KCOM – Assistant Professor Anatomy



Job description

Job Category: Faculty
Requisition Number: KCOMA002546
Full Time
Kirksville, MO 63501, USAKirksville, MO 63501, USA

Job Details

The Department of Anatomy at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) of A.T. Still University invites applications for a full-time (12-month), tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree with formal training in one or more anatomical disciplines including Histology, Pathology, Human Gross Anatomy, or Neuroanatomy, at least two years of postdoctoral experience, and evidence of ability to teach at a professional/graduate school level. This position requires a balance between teaching at KCOM and Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (MOSDOH), research, and service as designated by the department chair. Teaching responsibilities at KCOM and MOSDOH may include Histology, Pathology, Human Gross Anatomy, and either Neuroanatomy, or Embryology for medical and dental students. Other expectations include ability to conduct independent research (this is supported by designated space and appropriate initial funding), and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Include with your application a teaching statement and research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Major Job Duties

  • Participate in the teaching mission of the department
  • Perform independent research/scholarly activity
  • Contribute to the academic mission of the University through professional service at the University level and in professional organizations at the local, regional, national and/or international level

Skills and Requirements

  • DO, MD, or PhD required
  • Must be able to work efficiently both as a team member, and as an independent worker
  • Must be tactful and work well within a larger organization
  • Must work well without direct supervision
  • Must accept responsibility, but know when to ask for help or advice
  • Must be self-correcting in terms of achieving goals
  • Should be personable, non-judgmental, patient, and work well with others
  • Needs to have a natural interest in medical education
  • Must be flexible and able to work on many types of projects
  • Should be dependable



Problem Solving Ability

Diplomacy & Tact




Team Player




2-3 years: Teaching experience in a medical and/or dental setting

2-3 years: Experience with budgets

2-3 years: Basic computer experience


2-3 years: Administrative experience helpful

Licenses & Certifications

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Home of the world’s first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892, A.T. Still University is recognized around the world as a renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator. ATSU instills in students the compassion and hands-on experience needed to address the needs of the whole person. The University has a rich history of providing leadership for comprehensive healthcare education and research and is consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide.