Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Full Professor – East Lansing, MI

Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Full Professor

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Working/Functional Title

Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Full Professor

Position Summary

The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University (MSUCOM) is looking for an enthusiastic medical educator to teach human anatomy. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team delivering instruction of anatomical sciences to pre-health professional students, medical students, and medical residents throughout Michigan. Candidates are expected to possess a strong record of commitment to excellence and innovation in medical education with an emphasis on active learning.  Primary responsibilities of the position include collaboration with faculty members across the three MSUCOM sites in the development and implementation of a longitudinal, prosection-based medical human gross anatomy curriculum, instruction, and oversight of students in the preparation of anatomical prosections, and participation in the delivery of undergraduate anatomy courses. 

The position includes opportunities for course and curriculum leadership, administrative duties, and scholarly research related to medical imaging, clinical anatomy, and educational programs. This is a 12-month, fixed-term (non-tenure-track) faculty position within the Division of Human Anatomy, Department of Radiology with an anticipated distribution of effort as follows:  80% Teaching, 10% Administrative Roles, 10% Research Effort. The position is based in East Lansing, with occasional travel to satellite educational sites (Detroit, Macomb County) expected. Rank of appointment (assistant, associate, or full professor) and starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in any human morphology-related basic science discipline, anatomy, physical anthropology, kinesiology, or a health professional degree (e.g., DO, MD, DDS, DVM, DPT). Doctoral candidates expected to complete the degree no later than May 31, 2023, will also be considered.
  • At least one year of anatomy classroom and laboratory instruction at the college or medical school level.
  • Documented experience in graduate level human dissection.
  • Experience in, and strong commitment to, innovative approaches to education and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively, collegially, and effectively within a diverse student and faculty environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of anatomy classroom and laboratory instruction at the medical school level with dissection experience and documented evidence of exceptional teaching skills.
  • Experience in teaching human dissection.
  • Knowledge of medical imaging techniques and experience with ultrasound technology and interpretation.
  • Experience in teaching other anatomical sciences (tissue structure, neuroanatomy, embryology, pathology).
  • Formal training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation and assessment.
  • A record of scholarly activity in medical education.

Required Application Materials

Applicants will be required to submit:

(1) Curriculum Vitae

(2) Cover Letter

(3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

(4) List of three professional references.  The search committee will not contact references without first notifying the candidate. 

(5) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement.  Submit a description of your past experiences and contributions to inclusive excellence.  Also submit a brief description of your ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement in support of MSUCOM’s commitment to inclusive excellence (

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

To assure full consideration, please submit application materials by November 7, 2022; although the position will remain open until filled.

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Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue, and other bodily fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.  Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, etc.  Please list: Formaldehyde. 

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is particularly interested in individuals with a commitment to inclusive excellence and a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who can strengthen MSUCOM's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), as identified in our Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety plan (

MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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