to education and learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in teaching integrated pathology and laboratory medicine within an academic environment, with experience in leading a teaching team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience using different teaching methods which might include case-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning (PBL), interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems and proficiency in exam item writing
  • Experience with student mentoring and advising
  • Experience with curricular and instructional design
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidates. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal background check.   Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Evidence of Effective Teaching   

Full-Time: 1.0 FTE

Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and experience, recent students’ evaluations of the applicant’s teaching, if available, research interests, and names and contact information of three professional references through the University of Houston’s Human Resources jobs portal (UH Careers - University of Houston).

The University of Houston is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, which is home to The MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical School, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, among other institutions. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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