The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is actively searching for a highly qualified individual to fill a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position in medical Gross Anatomy. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Anatomy or a related field. Experience teaching medical histology and/or medical imaging are beneficial, but not required. A commitment to excellence in teaching is required, as this is the primary responsibility of this position. Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship and/or three years of equivalent experience are a plus. Applicants with an equivalent combination of relevant and recent experience, education, and/or training that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to actively engage in research or other scholarly activity and provide service to WVSOM.
WVSOM utilizes a Patient Presentation Based Curriculum in which all disciplines are integrated, employing a variety of teaching formats and modalities including lecture, lab, small groups, and Team-Based Learning. The medical gross anatomy content at WVSOM is team-taught and fully integrated alongside clinical and other biomedical science material, where the successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively in the delivery of their content. Previous experience teaching anatomy to medical students using active learning strategies is a plus. Teaching facilities at WVSOM include a state-of-the-art anatomy teaching laboratory and cutting-edge lecture facilities, simulation center, multipurpose laboratory, and team-based learning room. Resources for gross anatomic education and research also include an active plastination facility.
The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research or scholarly activity. Research facilities and research start-up funds are available. This position will be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor commensurate with experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package and moving expenses.
WVSOM has been consistently recognized as A Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. Located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011), WVSOM is just minutes from the famed Greenbrier Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa. WVSOM brings almost 50 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
Review of applications starts immediately. This search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications are considered confidential, and references will not be contacted without notification to the applicant.
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.
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