Assistant Professor—Anatomy

Touro University California (“TUC” or the “University”) is a private, professional, and graduate-degree awarding institution located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo, California. Established in 1997, TUC offers its 1,300 students an innovative education in one of several disciplines including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health, and education. Nestled on 44 acres of the former Mare Island Naval Military Base and a proud member of the Touro University System (TUS), TUC is passionate in pursuing its mission of educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, and to teach within a foundation of social justice.

Touro University California currently has an excellent opportunity on our Mare Island campus for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Biomedical Sciences within College of Osteopathic Medicine.

We are seeking a person with a substantial interest in medical education and experience teaching human gross anatomy in a dissection-based course. Additional experience in teaching clinically relevant embryology, and/or in developing technology to augment learning is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop publishable scholarship in their own biological field and/or in medical education while working with a talented team of departmental instructors in new state-of-the-art educational facilities. Teaching responsibilities will be centered on team-taught gross anatomy for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and for the Master of Science in Medical Health Science program while helping to advance the educational mission of the Department of Foundational Biomedical Science and interdisciplinary educational initiatives in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

TUC is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. TUC strives to take an equitable stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance equality and transform health and wellbeing for all.

Position Description:
A faculty member in Foundational Biomedical Sciences (FBS) a tripartite responsibility: Teaching for both the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TU-COM) Masters of Science and Health Science (MSMHS) and COM programs, research and service (specifics described below). The specific tasks and workload are assigned by the chair. Faculty members assume the responsibility of developing, recommending, and executing all approved policies of instruction. The faculty shall consist of individuals who have been appointed to the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.

Broad Responsibilities:
A faculty member in FB sciences is responsible for the delivery of a portion of the curriculum suitable to their training and experience. They are expected to contribute new knowledge to an academic field of endeavor, whether through bench or clinical research or scholarly writings. They are expected to assist the University in meeting academic or related committee responsibilities. All these duties require that the faculty member remain current in their academic field through participation in professional development activities.

Ph.D., D.O., M.D., or comparable degree with a concentration in one of the foundational medical sciences.

Salary and rank are based on experience; salary range $95k-$110k.

Screening of applications begins March 11, 2024, and continues until the position is filled. Anticipated position starting date is July 1, 2024.