Faculty in Human Anatomy

Michigan, United States
24 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit (as a single PDF):

  • Letter of application, which includes a description of how you meet the qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Philosophy of Teaching
  • Name and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references
  • Educator’s Portfolio (optional)

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomical Sciences (U-M DAS) is seeking an experienced human anatomist to join our team as a faculty member, and to teach anatomy courses to medical, dental, graduate, and undergraduate students.

U-M DAS is currently comprised of seven faculty members, and intends to augment its instructional team for planned curricular growth. A career in the U-M DAS provides opportunities for educational scholarship and collaborative educational projects with other departments. U-M DAS houses seven newly remodeled dissection labs, extensive osteological and plastinated anatomical collections, and provides generous resources for a successful career at the University of Michigan.

U-M DAS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

**Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.


Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Medical Gross Anatomy for first and second-year medical students (student dissection-based)
  • Gross Head and Neck Anatomy for first-year dental students (student dissection-based)
  • Advanced Anatomy (residency prep. Courses, bootcamps, etc.) for medical and dental students
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Human Gross Anatomy

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have:

  • A terminal degree in a relevant field (PhD, MD, DO, DDS, or DMD)
  • Experience and competence in teaching human gross anatomy in the laboratory and lecture settings, using active learning techniques and innovative pedagogical methods
  • Ability to relate human gross anatomy to clinical contexts in medicine and dentistry
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team teaching environment
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in education, curriculum design, educational outcomes assessment, or educational research

Experience in cadaveric dissection

Experience teaching human gross anatomy for 2+ years in an accredited medical or dental school

Additional Information

UM-DAS provides superior, innovative, and engaging anatomical education and support. Our core values include: teamwork, respect, innovation, and diversity. We provide learner-focused anatomical education to a variety of students. We support the endeavors of U-M Medical School, Michigan Medicine, U-M Dental School, and other academic units both within the University and worldwide.

The University of Michigan is ranked in the top 5 of all U.S. public research universities, and the University of Michigan Medical School is ranked in the top 10 for both research and primary care of all U.S. medical schools. The University of Michigan Dental School is ranked #1 of all dental schools in the U.S. and #2 of all dental schools worldwide.

The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, which is consistently ranked among the best places to work and live. Please see http://www.annarborusa.org/live-here/facts-rankings for details.

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.