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Faculty - Tenure Track - Anatomy
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2019
Title Faculty - Tenure Track - Anatomy
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
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  • Anatomy/Physiology

Faculty - Tenure Track - Anatomy

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2020. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a background in Anatomy. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a research program utilizing undergraduate students. Candidates must have a doctorate degree or equivalent, research background in Anatomy, Physiology, or related discipline, and a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing data-driven pedagogies in the classroom. Teaching responsibilities include: Courses in Introduction to Anatomy (ZOOL 1090), Human Anatomy (ZOOL 2320 and ZOOL 2325) and additional biology courses, including courses within your area of expertise, or as needed by the department. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program that includes mentoring of undergraduates leading to peer-reviewed publications. Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to promote successful growth of the department and serving on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or online instruction are especially encouraged to apply. Utah Valley University is an open enrollment institution. It is the largest public university in the state of Utah with over 40,000 undergraduate students and one of the few in the nation offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with vocational programs of a community college. UVU is located in Orem, Utah, at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access employer.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or equivalent) in anatomy or related field required. Potential areas of candidate expertise include: developmental biology, embryology, clinical anatomy, comparative vertebrate anatomy, anatomical pathology, histology, neurobiology or other anatomically related fields at a university level. Experience in mammalian dissections. Must be willing to work non-traditional hours and at satellite locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy. Demonstrates knowledge of acceptable anatomical nomenclature. Knowledge of clinically relevant anatomy, gross and microscopic anatomy, developmental and comparative anatomy preferred.
  • SKILLS: Demonstrable ability to perform prosections on human cadavers. Skill in classroom management with ability to engage and motivate students. Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • ABILITIES: Ability to develop curriculum and teach/design courses, including class and laboratory components. Willingness to teach large classes, hybrid courses, and on-line courses. Familiar with multiple techniques for specimen preservation. A strong commitment to involve undergraduates in research projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong knowledge of active learning pedagogies and an established record of incorporation of those techniques in the classroom. One year experience teaching gross anatomy. Experience or strategies for teaching at open-enrollment institutions. Experience in and/or commitment to hybrid and online instruction. Publication record and/or work experience that indicates successful mentorship of undergraduates.

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.
Lifting up to 10 lbs.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC58218 Biology Faculty

Open Date: 11/05/2019

Review Start Date: 01/02/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

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