Submitted: 1 February 2021
Department: Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 30 March 2021
Application URL:

Qualifications: Up to two years of funding will be provided to a doctoral-level educator (e.g., PhD, MD, DPT, etc.) who has significant experience teaching in at least two of the anatomical sciences (gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, or histology) to students of medicine or other health professions. The successful applicant will be expected to develop publishable scholarship related to anatomy or other areas of medical education.

Teaching Expectation: This position will require up to a 60% time-commitment to teaching. The applicant will be responsible for course directing a systemic (non-dissection based) anatomy course for anesthesiologist assistants (fall) as well as contributions to team taught gross anatomy courses for medical students (fall semester), graduate students (Spring semester) and PT, PA and OT students (summer). The pedagogy will involve classroom lectures, laboratory instruction, and small group activities such as Case-Based or Team-Based Learning.

Scholarship Expectation: Preference will be given to applicants with prior training and/or experience in medical education research, using either quantitative or qualitative approaches. However, applicants without such prior experience will be considered. Opportunities for educational research collaboration are available via department’s unique education-focused Ph.D. program, which involves educational researchers in the schools of medicine, nursing, science, and education. The establishment of a mentoring committee composed of anatomy educators and educational researchers will be established at the outset to guide the fellow’s scholarship and career development.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy:

Doctorate or Terminal degree from an accredited institution plus significant experience teaching gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy or histology is required.

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