The IU School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology (ACBP) is seeking well-qualified and highly motivated applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in medical education. The successful candidate will join an internationally-recognized team of anatomy and physiology medical educators that are dedicated to delivering inquiry-driven content to a wide range of learners. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to support the teaching mission of the department in the anatomical fields (gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and/or neuroanatomy) through teaching in and directing courses to undergraduate, graduate (MS/PhD), and/or professional health students (MD, PA, PT, OT) in multiple levels of instruction in both lecture, laboratory, and small group sessions. Responsibilities will include collaborating with other faculty on curriculum development within courses in a team-based environment. Successful candidates will also have opportunities to develop and teach in new courses in the broad field of the human anatomical sciences as the department works to expand its teaching portfolio.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to empirical scholarship and will be expected establish and maintain a productive independent research program in the area of medical or anatomy education, capable of attracting funding, commensurate with their level of development; multiple internal mechanisms for funding are available at Indiana University. Applicants whose research interests align with the focus areas within the department—metacognition, professional identity formation, interprofessional education, science communication, and scholarship of teaching and learning within the anatomical sciences .
Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for sharing mentorship responsibility by mentoring graduate students in research projects in the applicant's specific area of expertise, for students enrolled in two of the department's graduate programs: 1) the unique education-focused PhD program, which involves researchers in the Schools of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Science, and Education and 2) the education-focused Clinical Anatomy & Physiology MS program. Candidates will also be expected to serve the department, school, and university through committee assignments and other service roles.
Successful applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree, preferably a doctorate in Anatomy or a related field. The ideal candidate will possess a strong record of excellence in teaching in at least two of the anatomical sciences (gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, and/or histology), including evidence that the candidate will make meritorious contributions to the department in both teaching and research. Two or more years of teaching experience in higher education, along with experience in cadaveric dissection, is preferred. Experience in various educational pedagogies, assessment/evaluation strategies, and/or curriculum design is a plus. Ideal candidates will also present a track record of successful scholarship in medical education and evidence of recognition for their teaching and pedagogical activities. The IUSM is committed to advancing outstanding medical education research in an integrated environment of basic science and clinical care. Faculty must be highly collaborative and eager to work in interdisciplinary teams across fields.
All academic ranks (Assistant to Full Professor) will be considered, and academic appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be commensurate with the candidate's background and experience.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
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