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Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Kansas City University
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 5, 2024

Job Details

Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

Kansas City University has an open position for Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences on the Kansas City campus. The Chair provides overall leadership to the department and is accountable to fulfill the education, service, and scholarly activity objectives of the COM as well as facilitate the development of the faculty they supervise. This position has responsibility to ensure the educational standards are maintained for accreditation and to manage the department’s budget. Working with their counterpart in Joplin, the Chair facilitates the planning and evaluation of the departmental curriculum and assures that departmental course offerings effectively support the COM educational mission that includes integrating and delivering anatomical and pathological sciences to students. The Chair additionally oversees the KCU gift body program and anatomy laboratory on the Kansas City campus. Moreover, the chair continually broadens the vision of all department functions and services in support of the college’s strategic mission, vision, and core values.

Within your application materials, please include the three following documents:
• CV/Resume
• Letter of interest (cover letter)
• Summary of your teaching philosophy
If you have challenges attaching multiple documents, please email them to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Set long-term goals of the department
  • Define the financial, physical, and human resources needed for the department to meet its responsibilities
  • Develop budget recommendations for the department and oversee their usage
  • Recruit, manage, evaluate, promote, and retain excellent faculty, and act to ensure their continued professional development
  • Facilitate planning and evaluation of the departmental curriculum and assure that curricular offerings effectively support the COM educational mission
  • Understand accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adhere to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
  • Assist the leadership in accreditation functions to include document creation, data collection, education of faculty on accreditation, and other accreditation-related functions
  • Provides oversight for the gift body program, anatomy laboratory, and cadaver program
  • Participate in university and college level service activities, including but not limited to committees and student advising
  • Develop anatomical sciences continuing education activities
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with other KCU personnel, colleges, and its external partners
  • Work with and lead teams in order to solve problems by analyzing issues and creating action plans
  • Actively participate in school-related committees as appropriate
  • Collaborate with KCU leadership in meeting the mission of the University
  • Maintain or exceed levels of teaching and scholarship agreed upon with the Kansas City Campus and Executive Deans
  • PhD, DO, or MD degree from an accredited institution appropriate to the department role
  • At least five years’ experience as a faculty member at the associate professor level or equivalent in a related area of responsibility at an accredited medical school in the United States
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with leaders of various disciplines in the advancement of medical education
  • Extensive professional experience with an exemplary record of achievement and leadership
  • Experience with gift body and cadaver programs
  • Excellent verbal, written and group presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively with public and private organizations
Physical Requirements:
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer and/or conduct teaching activities in an anatomy laboratory for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!


Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

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