Open Rank Clinical Anatomy Educator-Scholar with Potential for Tenure Track

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences Department
  • 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS, USA
  • Mar 16, 2022
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


Open Rank Clinical Anatomy Educator-Scholar with Potential for Tenure Track

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center invites applications for an educator scholar with skills to teach in the anatomical sciences and conduct educational research.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an anatomical science or science education field, or from a related discipline.  The position will require teaching in one or more of the applicant’s preferred anatomical content areas (embryology & developmental anatomy, histology & cell biology, neuroscience & neuroanatomy, and/or gross anatomy). Opportunities are available to teach medical, dental, graduate, and other health professions students. The ideal candidate will contribute to the educational research of our Clinical Anatomy PhD program and mentor Clinical Anatomy PhD students.  We encourage various types of educational research projects focused on health care education and seek candidates with the potential to carry out quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods research projects.  Our faculty are engaged in multiple research projects and include areas such as neuroscience education, educator training in occupational and physical therapy programs, and analyzing standardized admissions metrics in health care education.


The rank is open and may be tenure or non-tenure track depending on qualifications and candidates with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. We are also actively seeking candidates that can contribute to the diversity mission of UMMC and would encourage innovative initiatives that benefit diverse student populations.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an anatomical science or science education field, or from a related discipline.

Application Details

Instructions - To apply, applicants must submit:

  1. a curriculum vitae with a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and an indication of the rank being sought
  2. a Teaching Statement summarizing teaching experience, topics of interest or qualification, and the applicant’s philosophy or approach (3 pages maximum) 
  3. a Statement of Scholarly Activity summarizing educational research accomplishments and future directions (2 pages maximum),
  4. a Diversity Statement, describing the applicant’s past experiences and activities, and planned commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages).
  5. the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request

All of these documents should be combined into a single PDF  file and emailed to . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences at UMMC is home to a collegial group of educators and researchers. The department is home to multiple basic science researchers and health care educators, all of whom provide high-quality educational experiences to over 400 students and maintain renowned research facilities. The department has a strong focus on innovation and collaboration in all of our mission areas.


UMMC is located in Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, which boasts a wealth of restaurants, live music, and nightlife, but also a low cost of living. The area also has numerous museums, theaters, shopping centers, and parks, including many natural green spaces and lakes ideal for hiking, cycling, camping, and watersports.  Jackson is centrally located between New Orleans, LA and Memphis, TN, both of which are easily reached by train or car.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not discriminate against any employee, student, or applicant based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, socio-economic status, culture, or genetic information.





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