Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology

The Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Pathology at either the assistant professor or associate professor rank. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in pathology or a closely related field. Candidates with a terminal clinical degree (DO, MD) are encouraged to apply. Highly desired candidates will have experience teaching pathology and/or pathophysiology within a medical or graduate health-sciences program. Successful candidates will also be expected to participate in team-based, large and small group learning, provide service to the college and professional communities, and engage in innovative scholarship.

ARCOM is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the second largest city in the state, which is situated between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. Fort Smith was recently named the #1 city for the lowest cost of living in the US by Kiplinger. ARCOM offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, employee assistant program and a 401(k) with employer contributions. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and an attractive paid holiday schedule. ARCOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Work in harmony within an interdisciplinary team of biomedical scientists and clinicians to develop novel interactive medical educational materials and curricula
  • Developing didactic and interactive team-based learning activities designed to improve students understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease
  • Supervise, interact and mentor osteopathic medical students in a variety of learning activities
  • Develop and maintain a productive ongoing scholarly research agenda
  • Function as a faculty member of ARCOM including teaching, research and service

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Pathology or a clinical field (DO, MD).
  • For Assistant Professor, minimum of two years (2) of successful teaching experience as an instructor or course coordinator/director of a relevant scientific discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated productivity and contribution (e.g. presentations, publications, patents, etc.) to a relevant professional field.
  • Possess skills necessary to contribute to the establishment and formation of a Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology at a new medical school.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience in a biomedical research setting.
  • Established track record of directing/overseeing student trainees at the undergraduate or graduate level within a research setting.
  • For Assistant Professor, two years (2) academic experience as a full time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, College of Health or Allied Sciences. Appointments at the Associate or Professor level will depend on previous experience.
  • Excellent leadership and administrative skills, a demonstrated record of faculty mentorship and involvement in faculty development, and experience in medical and/or graduate education.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of courses in pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology and related topics and demonstrated excellence in delivering course content to medical students.
  • Experience in team-based learning approaches to instruction.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or