Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is seeking candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.
The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. The Vanderbilt University Pathology Residency Training Program is accredited to offer four years of education and training in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (APCP4), four years of education and training in combined Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology (APNP4), three years of education and training in Anatomic Pathology (AP3) or three years of training in Clinical Pathology (CP3). In addition, the Department houses two graduate programs, the Microbe-Host Interactions Ph.D. Program and Molecular Pathology & Immunology Ph.D. Program.
PM&I combines strong basic sciences in Microbiology and Immunology and in Pathology with a large, robust Clinical Pathology enterprise that encompasses more than 300 faculty, staff, residents, fellows, postdoctoral and graduate students.
The principal responsibility of the Chair is to provide leadership which results in a commitment to strong pre-existing departmental research efforts, nationally recognized peer-reviewed scholarly activity, the development of unique clinical programs in the broad domain of pathology including laboratory medicine, a continued advancement of medical student and resident/fellow education and training, and the ongoing recruitment, development, and retention of outstanding faculty. The Chair of PMI will report directly to the President and CEO, VUMC and Dean VU School of Medicine.
Key Selection Criteria:
Given the unique multifaceted nature of the PM&I Department at Vanderbilt, it is critical to emphasize that the successful chair candidate will be not only a quintessential traditional academic “triple threat”, but one who will be seen by local and national peers and stakeholders as a 21st Century Leader; one who inspires, innovates, and positively impacts the future of department, the medical center, and the University. Certification (and ideally subspecialty certification) by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) or equivalent is a pre-requisite.
A distinguished academic career including a leadership role within a multifaceted academic pathology department.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Qualified candidates should confidentially submit their current Curriculum Vitae along with a supporting Cover Letter of Interest electronically to: email@example.com
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About Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University (VU)
Vanderbilt University, founded in 1873, has evolved over the years from its roots as a Nashville, Tennessee and regional institution to a preeminent, world-class University. It has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1950. Vanderbilt has ranked among the top schools in the United States since the 1960s with a number of graduate and professional departments rated among the very best; at present, the University is ranked among the top 20 in the nation, and it constantly aspires to improve.
In its 2018 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanderbilt 14th among all national universities. In the same publication's graduate program rankings, the Peabody College of
Education was ranked eighth in the nation among schools of education and the Vanderbilt Law School was listed at 17th, the School of Medicine was listed at 17th among research-oriented medical schools, the School of Nursing was listed at 14th, and the Owen Graduate School of Management was listed at 26th among business schools. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanderbilt second in the nation in the fields of special education, educational administration, and first in audiology.