Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Pathology

University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Duluth, Minnesota
Negotiable plus benefits
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Health Sciences, Pathology
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Full Time
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus


About the Job:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus has openings for two pathologists to teach pathology to medical students and to participate in scholarly activity in their chosen field of interest. Candidates are expected to have experience teaching pathology at the college or university level and have a record of scholarly activity commensurate with their career stage. Candidates will be hired on an Academic (non-tenure) Track at either the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank.


Required qualifications:

  • MD/DO/DVM or Ph.D. Postgraduate training in Pathology Demonstrated scholarly activity Excellent oral and written communication skills


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Board certified in Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology Experience in, and enthusiasm for, teaching pathology in a professional setting Experience in student evaluation and small group teaching Experience in developing innovative teaching methods Record of collaborative publication including basic science collaboration


Responsibilities to include:


Teaching:  The primary responsibility of this position is to teach and assess pre-clinical medical students in an organ system based curriculum.  There are also opportunities to teach graduate level courses if desired.  Teaching will occur in both large (~65 students) and small (~6-8 students) group settings with an emphasis on active learning practices.  It is the expectation that all departmental faculty could serve as course directors if the need arises.  These positions will work with other faculty to thread pathology content across the medical curriculum. 


Scholarship:  Scholarship is valued at the University of Minnesota Medical School campuses and is necessary for promotion.  The successful candidates will be expected to become an integral part of the scholarly body of the department. Scholarship can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including (but not limited to) bench/translational research, population health research or educational scholarship.  Potential for collaboration exists with medical school faculty on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses, in basic science departments at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and with the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy.  Duluth is also headquarters for two large regional health care networks and an Environmental Protection Agency laboratory, further enhancing community-based scholarship potential.


Administration:  The positions will work with the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation to oversee pre-clinical pathology content and the management of community M.D.s who have opportunities to participate in the delivery of pathology coursework.  The positions will also work closely with the curriculum office in the Twin Cities to coordinate areas of curriculum overlap in pathology across campuses.


Service:  There is an expectation that all faculty members contribute to the governance and functioning of the school by serving on committees such as admissions, student promotion and curriculum.


Clinical:  There are opportunities for part-time clinical practice in Duluth hospitals. Duluth is a regional health care hub serving patients in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin with over 750 practicing physicians across 52 specialties in its affiliated sites.



About the Department.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is committed to fostering excellence in teaching and in multidisciplinary research. In addition, our programs include a focus on training Native Americans and Underrepresented Minorities for research and health professional careers, through both a K-12 Native American Science Education outreach program and Native American and Minorities into Biomedical Research program (NIH Bridges) to facilitate a transition of underrepresented minorities from community colleges to undergraduate institutions.  The department consists of 25 faculty with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, from molecular and cell biology to physiology, pharmacology, infectious diseases and pathology.  Our goal is the advancement of learning and knowledge through multidisciplinary scholarship as we deliver basic science curricula for medical, graduate and undergraduate students.


Diversity Statement

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus is an established partner in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within our academic and campus communities. As a group, we are committed to respectful relationships, ethical research and service partnerships with all, including our Indigenous and rural Minnesota neighbors. We strive to maintain a culture of inclusivity for all students, faculty, staff and community partners as we conduct research, teach courses and collaborate across disciplines to support the mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School. As a department, we are committed to expanding our knowledge and understanding of how social, economic and racial disparities affect the delivery of medicine and the conduct of biomedical research. We recognize we have opportunities for growth with every new day and are working on strategies to learn and grow from each new experience. We are committed to confronting our biases and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in our actions.


How to apply

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and research interests, and the names of three references with contact information. Electronic versions should be emailed to Cheryl Anderson ( Applicants also need to complete the online application. This may be found at by searching in the keywords field for 348411. Additional questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robert Cormier ( or Dr. Jean Regal, Department Head (


The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

We do this by:

  • Educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native communities
  • Fostering excellence in research
  • Emphasizing the training of physicians in Family Medicine
  • Creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Working in innovative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams
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