Assistant Professor in Anatomy Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Anatomy Education. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach human anatomy as an integral part of a dedicated and collaborative team that oversees the Department’s Undergraduate Anatomy Program. This program serves as the largest anatomy lab-based course in the state of Alabama providing hands-on instruction to a vibrant student body. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2024. For additional information about our department, please visit: 

UAB is distinguished as a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic medical center, recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S in 2019 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB, with over 22,500 students and a faculty comprising 2,459 full-time members, ranks among the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and serves as Alabama’s primary research and teaching institution. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are core to our mission, and the Department of Biology collaborates closely with units in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and across the campus. The Department is housed in a new state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Complex and a new, modern Human Anatomy teaching facility is under construction with expected completion in December 2024. UAB was recently honored as America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Birmingham offers a dynamic and diverse cultural community and a unique demographic that represents the future. With a wide range of cultural, recreational and community opportunities, first-class medical facilities, a rich arts and food scene, and an affordable cost of living, the Birmingham area is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Live. 

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

Application Requirements:
Applicants should submit the following documents as part of their application package:

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in anatomical sciences or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in classroom teaching and track record of excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching cadaver-based human anatomy.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse pre-health majors.
  • Experience with large enrollment classes
  • A strong interest in evidence-based pedagogies and strategies to increase classroom engagement and inclusivity.

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For inquiries or questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Robert Palazzo (email: Applicants who apply by October 31st will be given full consideration. 

EEO Statement
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement
The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment. 

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