University of Arizona

Position Highlights
A postdoctoral position is available to teach gross anatomy under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Fisher in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The successful applicant will also pursue their own research interests and/or collaborate on research projects with current faculty. Current faculty research areas in the department include: phylogenetics and mammalian paleontology; human and primate skeletal anatomy; paleoanthropology; bioarchaeology and paleopathology; and vertebrate and invertebrate functional anatomy.

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit composed of faculty with research interests in cardiac and vascular biology; developmental, cell and molecular biology; evolution of vertebrate morphology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; host-microbe interactions and immunology; medical education; platform development, medical devices and procedures; and signaling and steroid biology. In addition, the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine and affiliate institutions such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital/Barrow Neurological Institute and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium offer abundant opportunities for collaborative research efforts.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities
• Teach gross anatomy to medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and graduate students, including lab instruction, selected lectures, office hours, and review sessions.
• Assist the anatomy faculty in writing and revising exam questions and setting up and proctoring exams.
• Teach in the summer remediation course for medical students and community outreach programs for high school students.
• Conduct research in the anatomical sciences or medical education, submit research for publication in peer reviewed journals, and present findings at departmental seminars and professional meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
• PhD in a related field of study.
• One or two years of research experience.
• Prior human anatomy teaching experience in a dissection-based course.

Preferred Qualifications
Research interests in phylogenetics and mammalian paleontology; human and primate skeletal anatomy; paleoanthropology; bioarchaeology and paleopathology; or vertebrate/invertebrate functional anatomy.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant
Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

All Applicants must attach the following: CV, Cover Letter, and Statement of Research Interest (must include equipment and support requirements).

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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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.