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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X) Head and Neck/Cardiothoracic Pathologist

Position overview

Position title: Head and Neck/Cardiothoracic Pathologist
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $255,000-$350,000. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: May 29, 2024

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, May 29, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego ( is seeking a surgical pathologists with subspecialty training and expertise in Head and Neck/Cardiothoracic Pathology to join its Division of Anatomic Pathology.

The successful candidates will have clinical responsibilities for specimens associated with robust organ transplant, general care, and cancer programs at the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center (the region's only NCI-designated Cancer Center), Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Cardiovascular Institute, Jacobs Medical Center, Hillcrest Medical Center, and the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Health, as well as our referral/outreach/consultation programs and an expanding clinical integration network.

The successful candidates will primarily attend and sign-out on the subspecialized head, neck, and cardiothoracic pathology of the Anatomic Pathology Division, but may also sign out on the Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary pathology, Cytopathology, and other Anatomic Pathology services as clinically required. The teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows is also expected.

The appropriate series and appointment will be based on the candidate’s background and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities, and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, DO, or MD/PhD in pathology or related fields.

Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have completed fellowship training in Head & Neck Pathology and/or Pulmonary/Thoracic Pathology, and/or Cardiovascular Pathology and/or Surgical Pathology with an emphasis on Head & Neck Pathology Pulmonary/Thoracic Pathology, and/or Cardiovascular Pathology at the time of start the appointment.

Candidates that have not completed any of the above fellowships must have at least 5 years of experience in a subspecialty practice of Head & Neck Pathology and/or Pulmonary/Thoracic Pathology, and/or Cardiovascular Pathology at the time of the start the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with at least 2 years of sign-out experience in Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary pathology and/or Cytopathology are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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