Gross Anatomy Professor



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Job description

Misenheimer, NC

Pfeiffer University has an exciting opportunity for a Human Anatomy faculty member. Our new state-of-the-art Health Science Center features a gross anatomy lab (16 cadavers) for our graduate level clinical health professions programs. We are looking for an individual with a strong commitment to scholarship, service and innovation. This is a 12 month faculty appointment. Faculty appointment level (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor or Professor) will be commensurate with academic degree and experience.


12 month Faculty Position


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
Design a clinically relevant human anatomy curriculum (Lecture and Laboratory) for graduate level clinical health professions programs.
Implement a Human Anatomy curriculum across the programs that is highly interactive, utilizing case and team based learning activities extensively
Provide leadership and work closely with the Gross Anatomy Laboratory Coordinator in:
The maintenance, monitoring, and administration of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory facilities, including cadavers, cadaveric materials, osteology models, demonstration models, and radiological materials.
The design and implementation of a safety program related to use of cadavers and cadaveric materials including chemical safety and maintenance of chemical safety records


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and motivation to learn and contribute to the growth and development of the Pfeiffer University graduate level clinical health professions programs
Commitment to social justice and a values-driven curriculum.
Ability to collaborate effectively with administration, staff, peers, faculty, and community-based partners.
Strong verbal/written communication skills.
Ability to collect and manage data, and track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences.
Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support.
Excellent communication skills in English.
Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Conduct research relating to the use of fresh tissue cadavers in medical education.
PhD degree in Human Anatomy, DO or MD (Board-certified or eligible), or terminal degree in related field.
Consideration will be given to qualified applicants with M.S. in Anatomy.
Preference will be given to candidates with medical or graduate level allied health school teaching experience and ability/interest to teach human gross anatomy and conduct research with fresh tissue.
Recent PhD in Human Anatomy graduates are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing a supportive environment that will facilitate professional growth.


The Gross Anatomy professor will supervise the Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator, both will report to the Program Director.


The Gross Anatomy faculty will work closely with and under the supervision of the Pfeiffer University MS-PAS Program Director. During the Development Phase of the program, the faculty will work from Misenheimer, NC. The faculty is expected to actively participate in the design and implementation of the Gross Anatomy Lecture and Lab. Once the Pfeiffer University Health Science Center is completed (Projected Date Spring 2020) and the program is in the Implementation Phase; the faculty will work from Albemarle, NC

How to apply

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Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs on its campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Raleigh, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Visit Pfeiffer at or Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.