Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Pathologist - Surgical

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/22/2022 8:37 AM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Temple University Health System is seeking a BC/BE Surgical Pathologist to join its dynamic faculty.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in general surgical pathology in an environment that has provided the opportunity to experience a wide spectrum of gross and microscopic examination of resected surgical specimens, as well as biopsies. Candidates with niche interest in Breast, Head & Neck or related areas is desirable. Qualified candidate who can contribute through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic mission of the department are also preferable.


The Department of Pathology receives over 19,000 surgical specimens, (excluding nearly 7,000 oral specimens), 3500 cytology specimens, 100 autopsies, and performs over 2.2 million laboratory tests in a typical year. Special diagnostic testing includes immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, advanced molecular diagnostics, electron microscopy, and whole slide imaging. Modern research laboratories are equipped for tissue culture, real-time PCR, techniques for advanced protein detection, laser confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and molecular biology.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Applicants should be an M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent with board certification or board eligibility in Anatomic Pathology. 
  • Candidates who are board-eligible will be expected to complete their boards within the first year of hire.
  • Completion of a fellowship in a niche area is desirable.
  • Must be able to obtain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to start date.

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive suite of benefits – including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, tuition remission, CME, and more – the position offers a uniquely supportive practice environment strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world class equitable patient care, research, and medical education. The program also provides mentorship opportunities for new faculty.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Procedure for Candidacy


In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. 


For confidential inquires and or questions about the opportunity please contact Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus)


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



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