Professor in Anatomy and Histology

Adelaide, Australia
$191,274 p.a.
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

About the College of Medicine and Public Health      

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

Flinders University has a permanent opportunity for a Professor in Anatomy and Histology to deliver excellent teaching in the areas of neuroanatomy, functional anatomy, gross anatomy, dissection and microscopic anatomy across the Medicine and Medical Science disciplines. Responsible for strategic leadership and shaping a culture of innovation, the Professor will create, deliver, and continuously improve the highest quality of University education.

Key responsibilities as the Professor in Anatomy and Histology include:

  • Providing outstanding teaching, using innovative delivery methods that enhance the student experience.
  • Influencing strategy for the planning and evaluation of topics, including Topic/Course Coordination.
  • Supervising student projects as well as research degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.
  • Providing dissemination of best practice education principles.
  • Advising activities relating to compliance and professional accreditation of courses.
  • Promoting the development of productive partnerships with industry for student opportunity and graduate employability.

Please note: this position does not include a research contribution.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a distinguished leader of University education in anatomy and histology, with significant expertise in the delivery of innovative teaching, maximising student learning and inspiring excellence amongst colleagues. Your career reflects an ability to develop and evaluate teaching across disciples, both in the classroom and in professional education. You are an excellent collaborator and communicator, particularly in your ability to build effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.

Furthermore, you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD and/or qualifications in the discipline of anatomy and histology.
  • Evidence of active teaching expertise in dissection of human bodies.
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice.
  • A personal contribution in the professional setting of anatomy and histology.
  • A commitment to continual growth and professional development in higher education teaching.
  • Significant leadership of academic quality, including the use of e-learning technology.
  • Experience leading a team of academics and mentoring colleagues in their delivery of innovation in teaching.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


National Police Certificate - Australian Federal Police

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

05 July 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.