Faculty, School of Medicine/GBI Forensic Pathologist

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

Position Title

Faculty, School of Medicine/GBI Forensic Pathologist


Pathology and Clinical Sciences Education


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA

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Mercer University School of Medicine is seeking a qualified Forensic/Autopsy Pathologist at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.  The successful candidate will perform medico-legal death investigation under the provisions of the Georgia Death Investigation Act and be housed and directed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Macon Crime Lab.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review of investigative reports to determine jurisdiction
  • Determine need and extent of post mortem examinations
  • Direction of assistants in preparing bodies for autopsy including photography documentation when necessary
  • Autopsy performance (external and internal examinations) with appropriate specimen collection for laboratory analysis
  • Perform microscopic analysis as appropriate
  • Determine cause and manner of death
  • Generate reports in a timely and efficient manner
  • Review current medical literature as needed to formulate expert opinions
  • Consult with law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals, and coroners
  • Provide expert courtroom and deposition testimony in judicial proceedings
  • Teaching of medical students, residents, and law enforcement personnel
  • May perform other duties as directed by the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Incumbent will report to and be directed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • MD from an accredited school of medicine
  • Georgia Medical License (or eligible)
  • Board certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Forensic Pathology Board certification or eligible (candidate is expected to obtain Forensic certification within one year of hire)
  • Valid driver’s license
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must complete an online application and attach the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Three Letters of Reference with contact information

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until this position is filled. 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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