Submitted: 5 October 2022
Department: Anatomy & Cell Biology
Institution: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 1 January 2023
Application URL:

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Hiring rank will be based on experience and accomplishments. We are seeking an innovative and energetic team member with strong pedagogical versatility and a deep commitment to medical education along with a passion for scientific research and scholarship.

Anatomy and Cell Biology is one of three basic science departments in the College and is responsible for providing anatomical curricular content in the osteopathic medical curriculum. The primary responsibilities of this position involve teaching in the first and second year systems and laboratory courses. We are a departmental team with backgrounds and research interests in a wide range of fields, including developmental anatomy; molecular biology; classical anatomy; craniofacial development; applied neuroscience; biological anthropology; and medical education, committed to developing a collaboratively designed, highly integrated curriculum.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Earned terminal degree (PhD, DO, MD, DSc, etc.), by start date, although candidates with a Master’s degree earned from an anatomical science program or several years teaching in the anatomical sciences may be considered as well. Experience teaching an anatomical science at the undergraduate or graduate/professional level. Record of or demonstrated potential for growth in scholarly activity or research in the candidate’s chosen field. Passion for teaching, mentoring, and engaging with students in a collaborative educational setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Post-doctoral experience. Experience or interest in developing and using active teaching methods such as team-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems. Willingness to learn and teach content in more than one anatomical sciences, i.e., cell biology, embryology, histology, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy. Familiarity in teaching with various medical imaging modalities (e.g.: CT, MRI, ultrasound). Experience teaching in a medical education setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION: Instruct first and second-year osteopathic medical students. Develop board-style (COMLEX/USMLE) exam questions. Participate in student mentoring and advising. Contribute to curricular development, implementation and assessment. Provide service to the institution, community and profession. Engage in scholarly activities. Perform other duties as assigned.

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is a young, growing medical school, dedicated to increasing diversity in the physician workforce as a means of improving the healthcare of underserved communities through culturally respectful education, research, and service efforts. The College encourages student learning in a humanistic environment, and promotes patient-centered, evidence-based medical training of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with these core values.

The position is fully funded and reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. The preferred but negotiable start date is January 2023. Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and experience. Application materials should include: a Curriculum Vitae; cover letter which includes detailed statements of teaching philosophy; scholarly (research) interests; academic and professional experience; and the names and contact information of three reference.

Applications and related materials must be submitted electronically to the Burrell Office of Human Resources via the following link:

For more information, please visit:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NOTE: Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Inquiries are welcome, and should be directed to: Dr. Nancy Minugh-Purvis Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology [email protected]

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. Individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

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