Associate/Full Professor and Vice Chair for Research - Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and University Hospitals (UH) is seeking an accomplished and innovative scientist with research in one of our strategic research areas (immunology, cancer or neurodegenerative diseases) and academic leadership experience to join our department as the Vice Chair for Research. The Vice Chair will work across the department’s divisions and with all of the Department’s strategic research areas to develop basic and translational research programs and the infrastructure to facilitate research success. The Vice Chair will foster faculty recruitment, faculty research mentoring, grants development efforts, planning for research facilities, space and shared equipment, and philanthropic support. The Vice Chair will represent the Department in interdepartmental research development efforts for core facilities, large grants with interdepartmental collaborations, School of Medicine research policy and management, and collaborations with programs aligned with our strategic research areas (Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and others).

The Department includes ~120 faculty organized into 6 divisions with over 40 basic science research faculty and ~70 academic clinical faculty including physician-scientists. The Department is in the top 13 Pathology Departments in the U.S. for NIH funding. The PhD program has over 60 students and three constituent training programs (Immunology, Cancer, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease, each of which has an associated NIH T32 training grant). Other training programs include two MS programs, a Pathology residency, and five clinical fellowship programs.

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD or MD-PhD with a strong NIH-funded research program and a record of academic leadership. Academic accomplishment should be consistent with appointment as Associate Professor or Professor (with national or international professional recognition).

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of leadership record and goals, a diversity and equity statement, and names of 3 referees via Interfolio at The diversity and equity statement (approximately 1/2 page) should explain how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should reflect on how the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at CWRU and UH into the future.

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our trainees; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

In employment and education, CWRU and UH are committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.