Anatomy Faculty

The Division of Human Anatomy, Department of Radiology, in the College of Human Medicine (CHM) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking one morphology faculty member to help fulfill its teaching and curriculum development mission at its Grand Rapids medical campus. The College of Human Medicine at MSU is launching an innovative Shared Discovery Curriculum in fall semester 2016. This is a horizontally and vertically integrated basic and clinical science curriculum embracing modern pedagogy including an emphasis on interactive small group and experiential learning.

Candidates for this position will have the opportunity to actively collaborate with a multidisciplinary teaching team in the design and implementation of this curriculum. Opportunities for innovation include ultrasound-guided education and integration with our on-site Simulation Center. Experience in or enthusiasm for digital education is highly desirable. We expect the Shared Discovery Curriculum to provide many exciting opportunities for scholarship in medical education. It is expected that the new faculty member will facilitate student learning primarily in the area of gross anatomy.

Candidates will also need to possess or acquire expertise in histology and neuroanatomy/neuroscience. A key role of this faculty member will be oversight, coordination, and local management of the dissection/prosection courses offered at the Grand Rapids campus. Candidates will be expected to be proficient in online course management systems. Faculty members are also expected to contribute anatomical instruction in MSU-CHM sponsored graduate medical education, anatomy education in support of the undergraduate MSU-CHM/Kendall College of Art and Design medical illustration program, continuing medical education, and local community outreach experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:
This is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) faculty position with a primary appointment in the MSU Department of Radiology, Division of Human Anatomy. Rank of appointment (assistant professor or associate professor) and starting salary to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Promotion is dependent upon scholarly activities.

This position requires a PhD degree in any human morphology-related basic science discipline, physical anthropology, kinesiology, or a doctorate level health professional degree (DO, MD, DDS, DVM, DPT). Additional requirements include prior experience in gross anatomy laboratory instruction, excellent interpersonal skills, and human dissection experience.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience and enthusiasm for digital education is highly desirable; experience in anatomy instruction utilizing ultrasound also desirable.

Applications must be submitted through MSU COMPASS at: Search for position #2206.

Three letters of recommendation (letters should be on official letterhead and include phone contact of the recommender), teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations are required (as noted in the posting) through the application system.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.