Submitted: 7 June 2021
Institution: University of Arizona
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 1 July 2021
Application URL:


University of Arizona Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights The Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix seeks to fill a full-time faculty position at the rank of Career-Track Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach anatomy, embryology, and case-based instruction to medical students and will participate in anatomy outreach programs and continuing medical education courses. Individuals will also be expected to engage in research and academic service.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities • Teach gross anatomy to medical students, including lab instruction, workshops, lectures, and office hours. • Teach embryology to medical students, utilizing a variety of pedagogical approaches. • Write anatomy and embryology exam questions and conduct anatomy practical exams. • Supervise and train anatomy teaching assistants. • Serve as longitudinal facilitator for case-based instruction in the first- and second-year medical curriculum. • Complete competency evaluations for medical students in the Clinical Anatomy block and case-based instruction sessions. • Teach in the summer remediation anatomy course for medical students. • Participate in community outreach programs and continuing medical education courses in the anatomy laboratory. • Contribute to additional educational needs of the department and college. • Conduct research, submit research for publication in peer-reviewed journals, present findings at departmental seminars and professional meetings, and participate in journal clubs, workshops, and other professional development opportunities on campus. • Serve on the Case-Based Instruction Subcommittee, Exam Review Teams, Curricular Workgroups, and other department and college committees.

Minimum Qualifications • Ph.D. degree in an applicable field. • Prior human anatomy teaching experience in a dissection-based course. • Prior human embryology teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications • Expertise in the use of medical technologies and visualization tools (e.g., 3D printing, virtual reality) in medical education and the anatomical sciences. • Outstanding record of teaching accomplishments. • Experience teaching in other disciplines, such as histology • Post-doctoral training.

Documents Needed to Apply • Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae (CV) • Statement of Teaching Philosophy • Statement of Research Interests

Special Instructions to Applicant DOCUMENTS NEEDED Please name your additional document as stated above and attach separately. Example: Statement of Teaching Interest_Name

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Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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