Anatomy Faculty – Histology

Creighton University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor to teach histology and gross anatomy. This 12-month Teaching-Research tenure-track position has a primary appointment within the highly collaborative Department of Medical Education-Omaha, NE Campus.

Creighton University, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university nationally recognized for providing a challenging and balanced educational experience. Creighton University ranks in the top third of National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings for “Best Colleges.” Creighton is noted for offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s and doctoral programs, and for producing groundbreaking research. The university is composed of nine colleges and schools including Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Professional Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions, Dentistry, and a Graduate School. Creighton University offers programs at its Omaha, Grand Island, and Phoenix, AZ campus locations. School of Medicine website:

Applicants must have a PhD, or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution with an ability to teach postgraduate histology and cadaver-based human gross anatomy.

Academic appointments and salary at an assistant or associate professor level commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience. Applications accepted until filled. Creighton University is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Candidates should possess a strong record of excellence in teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching university or graduate-level anatomy education.

A background in other anatomical science disciplines, such as neuroanatomy, embryology, or physiology is desirable but not required. Teaching responsibilities include participating in lectures, cadaveric dissection laboratory, student assessments, and exam administration. Additional expectations include active participation in collaborative research within their area of expertise and/or evidence of productivity in the scholarship of teaching and learning of anatomy education by dissemination of peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations. The position provides an opportunity to collaborate on curriculum development, develop educational resources, present continuing education programs, and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in scholarly activity.

Participation in departmental meetings, academic service committees, and professional societies to maintain levels of expertise is an expectation of all full-time faculty members. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills, and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Candidates are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with Creighton’s mission and founding principles and review the Faculty Handbook at:

Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree
Experience teaching post-graduate health sciences human histology is required and cadaver-based gross human anatomy is preferred;
Experience in active learning modalities is preferred,
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
Strong collaborative/teamwork ability to motivate, and inspire at all levels of the organization;
Ability to foster student and staff learning, development, and decision making in support of goals, success, wellness, and needs;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
Mission/Service and results oriented;
Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications;
Ability to work at times non-traditional business hours when necessary (i.e. weekends, evening, and/or holiday)

Additional Applicant/Candidate Information:
Potential Applicants/Candidates are required to attach the following documents for application to be complete: A Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three professional references.

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: Yes (less than 10%)
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Working with Animals: No

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.