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 fill one of three anatomy postdoctoral positions, two of which were recently hired, forming a cohort of postdocs who are dedicated to developing their teaching skills. 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
Teaching: - Teach gross anatomy to medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and graduate students, including laboratory instruction, workshops, select lectures, and office hours. - Complete competency evaluations for medical, allied health, and graduate students. - Provide review sessions in the anatomy laboratory prior to exams. - Assist the anatomy faculty in writing and revising exam questions, setting up and proctoring practical exams, and mentoring the anatomy teaching assistants. - Teach in the summer remediation anatomy course for medical students. - Teach anatomy to students in pipeline and community outreach programs. - Participate in continuing medical education courses in the anatomy laboratory. - Contribute to additional educational needs of the department and college.
Research: - Conduct research under the mentorship of the anatomy faculty. - Submit research for publication in peer-reviewed journals. - Present findings at departmental seminars and professional meetings.
Service: - Perform departmental or college service as needed.
Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications - PhD in related field of study required. - Prior human anatomy teaching experience in a dissection-based course required.
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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