Chair of Pathology

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Job ID: EB-2132934990
Job Title: Chair of Pathology
Location: Syracuse, NY

Department Chair of Pathology
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

SUNY Upstate Medical University (Upstate)—the region’s largest employer and only academic medical center in Central New York—seeks a diverse pool of nominees and applicants for the position of Professor and Chair in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Syracuse, NY. Salary, rank, and tenure consideration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

SUNY Upstate seeks to maintain a modern Department of Pathology that serves the needs of the community for both traditional anatomic pathology as well as cutting-edge molecular and genomic pathology, including diagnostics. As a part of this objective, it will be essential to support pathologists who specialize in clinical or research areas. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to grow the research portfolio of the department.

The Department of Pathology embraces a tripartite role in clinical service, research, and education. The outstanding pathologists who have been and will be recruited will have protected academic time to further this mission. The Department Chair of Pathology is responsible for the management of the educational program (medical students, pathology residents, and fellows) and research missions of the department.

Qualified candidates must hold a MD or DO, MD /Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should qualify for faculty appointment as Associate Professor or Professor rank. 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 ineducation, 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, Upstate Medical University, the campus community, and Central New York. The candidate must articulate a compelling vision for the future of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at SUNY Upstate, the role of the department within a highly regarded academic medical center, and the field of pathology and laboratory medicine in general.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Live the New York State Lifestyle Without the High-Cost Living! Highly Visible and Accessible Suburban Location with a Well-Established, Socio-economically Diverse Patient Population. Easy access to New York City, Boston, Toronto, and Philadelphia!
  • SUNY Upstate College of Medicine has been educating students to become doctors for almost 175 years.
  • Upstate is ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers.
  • The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Urgent Care, Community Campus); and numerous satellite sites.
  • Excellent Total compensation and benefit package options that provide security for you and your family.

Community Highlights: Live in a Top-Rated Region!

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is in the heart of New York’s fifth-largest city, Syracuse, in Central New York State. Syracuse is a metropolitan college town that offers both an outstanding quality of life and affordable living. Central New York has long enjoyed a reputation as a comfortable place to live, with high-performing schools, cultural offerings and sporting events, a wealth of beautiful parks, lakes, and four-season recreational opportunities—and short commutes.

  • National Geographic’s Green Guide named Syracuse “One of America’s Top 20 Green Cities”.
  • Popular Science ranked Syracuse No. 7 on its “America’s Greenest Cities” list and No. 2 in the northeast.
  • Forbes named Syracuse “One of America’s Best Places for Business”.
  • American Planning Association named SUNY Upstate’s University Hill one of America’s Top Ten Neighborhoods.
  • CNN’s Money magazine named Syracuse the No. 8 city in the nation with the most affordable real estate market.
  • Syracuse ranked No. 4 in the Forbes listing of the Top 10 cities to raise a family.
  • U.S. News and World Report named Syracuse one of the Top 10 ‘Winter Wonderlands’ for retirement.

Application Instructions:

For immediate and confidential consideration, all inquiries and expressions of interest, (including a cover letter and CV) should be submitted to Elaine Auerbach: and/or

Contact Information:
Elaine Auerbach, MBA, MPH
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
(972) 265-5259 – Direct
Email: and/or

SUNY Upstate Medical University is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. SUNY Upstate seeks candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

SUNY Upstate has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for the Department of Pathology.SUNY Upstate is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).