Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Title Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Department Name Medical Education
Supervisor Chair, Department of Medical Education
Exempt Full-time

Special Requirements and Conditions


Position Purpose

As faculty, you will be expected to participate in teaching, service and scholarly activities in the School of Medicine. This person will work under the general guidance of the Director of Anatomy, may be required to direct a multidisciplinary course in the curriculum, and must be familiar with online examination software systems.

Essential Function % Time

Teaching duties will include:


  • Development and implementation anatomy content for an integrated curriculum being prepared for preclinical years of the MD Program.
  • Provision of instructions in anatomical sciences (gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy and histology) presented in lab and didactic sessions within the clinical context of integrated organ systems-based curriculum.
  • Development and implementation of presentations for assigned topics in educational programs in the School of Medicine.
  • Teaching first and second year medical students.
  • Collaboration with basic and clinical science educators and program directors to coordinate the horizontal and vertical integration of anatomy within organ/system-based courses.
  • Designing and implement cadaver prosection-based anatomy laboratory experiences for an integrated curriculum.
  • Active contribution to student assessment, develop and implement effective remediation experiences for students when needed.
  • Development of summative and formative assessments for assigned lectures and presentations.
  • Mentoring and advising medical students in academic, curricular and career matters.
  • Contribution to the planning and development of relevant classroom curricula, case studies, and/or tutorials as appropriate to program objectives, protocol, and standards.
  • Participation in the facilitation of the “clinical presentation” based curriculum as assigned.
  • Engagement in scholarly activities.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains program databases and records systems; may assist in the preparation of reports on educational activities and events
  • Supporting technological platforms that link course content, activities and assessments.

General teaching responsibilities include:

  • Establishing learning objectives and competency standards.
  • Contributing to the process of student assessment, developing, implementing, and evaluating assessment materials and procedures.
  • Promoting and using active learning techniques in the classroom.
  • Position may include administrative oversight of the student educational research project course, and/or responsibilities as Course Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Function % Time

Scholarly activity duties will include:


  • Engagement in scholarly activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion

Essential Function % Time

Service duties will include:


  • Participate in administrative duties including service on institutional committees as negotiated and assigned.
  • Participate in other service activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion.
  • Candidates must possess a strong commitment to working in an environment focused on innovation, learning/student-centered education, technology and professional development.

Minimum Requirements

  • An MD, DO, or PhD degree in the Anatomical Sciences, with 2-3 years’ experience teaching gross anatomy, embryology, and histology.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration and interdisciplinary work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the mission of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders. Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit. Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, training and assess peers and students; including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  • Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment; moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.

Preferred Qualification

  • Ability to teach gross anatomy, embryology and histology, including lab, is a plus.
  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies and procedures as well as current trends in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration.
  • Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in use of technology for collection, analysis, and reporting of data.
  • Familiarity of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

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