Assistant Professor – Anatomy

The Department of Anatomy at Midwestern University (MWU), Glendale, Arizona, invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the College of Graduate Studies. Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. A minimum of two years of post-doctoral experience and evidence of an emerging research program (e.g, peer-reviewed publications related to doctoral or post-doctoral work and grant applications) is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and is competitive based on national pay scales.

Departmental teaching responsibilities include team-taught courses in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and Colleges of Dentistry, Optometry, Health Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. Courses include: gross anatomy, neuroscience, histology, and embryology. Previous teaching experience in gross anatomy is strongly preferred, and additional teaching experience in embryology, histology, or neuroscience is desirable.

Faculty are expected to develop and maintain a productive research program in biology, biomedical sciences, or education in the health sciences with the potential to attract extramural funding. Startup funds, lab space, shared hard-money research staff, core instrumentation, and a growing collection of zoological specimens are available. Successful applicants will join a vibrant and diverse department whose research strengths include: vertebrate paleontology and paleoanthropology; comparative vertebrate morphology and biomechanics; and translational neuroscience and reproductive biology. There are also opportunities for collaborative research with faculty in various departments and colleges across the Glendale and Downers Grove campuses.

In addition, MWU offers a generous benefits package including family-friendly policies related to childcare and paid parental leave.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, the names and contact information for three references, and statements of teaching and research.

Teaching Statement should include:
-Teaching experiences to date, including research and outreach mentorship
-Approaches and philosophy to engage students
-Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Research Statement should include:
-Area of expertise and contributions to the field
-Research and funding plan
-Synergies with the research environment at MWU

For additional information, applicants may contact:

Wade Grow, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Anatomy
Midwestern University
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).