Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Science

  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba, Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Jul 13, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Position Number 29008

The Max Rady College of Medicine (housed within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences) at the University of Manitoba is seeking applications for a full‐time tenured or tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Science (HACS). The position will commence January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will possess an outstanding commitment to teaching excellence and research accomplishments in the fields of CLINICAL ANATOMY with an emphasis on gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (and/or an M.D. degree) in anatomical or related science, relevant post-doctoral experience, and possess extensive experience in teaching human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy in a clinically oriented manner to students enrolled in medicine and/or health professional programs. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong track record of teaching and extensive experience in areas such as surgical anatomy, medical imaging, and/or distance medical education programs or an associated field.

The department of HACS is currently expanding its postgraduate and clinical anatomy educational streams. The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in the clinical anatomy program at the department. In collaboration with clinical colleagues the candidate will develop an advanced clinical gross anatomy and neuroanatomy program for clinical trainees in the health professions. This includes the development of new online learning modules on clinical gross anatomy and neuroanatomy for distant education to trainees in the health professions and the training and mentorship of undergraduate medical students and medical residents completing their clinical anatomy training and research programs and/or specialized anatomy training. Participation in educational programs for diverse groups of trainees within different undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across the Faculty of Health Sciences is essential for this position.

Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to contribute to anatomical instructions in laboratory, small group, and large group settings. We are seeking candidates that can integrate clinical anatomy into their teaching, and are able to teach across a host of health science programs (including medicine, dentistry, rehabilitative sciences, physician assistants, pharmacy, and surgical or medical resident training). Demonstrated experience in anatomy teaching, which incorporates different methodologies such as anatomical dissection, case-based learning, problem-based learning, technology-assisted learning, online learning, and “flipped” classroom is required. Additional experience in course administration, curriculum development, models of online learning, familiarity with 3D anatomy software programs, and/or assisting with surgical skills workshops are an asset.

The department’s main anatomy teaching lab has recently undergone a major $4.3 million dollar renovation and now includes dedicated research space for conducting cadaveric-based biomedical and applied clinical anatomy research and computational 3D anatomy training. We are especially seeking candidates who possess a strong track record of active high quality scholarly research in areas of clinical imaging, functional and morphometric-based anatomy, medical education or an associated field. The recruit will have (or demonstrate the potential to establish) an innovative and externally funded research and/or educational program capable of engaging in broad collaborations with colleagues from the basic sciences, clinical departments, and/ or the educational technology sector at the University and/ or the private sector. Their program of research will strengthen HACS’s capacity to conduct interdisciplinary biomedical and applied clinical anatomy research. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work in a collaborative research and/or clinical environment, and have experience in supervising (or demonstrate the potential for supervising) graduate students at the Masters and PhD level.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Application Details

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-8371. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Note that application materials may be shared with participating members of the search process. Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2020 or until the position has been filled.

Applications will include all of the following documents (as a single PDF file):

  •  Letter of application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Detailed description of gross anatomy / neuroanatomy teaching experience
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (max of 2 pages)
  • Statement of research interests or proposed research program (max of 3 pages)
  • Names and contact information of three referees

Please send via email specifying position #29008 to:

Dr. Sabine Hombach-Klonisch, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Room 130 Basic Medical Sciences 745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9 CANADA
c/o Ms. Jacki Armstrong:

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

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