Submitted: 23 March 2024
Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology
Institution: McGill Anatomy
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 20 April 2024
Application URL:

Position Description The McGill University Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Division of Anatomical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is inviting applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Faculty Lecturer. This will be a three-year, renewable appointment and does not confer eligibility for tenure.

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is part of the School of Biomedical Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Canada’s renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. The Division of Anatomical Sciences is fortunate to have dedicated professors who are recipients of prestigious teaching awards. The Division of Anatomical Sciences coordinates the instruction of anatomical sciences disciplines (gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy) for a diverse group of undergraduate, graduate, and health professions students. For more information, please visit the following websites: and

Job Duties The successful candidate will coordinate and teach human anatomy lectures and laboratory demonstrations (i.e., dissection and prosection-based). They will generate and supervise the production of prosected cadaveric specimens (e.g., pre-dissected specimens) and assist in developing and generating pedagogical resources for McGill anatomy courses and external/professional development workshops). They will participate in committees and other service roles while involved in discussing best teaching practices within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University.

Other tasks may include the following: • Coordinating and instructing extracurricular cadaveric laboratory-based teaching across multiple health professional programs; • Supervising students in medical and health sciences education research and/or anatomical sciences research and; • Assisting with the coordination and teaching of external/professional development workshops.

Qualifications and Education Requirements The incumbent must have a strong background in human anatomy and cadaveric dissection. They should have experience in coordinating and teaching lectures in anatomical sciences, and supervising laboratory demonstrations and dissections in health professional and health science programs, as well as supervising students in medical and health sciences education research and/or anatomical sciences research.

Candidates must have: • PhD in Anatomy (or equivalent); • Demonstrated ability to teach human anatomy in the laboratory using human cadavers and cadaveric prosections; • Demonstrated dissection skills and ability to guide students in full-body dissection laboratories; • Demonstrated ability to teach all of the basic anatomical sciences (gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and neuroanatomy) is an asset; • Demonstrated organizational skills, and proven ability to work in a team.

McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing. French communication skills (verbal) are an asset.

JOB DETAILS Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Division of Anatomical Sciences Employee Type: Contract Academic Staff ('Academic Contractual') Rank: Faculty Lecturer Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience Job Status: Full-time Posting Period: 30 days from the date of posting

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The following supporting documents are required: • Cover letter and curriculum vitae; • A brief teaching dossier, which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and an outline of past and proposed scholarly activities; • Names and contact information of three referees.

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McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self?identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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