Assistant/Associate Professor – Human Anatomy

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The Department of Cell and Neurobiology invites applications for a full-time 12-month faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the non-tenure Medical Educator track. The position will begin July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent degree, and have prior experience in teaching human gross anatomy.

The primary responsibility of the role is to fulfill the department’s obligation for continued excellence in teaching human anatomy with a clinical emphasis in an integrated medical curriculum. Ability to contribute to the teaching of related anatomical sciences is desirable but not required (e.g., embryology, neuroanatomy, or histology). The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and the person selected is expected to make significant contributions to innovation in anatomical instruction. Of particular interest are candidates capable of adapting and applying new communication and technology tools to best meet the needs of 21st Century students in mastering the anatomy relevant to their careers in medicine. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to continued research/scholarship in some area of the anatomical sciences (e.g., functional morphology, evolutionary morphology, physical anthropology, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, neurosciences, developmental biology) and/or medical education (e.g., innovative teaching methods, curriculum development with technology). There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the department’s gross anatomists (Drs. Gene Albrecht, Michael Habib, Thomas McNeill, Biren Patel, Elyse Schauwecker, Mikel Snow, Michelle Winfield), as well as with basic sciences and clinical faculty throughout the Keck School of Medicine, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Viterbi School of Engineering, the School of Cinematic Arts, and others.

Applicants should prepare a full application (to be submitted electronically online through USC’s Applicant Tracking System: that includes:
– A cover letter
– A curriculum vitae
– A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
– A summary of research/scholarly accomplishments, interests and future plans
– The contact information for 3-5 professional references, including e-mail addresses. (References letters are not required at this time).

In addition to the formal online submission process, applicants should send a copy of their submitted application materials (as a single PDF document) directed to the USC Gross Anatomy Search Committee, at:

Review of applications will begin immediately, but all applications should be submitted by January 26, 2015 to receive full consideration.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.