Anatomy Assistant/Associate/full Professor of Teaching

  • University of California Riverside, School of Medicine
  • Riverside, CA, USA
  • May 23, 2022
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Anatomy Assistant/Associate/full Professor of Teaching

Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California Riverside School of Medicine

Undergraduate Medical Education at the School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside invites applications for a faculty position in Professor of Teaching series at the Assistant (LPSOE-Lecturer with Potential of Security of Employment), Associate (LSOE-Lecturer with Security of Employment), or Full Professor rank (LSOE-Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment) in the Division of Clinical Sciences. This Academic Senate position offers excellent opportunities for teaching and pursuing a career in academic medicine with time dedicated to teaching and scholarly activity. A successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and teaching pedagogy. Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, medical education research and educational grant writing is highly desirable.

Additional requirements:
• Experience in Cadaver-based laboratory dissections for medical students.
• Previous teaching experience in human anatomy and histopathology lectures and
laboratories, including cadaver dissection, at the medical school level is required. Appointment at the Associate Professor level or above requires a minimum of six years of extensive responsibility in such courses.
• Experience in development, teaching and managing virtual/simulation human anatomy

• Depending on qualifications, duties may include classroom lecture and lab instruction in Human Gross Anatomy and Neurobiology, Surgical/Applied Anatomy, Histology, Histopathology, during all four quarters of the first year of medical school. Also depending on qualifications, the incumbent may be responsible for identifying community-based clinical faculty to supplement teaching needs within these courses, as needed. In addition, the successful candidates are expected to provide instructional pedagogy development and improvement, textbook evaluation and selection, TA training and oversight, development of student evaluation mechanisms, student advising, and design of teaching laboratory experiments. The incumbents will be responsible for proper management/supervision, maintenance, and security of teaching laboratories and facilities that are designated as being under their auspices, and will oversee teaching scheduling in their area, provide input on curriculum, teaching assignments, grading, and evaluations.

The candidates are further expected to participate in the LCME reaccreditation process, education-related committees, conferences and workshops, student recruitment and outreach, and to prepare and submit extramural instructional and educational grant proposals. Publication of pedagogical innovation and/or assessment methods in high-quality peer-reviewed journals will be encouraged and will contribute to advancement. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful applicants must qualify for an academic appointment in Professor of Teaching series at the Assistant, Associate, or Full professor rank. The successful candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement through the Professor of Teaching ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Application Details

Initial review of applications will begin on April 18, 2022, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.


Please submit a cover letter with a description of your background in education and your academic experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, your most recent 3 years of teaching evaluations, a teaching portfolio (e.g. class plans, lab materials, online supplements, etc.), and a statement of contributions to diversity. Applicants for the Assistant rank should submit the names and contact information of at least 3 references and applicants for the Associate and Full rank should submit the names and contact information of at least 6 references so that we can solicit letters. For any inquiries, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Byron Ford.

The is centrally located within the Southern California area and situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain wilderness or desert environments, and housing in the area is very affordable. The campus is located in close proximity to a host of high-profile universities, research institutes, and biotech industries in Southern California.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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