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Position: Assistant Professor Forensic Pathology
Institution: East Tennessee State University
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Duties: Perform autopsies for an eight county population of 508, 000, with approximately 25 homicide cases per year (currently shared between 2.5 FTE forensic pathologists); working with 3 full time autopsy technicians on staff; Complete reports within guidelines established by N.A.M.E. The Forensic Center adheres to a maximum 60-day time-frame for completing cases through N.A.M.E. accreditation; Educate residents and medical students; The residents of the ETSU Pathology Residency Program rotate through the department and perform autopsies at the Forensic Center; Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to spend 20% effort on scholarly activities and didactic teaching in support of the educational mission of the department of pathology; Perform County Medical Examiner duties currently for four of the eight counties served
Requirements: The applicant must be board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology (or anatomic pathology); The applicant must also be eligible for a Tennessee medical license at the time of hire and must have license by start date; It is preferred that the applicant have special qualification certification in forensic pathology at the time of hire but they may be board eligible
   
Text: Skip to Main Content Toggle navigation Home Search Jobs Search Position Description Library Create Account Log In Help ETSU A-Z Department Index Assistant Professor Forensic Pathology To apply for this position, select 'Apply for this Job'. Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. In addition to the references provided on your application, for this position you will be required to provide the names and email address of at least three references (you may choose to provide the same references you listed on your application, or you may list different references). The references provided in the “Provide References” section of the application process will be automatically contacted by eJobs system and asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Human Resources cannot edit or add additional references once you have completed the application process. We recommend that you contact references before submitting their information to insure the reference is willing and able to complete the reference process, and that you double check all email addresses before submitting them (they cannot be corrected, once entered). If your references are unable or unwilling to use the electronic system to submit a letter of recommendation, you may advise them to send the letter directly to the hiring department at: Director Search, Department of Pathology, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, Box 70568, Johnson City, TN 37614. Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor Forensic Pathology Department Pathology - 31540 Pay Grade Job Category College of Medicine Faculty Job Summary The Department of Pathology, East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine is looking for 1-2 forensic pathologists at the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center. Rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the successful applicant’s credentials. The William L. Jenkins Forensic Center (WUFC) is a state-of-the-art, N.A.M.E.-accredited facility sited on the beautiful James H. Quillen College of Medicine Campus. An excellent benefits package is provided and there is no state income tax. The Center is responsible for performing 600-650 forensic autopsies a year for the eight counties in upper Northeast Tennessee. The position is contingent upon outside funding from the eight counties, provided since the division startup in 1983. The position will function as forensic pathologist and will report to the Chair of the Department of Pathology. Forensic Pathologist/County Medical Examiner duties: Perform autopsies for an eight county population of 508,000, with approximately 25 homicide cases per year (currently shared between 2.5 FTE forensic pathologists); working with 3 full time autopsy technicians on staff. Complete reports within guidelines established by N.A.M.E. The Forensic Center adheres to a maximum 60-day time-frame for completing cases through N.A.M.E. accreditation. As part of regular duties, the successful candidate is expected to: Educate residents and medical students. The residents of the ETSU Pathology Residency Program rotate through the department and perform autopsies at the Forensic Center. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to spend 20% effort on scholarly activities and didactic teaching in support of the educational mission of the department of pathology. Perform County Medical Examiner duties currently for four of the eight counties served. County Medical Examiner is required by law to investigate all deaths involving a homicide, suspected homicide, a suicide, a violent, unnatural or suspicious death, an unexpected apparent natural death in an adult, sudden unexpected infant and child deaths, deaths believed to represent a threat to public health or safety, and executed prisoners. (Tenn. Code Ann.§ 38-7-106) Deaths resulting from injuries or complications from injuries no matter how long after the injury occurred are medical examiner cases and fall under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner. Four ABMDI Certified Medicolegal Death Investigators are on staff. Promote process/quality improvement initiatives within the center. Support medical student/resident education and research within the center. ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Position is contingent upon sufficient funding. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to lift, move, push, pull 50 lbs. or more required to perform the forensic duties. Ability to work Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm when needed with occasional on call coverage status for Forensic Center/County Medical Examiner with limited scene response. Required Qualifications The applicant must be board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology (or anatomic pathology). The applicant must also be eligible for a Tennessee medical license at the time of hire and must have license by start date. Preferred Qualifications It is preferred that the applicant have special qualification certification in forensic pathology at the time of hire but they may be board eligible. Salary $210,000, if board certified in forensic pathology Posting Number F00322P Is this position subject to a criminal background check? Yes Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? Yes Open Date 05/22/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. In addition to the references provided on your application, for this position you will be required to provide the names and email address of at least three references (you may choose to provide the same references you listed on your application, or you may list different references). The references provided in the “Provide References” section of the application process will be automatically contacted by eJobs system and asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Human Resources cannot edit or add additional references once you have completed the application process. We recommend that you contact references before submitting their information to insure the reference is willing and able to complete the reference process, and that you double check all email addresses before submitting them (they cannot be corrected, once entered). If your references are unable or unwilling to use the electronic system to submit a letter of recommendation, you may advise them to send the letter directly to the hiring department at: Director Search, Department of Pathology, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, Box 70568, Johnson City, TN 37614. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Optional Documents East Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age in its programs and activities. Full Non-Discrimination Policy ...More
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