Assistant Professor in Anatomy

The Department of Anatomy, in the College of Graduate Studies, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will participate in team-taught Gross Anatomy courses with cadaver dissection lab within our graduate, medical and health professions programs. Applicants will be expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding. Current research interests within the department include metabolism, biological anthropology, vertebrate paleontology, regeneration and plasticity, auditory system, myelination and demyelinating diseases.

To be considered for the position:
• Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to anatomical sciences with a commitment to excellence in teaching.
• Applicants must be able to teach gross anatomy with cadaver dissection lab.
• Applicants must have at least two years of postdoctoral experience with a record of publications and grant applications in the related field.

Applicants with demonstrated additional teaching expertise in histology or embryology will be given preference. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2024, and close when the position is filled.

The College of Graduate Studies offers research support in the form of startup funds, lab space, shared equipment, research staff support, access to a research core facility (, and a collaborative environment to ensure research success.
Applicants must submit an application packet through MWU’s website:

1. Visit
2. Click on the bars in the upper right corner, click on ‘Quick Links’ drop-down menu
3. Select ‘Employment at MWU’
4. Select ‘View Current Job Openings’
5. Select ‘Downers Grove, IL’ for Company Location and ‘Faculty’ for Job Category
6. Open up the Job Details and select ‘Apply now’

Your application packet must include the following information in attachments:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Application
• Contact information for 3 references
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Research development plan and possible funding sources

Applicants may send inquiries to Michele Fornaro, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Anatomy, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, 555 31st St., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515, However, applications must be submitted online.

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