Submitted: 18 December 2023
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Institution: Ohio University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 21 January 2024
Application email: [email protected]
Application URL:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicines invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Integrative & Comparative Anatomy. Preference will be given to candidates whose research is focused on biomechanics, comparative and evolutionary anatomy and/or physiology, functional morphology, or vertebrate developmental biology. High priority will also be given to candidates whose research complements that of existing organismal biology faculty in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program and Ohio University research institutes, especially the Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies (OCEES).

The successful candidate will have access to ample independent and collaborative research space to support research and student training as well as state-of-the-art imaging (CT, microCT, XROMM), histology, and functional morphology facilities. Assigned office and lab space will be colocalized with other faculty with similar research programs within the Life Sciences Research Building. Graduate faculty status for PhD advising will be through the Department of Biological Sciences (BIOS) in the joint BIOS/BMS graduate program. Funding for graduate student teaching assistantships is available. Start-up funds are competitive and negotiable.

The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain a productive and externally funded research program that includes research mentoring and training of graduate and other students. Teaching responsibilities will be assigned within the medical school and will emphasize cadaver-based clinical gross anatomy, with possible assignment to other fields of medical morphology (e.g., embryology, histology, neuroanatomy). Service may include department, college, and university-level assignments. The initial appointment for this position will be 60% research/30% teaching/10% service with a guaranteed 11-month contract. This position is on the Athens campus.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by start date of position Evidence of scholarly productivity through publications

Please contact Lawrence Witmer, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy ([email protected]) for further information. More details can be found here:

About Ohio University: Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

About the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine: Mission: We pride ourselves on our strong focus on our mission: training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio. Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.

Vision: The Heritage College is recognized as the national leader in training osteopathic primary care physicians and the number one producer of primary care physicians in the country.

Essential Values: These fundamental principles form the foundation of the culture at our college: wholeness and balance within each person; integrity; community of mutual respect; acceptance of others and embracing diversity; pursuit of excellence; a climate of scholarship; and commitment to service, generosity and compassion.

Diversity: Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. We aim to strengthen representation, ensuring that people who look different and have different backgrounds, origins, perspectives, and thoughts have: a seat at the table; equal access to opportunities and resources; are respected, seen, and valued. We believe it is only through diverse voices that impactful positive change can occur in our society. All persons are encouraged to apply.

About Athens, Ohio What strikes most newcomers to Athens is the area’s dedication to cultivating community. Founded in 1797, Athens was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, and the United Mine Workers of America started as a gathering of coal miners in the area. A nationally recognized local food scene, a location near some of the state’s best hiking trails and parks, a place in the Top 100 Art Communities in America, and a long history of campus and city activism related to sustainability and social justice have all helped to establish Athens as one of today’s “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever.” Annual local events like the Pawpaw Festival and the Nelsonville Music Festival celebrate the area’s natural beauty and reputation for not only being a growing tourist destination but also a family-friendly and safe place to live.

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