Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

The Kansas City University (KCU) is adding to our Anatomy team and is seeking a new Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Anatomy on the Joplin Campus. We particularly seek an individual with a background in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. This individual will contribute to the education of students; engage in service opportunities to effectively and positively promote the University, the discipline, and the profession; and actively engage in the advancement of research and scholarly activities.

KCU is growing and opened an additional College of Osteopathic Medicine campus in Joplin, Missouri in July 2017. KCU is looking to add talented faculty at its Joplin location.

Joplin is located in southwest Missouri, and serves as a hub for the four state region of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. The resident population is just over 50,000 people, but that expands daily to over 250,000 as people from nearby communities come to Joplin. Joplin has the qualities and the feel of a small town, with amenities such as a vibrant downtown area, convenient public transportation, parks with walking and bike trails as well retail, dining and a culture for the arts and entertainment.

Essential Functions:

  • Continuously prepares and teaches assigned courses

  • Develops course syllabi

  • Actively participates in curriculum and assessment development for student success

  • Provide student advisement/office hours

  • Use innovative teaching methods and the application of learning sciences in medical education

  • Participates in admissions activities

  • Participates in committee(s) as assigned

  • Engages in research/scholarly activity and continued professional development

  • Participates in Commencement and White Coat ceremonies

  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards

  • Conducts oneself appropriately, professionally, and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of KCU

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD, DO, or MD degree

  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, the public and private organizations

  • Excellent credentials in academic, scholarly, and professional activities commensurate with experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in teaching gross anatomy with full body dissection laboratories and experience in teaching neuroanatomy at the professional school level

  • Experience in developing and utilizing new instructional technologies in teaching and assessing anatomical learning

  • Experience with curricular, instructional design, and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation

  • Possess high emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and strategic planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to support others and their ideas in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating solutions; ability to manage projects/people and be self-directed; ability to work with and manage a learning management system.

Performance Expectations:

Integrity - Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism

Compassion - Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity

Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do

Collaboration - Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals

Intellectual Curiosity - Pursuing personal and professional growth

Innovation - Embracing new practices to improve outcomes

Heritage - Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

Annual Security Report

KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!

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