Chair, Department of Pathology & Microbiology/Immunology

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New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Departments of Pathology & Microbiology/Immunology providing academic leadership to a combined faculty of nearly 125 distinguished academic investigators, educators and researchers. The Chair works collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Pathology at Westchester Medical Center, which is the primary affiliate hospital within the WMCHealth Network (WMC). The Chair will enhance team science and educational initiatives that support the joint mission of NYMC and its academic health center partner, as well as optimizing the rich clinical material that the affiliation affords.


WMC, accredited by the College of American Pathologists, has functioned as a reference laboratory for the State of New York. The Division operates specialized laboratories in Flow Cytometry, Transplant-Immunology, Special Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology-Serology, Cystic Fibrosis (which serves as the regional laboratory for diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and performs the largest number of these tests in the state), Microbiology-Parasitology-Mycology laboratory, and the General Core Laboratory which combines the functions of STAT laboratory with that of regular Chemistry, Hematology and Clinical Microscopy laboratories (providing key services 24/7). WMC Pathology Residency Program offers ACGME training for 12 residents.


The Department of Microbiology/Immunology currently comprises 42 faculty members in addition to research and support staff and graduate/medical students. Faculty research programs span bacterial, viral, and parasite pathogenesis, vaccine and diagnostic development, immunology and cancer. Departmental research support is provided by a variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health, Department of Defense, New York State, private foundations and biomedical corporations. NYMC is currently expanding its virology faculty and research capability with additional faculty recruitment and capital facilities investments.


NYMC, founded in 1860, is part of the Touro College and University System and is located on a 55-acre campus in Valhalla NY adjacent to Westchester Medical Center, and has schools of medicine (MD), dentistry (DDS), health professions (MPH, DPH, DPT, MS in Speech Language Pathology, MS in Biostatistics), graduate studies (MS, PhD), and nursing (BSN).


NYMC is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to create an environment which fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should make their needs for accommodation known to the search committee administration.




The new Chair will provide outstanding leadership to the teaching and research programs within the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology/Immunology, support the well-established scientific and clinical programs, and foster collaborative  partnerships across departments, the health network, medical college, and external commercial and nonprofit organizations. The Chair will recruit top faculty to enhance departmental leadership structures; develop and enhance educational programs for medical and graduate students, residents and fellows; expand research programs and resources; and pursue innovation and excellence in each of the core missions of both departments.


Successful Chair candidates must be respected academicians with excellent clinical, teaching, research and operational skills. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience as a Chair, Division Chief or similar key leadership position and proven success in leading a diverse, complex and well-balanced organizational unit to achieve growth, loyalty and quality goals of the institution and the Department. A strong commitment to education and research, with the ability to recruit top faculty leaders, is required. The Departments support active research throughout the organization and the Chair role is to support growth and success of the research mission. Candidates must be Board Certified in Pathology and qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. 


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