Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD/DO
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 3428203
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, PA Open Date: Sep 07, 2022 Deadline: Sep 07, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has a proud and rich combination of academic activities and service contributions. Since its founding in 1895, the Department has systematically built clinical, research, and educational programs that have become deeply integrated into the fabric of Penn Medicine, the University, and the community. Today, Penn Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding for biomedical research from the National Institutes of Health and leads the way for the practice of diagnostic medicine by integrating research, education, and patient care in ways that embrace the emergence of precision diagnostics, deep phenotyping, and informatics as central themes in healthcare and biomedical research.
In addition to excellence in its tripartite mission, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and mentorship, developing cross-departmental and cross-institutional collaborations for innovative research and individualized care. It has positioned itself at the crossroads of the intellectual life at Penn, as the home to many of the Perelman School of Medicine's centralized resource laboratories and with substantive ties to multiple centers, institutes, departments, and other schools on campus. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is closely aligned with the Penn Center for Precision Medicine and Center for Personalized Diagnostics, as well as has collaborative relationships with the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, Institute for Immunology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in addition to key partnerships with the departments of Emergency Medicine, Microbiology and Radiology.
The Chair of the Department directs over 100 faculty members, and nearly 870 FTEs, with the Division of Laboratory Testing performing about 10 million diagnostic tests annually for inpatients and outpatients. Major hospital sites for clinical and educational activities include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Crescenz VA Medical Center, all institutions of great distinction and diversity. Outpatient lab facilities are available at every major practice site in the health system. The Department is a member of the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) and the Chair serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CPUP whose primary role is to coordinate the tripartite mission of Penn Medicine's 18 clinical departments.
Qualified candidates hold MD or MD/PhD degrees and qualify for faculty appointment as Associate Professor or Professor rank in the Standing Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania. Candidates must be a respected active clinician with a distinguished national/international record of research and possess dynamic, inclusive leadership and a strong interest in clinical operations and administrative expertise. Candidates must have a clear commitment to - and excellence in - education, fostering an inclusive environment, and sponsorship and mentorship of a diverse cadre of students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Candidates must have the demonstrated ability to foster strong collaborations among investigators within the Department, the PSOM, the campus community, and Philadelphia. The candidate must articulate a compelling vision for the future of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine, the role of the department within a highly regarded academic medical center, and the field of pathology and laboratory medicine in general.
The executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, is assisting Penn Medicine with this search. All interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to the attention of Spencer Stuart at: AsLange@SpencerStuart.com. Applicants must also apply for this position online.
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
PSOM seeks candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).