A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Health Sciences
(ATSU-ASHS) is seeking an exempt Anatomy Lab Manager/Instructor on
the Mesa, Arizona campus. This position reports to the Director of
Anatomy. The Anatomy Lab Manager/Instructor will work
collaboratively with health professions faculty and students and
contribute to supporting the delivery of high quality graduate
education in an active learning environment. The Human Anatomy Lab
Manager and Instructor will be housed in the Department of
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (DIHS) and operate to support and
assist faculty from ATSU schools (health sciences, medical, and
dental) who use the shared anatomy lab space for teaching courses
on the Mesa, AZ campus
The Human Anatomy Lab Manager and Instructor will work with faculty
to coordinate teaching labs and provide instructional support with
the opportunity to help in instructional activities (as needed, as
qualified). The individual in this position will coordinate with
the body donation program in procuring and returning anatomical
specimens; maintain all records and inventory of anatomical
specimens while stored and used for teaching in the anatomy labs;
coordinate the dissection of anatomical specimens, which may
include scheduling, performing, instructing students, and
supervising students, staff, and faculty in achieving the
dissection needs identified for teaching. Other duties including
lab safety, maintenance of equipment/computers/AV system,
inventory, ordering supplies, and supporting virtual and online
anatomy lab instruction. Instruction will be primarily in the
anatomy lab, with additional opportunities for independent and/or
team teaching in didactic courses (as needed, as qualified).
- Oversee procurement and returning of anatomical specimens;
maintaining inventory of teaching specimens
- Maintain inventory of anatomy lab supplies, place orders in the
online purchasing system for supplies and equipment, confirm
receipt of purchases and record in the online purchasing system.
This includes tracking use trends and anticipating needs so lab
workflow is not disrupted.
- Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of
supplies and equipment, and monitoring of lab safety and
cleanliness. This includes submitting requests and working with
facilities, IT, and other service offices to address needs in a
- Work with institutional facilities and safety
committee/personnel to ensure compliance with standards, state and
federal guidelines, OSHA, etc.
- Work with vendors, such as hazardous waste and laundry.
- Request bids and estimates for all equipment and supplies to
assist with budget planning.
- Track data on lab usage by students, of equipment and supplies,
etc. and generate reports.
- Assist with coordinating preparation and set-up for anatomy
labs and practical exams
- Act as liaison between faculty from all schools and programs
using the anatomy lab for teaching and schedule lab times in room
booking system accordingly
- Supervise and coordinate work study lab monitors and teaching
- Perform, instruct, and supervise dissection of anatomical
specimens (as qualified and needed)
- Maintain and operate anatomy lab equipment, computers, AV
- Ability to transport, lift, and move anatomical specimens (eg,
- Attend anatomy program meetings, as requested
- Assist in coordinating events hosted in the anatomy lab to
guests (eg, other ATSU groups, community partners, continuing
education courses, etc.)
- Proctor exams – classroom and lab practical
- Assist in lab instruction (as qualified and needed)
- Assist in develop virtual anatomy learning activities (as
qualified and needed)
- Master’s degree in anatomy, biological science, or related
- A minimum of 1 year of experience working in a human anatomy
laboratory performing dissection and lab-based instruction.
- Proficient in productivity and educational technology software
such as Google Apps, Microsoft Office, video conferencing tools
- Ability to write, proofread, and edit instructional materials
for various students and audiences.
- Ability to effectively communicate and supervise student
workers who assist with dissection and anatomy lab operations.
- Ability to perform physical requirements on the job (see
- Enthusiastic about teaching and learning in a hands-on,
collaborative, and active learning environment.
- Brings a positive, energetic perspective toward working in
graduate level health professions anatomy education learning
environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity,
inclusion, and justice initiatives.
- Personal characteristics or traits include: outstanding
interprofessional communication, excellent time management,
reliable, ability to work independently and with others of varied
experience and skill levels.
Physical requirements of Anatomy Lab Manager and
- Credentials and experience as a health care provider.
- At least 2-3 years of experience managing and coordinating
operations of a human anatomy laboratory.
- At least 2-3 years of experience instructing health professions
students in anatomy, including hands-on laboratory and
- Experience in software such as virtual anatomy platforms (eg,
Complete Anatomy, Anatomy.TV), learning management systems (eg,
Canvas), and interactive or related educational technologies and
- Comfortable developing and delivering clinical anatomy content
to graduate health professions students in varied settings (eg,
laboratory, small group, lecture classroom)
- Experience managing multiple projects and group needs
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility
to work in a laboratory setting, which include:
- to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time;
- to often stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist;
- to lift, carry, push, and/or pull minimum 75 lbs of weight to
transport cadavers, large containers, equipment/
- to operate laboratory and office equipment requiring repetitive
hand movement and fine coordination including use
- of a computer keyboard;
- to verbally communicate to exchange information – to anatomy
team, vendors, and users (faculty, staff) of the
- anatomy lab
- to maintain inventory
- place orders for supplies and equipment
- Perform and/or oversee lab safety training, cleaning and
maintenance, and facility safety requirements
- requires the wearing, ordering, and oversight of personal
protective equipment including safety glasses or goggles,
- lab coats, rubber or plastic gloves, respirators, or face
- To perform and instruct in cadaveric dissection, which involves
long duration of standing and performing manual
- tasks, transporting, lifting, and repositioning cadavers
(~75-100 lbs of strength to do this task). The majority of
- dissection occurs during the spring – early fall semesters and
sessions are scheduled ~4-5 hours 2-3 times a week.
The review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2022
and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered
for this position, please submit a 1) cover letter and 2) your
current resume and/or curriculum vita 3) with references at:
ATSU - Human Anatomy Lab Manager and Instructor,
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible,
employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month
following hire date. For more information, please visit: atsu.edu/employment/benefits