Anatomy Faculty

The Department of Anatomy in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University is seeking a qualified individual for a 12-month, open-rank, tenure-track faculty position. This individual will participate in teaching graduate-level students in various medical and allied-health fields, maintain scholarly activity and/or seek extramurally funded independent research, and serve in academic governance responsibilities. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

What you’ll do:
• Teach anatomy-related content to medical (DO), podiatry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or Master’s of anatomy students.
• Develop and/or direct anatomy-related courses within the prescribed program curricula.
• Prepare and deliver lectures to students in the formal classroom setting, deliver laboratory instruction (including teaching in gross anatomy dissection labs), and be available to meet and assist students.
• Participate in informal educational programs to include laboratories, PBL sessions, case scenarios, etc., as assigned by the Chair.
• Develop and sustain an extramurally funded independent research program. Be active in scholarly activity and publish findings in professional journals as appropriate.
• Seek and evaluate new educational procedures to improve the knowledge of students. What we’re looking for:
• The successful candidate must have a PhD in Anatomy or related field (by anticipated start date July 1, 2024).
• Candidates must also have at least one year of experience teaching in the anatomical sciences, including cadaver-based gross anatomy.
• Ideal candidates will also be able to teach histology, embryology, and/or neuroanatomy, although all applicants with gross anatomy experience are encouraged to apply.
• Preferred candidate will have demonstrated successful independent scholarly activities, with a history or potential to develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program. Scholarly activity in the form of educational research would also be considered beneficial.

Total Rewards:
Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy 90% employer-paid medical, 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, community service time, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit to learn more about our benefits.

Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering ten graduate degree programs. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state-of-the-art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.

Required Documents:
1) Curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) one-page teaching philosophy/statement that provides evidence of the candidate’s effective teaching practices and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, 4) one-page research statement, and 5) contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at

Department: Anatomy
Status: Exempt
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the search committee: