Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pathology

Indiana University Bloomington

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Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Specific Title Director of Surgical Pathology
Appointment Type Open
Department IUSM - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in conjunction with IU Health Physicians (IUHP), are recruiting an experienced surgical pathologist to fulfill the role of director of surgical pathology.

The individual selected will be based at the IU Health Central Pathology Laboratory (IUHPL). Anatomic pathology is currently comprised of fifty-four pathologists, with a plan for continued expansion. A team of nine certified pathologists’ assistants and two grossing technicians serve as support to the anatomic pathology faculty. The ability to recruit and attract top talent to the growing department has been strong over the past 18 months. The ideal candidate will be arriving at a freshly renovated histology and immunohistochemistry laboratories designed to accommodate the integration of digital pathology into the practice. These factors afford our new director of surgical pathology the rare opportunity to build and innovate.

The department is a strong proponent of career development and professional growth in role. As a result, this position will have strong mentoring support from the chair and vice chairs in the department. The chosen incumbent will be offered the ability to select a department funded leadership coach that is external to the institution. This coach will provide professional development, mentoring, and will serve as an independent aid in learning and development. In addition, this position has the benefit of an endowed professorship to support work in the tripartite mission.

· Set strategy and policy for surgical pathology for the health system
· Drive change and implement new technologies and practices in the department
· Clearly communicate expectations and changes to surgical pathology faculty
· Work with IU Health leadership to plan for the capital purchases and investments required to implement digital pathology
· Oversee a surgical pathology sign-out service of 35 surgical pathology faculty
· Provide direction of surgical pathology services at 8 hospitals within the IU Health Hospital System
· Teach medical students, residents, and fellows
IUHPL and Department Highlights:
· Financially-sound department, which is in a stage of growth and expansion
· Stable environment with excellent retention practices and professional growth opportunities
· IUHPL is located in a 150,000 square foot dedicated central laboratory building
· IUHPL has first class facilities and serves as the centralized AP & CP testing facility for numerous IU Health hospitals and affiliated clinics performing 15 million diagnostic tests annually
· Environment that provides the ability to collaborate with a diverse cadre of subspecialized pathologists
· Processed over 100,000 cases through the central histology laboratory last year
· Houses an electron microscopy laboratory, twenty-two residents, and twelve different fellowships
· Faculty engaged in promoting innovation and excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows
· Strong support for translational research and clinical research activities should the successful candidate wish to pursue excellence in a subspecialty area of interest

Benefit Information:
· Strong base salary that is not RVU based. Indiana was listed as “number six on the 2022’s list of the top 10 highest paying states for physicians.
· IUSM and IUHP is committed to providing inclusive benefits for eligible employees and their families. to learn more, click here:
Additional Information:
Academic rank is determined by qualifications and level of experience.

Our Ideal Candidate:
· High emotional intelligence and leadership skills
· Desires to collaborate and serve the pathology and IU team
· Seeks to influence policy and to make a significant clinical impact
· Is academically-minded
· Has experience with quality assurance, inspection and accreditation processes
· Has subspecialty expertise in one or more areas

About Indianapolis:
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy:

About the IUSM:
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate or terminal degree is required. The applicant must be certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Experience with quality assurance, inspection, and accreditation processes, as well as employee relations and scheduling experience is required. Applicants must be qualified for licensure in the state of Indiana.
Department Contact for Questions
Jessica L. Davis, M.D.
Centennial Professor
Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions  
Priority Application Review Deadline  
Expected Start Date  
OAA # IUSM-01850-2023

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. *Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship for employment (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents