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Postdoctoral Fellowship/Visiting Professor of Anatomical Sciences

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biomedical Sciences
Athens, Ohio
The salary will be accompanied by an excellent benefits package.
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship/Visiting Professor in Anatomical Sciences

Full-time 11-month

Athens, Ohio

Position Description:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in Anatomical Sciences to support the delivery of our integrated medical curriculum on the Athens, Ohio Campus. The primary responsibilities will be to participate in a team-taught anatomical sciences active learning environment (70% effort).

The ideal applicant should have at least two years of experience teaching dissection-based human gross anatomy at the professional school (e.g., medical, dental) level. A PhD in comparative anatomy, vertebrate paleontology or functional morphology/biomechanics is preferred, but ABD candidates with degree completion by September 2023 will be considered. Additional background in teaching histology and/or neuroanatomy is desirable, but not required. This position is renewable annually for up to three years, dependent upon performance and instructional needs.

The selected candidate will join the integrative anatomy and biomechanics research group in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, allowing them to continue developing their research interests. Specific topical areas of faculty research include comparative and developmental anatomy, functional morphology and biomechanics, and vertebrate paleontology. The person chosen for this position will have 30% of their effort allocated to research (either independent or collaborative). There will also be opportunities for curriculum and/or activity leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Teach medical dissection-based human anatomy and potentially neuroanatomy and histologyin an integrative team-based teaching and learning environment.

· Prepare anatomical prosections as needed.

· Commit to ongoing research and professional development activities.


· Completed Doctoral degree (i.e., Ph.D.); ABD candidates will be considered with completion by September 2023 required.

· Two years of teaching dissection-based human gross anatomy (eg. graduate teaching assistant, post-doctoral position, visiting professor)


Application Information:


Please complete the online application and attach required documents including a detailed cover letter, current CV, teaching philosophy statement. Additionally, you will be prompted to provide contact information for three reference letter providers.
For full consideration, please apply by January 13, 2023. Selected applicants will be contacted in mid-January to coordinate interviews.


Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

About the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

We pride ourselves on our strong focus on our mission: training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio. Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.

The Heritage College is recognized as the national leader in training osteopathic primary care physicians and the number one producer of primary care physicians in the country.

Essential Values
These fundamental principles form the foundation of the culture at our college: wholeness and balance within each person; integrity; community of mutual respect; acceptance of others and embracing diversity; pursuit of excellence; a climate of scholarship; and commitment to service, generosity and compassion.

About HCOM Diversity
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. We aim to strengthen representation, ensuring that people who look different and have different backgrounds, origins, perspectives, and thoughts have: a seat at the table; equal access to opportunities and resources; are respected, seen, and valued. We believe it is only through diverse voices that impactful positive change can occur in our society. All persons are encouraged to apply.

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