Assistant Professor - Forensic Pathologist

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US


The Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences of the University of Missouri is seeking an additional forensic pathologist/autopsy pathologist to join the faculty. This position is for an Assistant Professor in our non-tenure clinical track.

The Department operates the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Boone and Callaway Counties by contract with those counties, contracts for ME services with at least two other counties and the State Correctional Facilities system, and provides forensic autopsy services to Coroners of other counties on a case by case basis. Most years the office covers between 30 and 50 counties, clustered mostly in the center of the state but some extending south, west, east, and north to the borders of St Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield. The Office has annually performed more than 500 autopsies for a considerable number of years. The new pathologist will join three other experienced forensic pathologists to divide this workload as well as sharing coverage of up to about 70 hospital autopsies per year. This sharing of workload will permit time for research, teaching, publications, and other scholarly work, including collaborations with members of other departments and other schools on the larger MU campus. The Department has an ACGME-accredited 12-person residency and residents and the 3 to 4 Post-Sophomore Fellows are extensively involved in the hospital autopsy service and the forensic service.

Columbia Missouri, the fastest growing city in Missouri with a current population of over one hundred and twenty thousand, is a mostly wooded area located where the Ozark Mountains begin to transform to plains. It is a college town, home to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Columbia College, and Stephens College. Other nearby colleges include Westminster College, Central Methodist University and several community colleges. The public schools in Columbia are very good. With the University of Missouri Health Care there is comprehensive tertiary and quaternary specialty medical care. The successful candidate will also be an attending physician at University Hospital. There are numerous opportunities for attending sporting events and concerts in Columbia in addition to events in St Louis and Kansas City. The cost of living is low and Columbia is ranked highly among places to live.


  • Prospective candidates will have trained in Anatomic Pathology and done a Forensic Pathology Fellowship.
  • Training in Clinical Pathology is preferable but not required.
  • Board certification in at least AP and FP, or eligibility for such certification, is required.



How to apply

Interested individuals should use our online application, be prepared to upload a letter of interest, a list of at least three references and curriculum vitae.