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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
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Full Time
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Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Academic Affairs Department at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is hiring a non-tenured teaching instructor in human anatomy. The candidate will work as part of the anatomy teaching team that is responsible for teaching dissection-based human anatomy to medical, physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy students as part of rigorous, graduate-level health professions programs. Our collaborative instructional team is committed to excellence in student-centered teaching. We value creative and active instruction through engaging lectures, active teaching in the dissection laboratory, well-designed assessments, and imaginative learning activities.

- Provide in-person instruction in lectures and dissection-based human anatomy labs; supervise and instruct independent study / advanced dissection students; develop and grade formative and summative assessments; provide general course administration including grading, as well as training and supervising instructional aides.
- Create and maintain instructional materials for all courses, including e-textbooks, computer-based modules, instructional videos, photo atlases, and prosected human cadaver specimens.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.


Provides classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction associated with more than one lecture or laboratory course, assists with the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 10% Works with faculty to identify and develop new methods of advancing instruction in the discipline
  • 5% Assesses learner performance and prepares reports recommending instructional improvements
  • 25% Develops teaching techniques that enhance course effectiveness in alignment with desired outcomes and established strategy and may train other staff in use of these techniques
  • 35% Provides classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including grading
  • 5% Supervises the day-to-day activities of work unit employees involved in instructional support as needed
  • 5% Assists in development of grant proposals for funding of model instruction programs
  • 5% Assists in defining the objectives of the program and plays a major role in carrying out program duties
  • 5% May make presentations to faculty and to staff members on instructional programs and techniques
  • 5% Prepares dissected human cadaveric specimens for educational use in anatomy courses for health professional students
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean


Required: PhD or other terminal degree required related to anatomy or similar field of study. Prior experience teaching university or graduate-level anatomy, including gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy, and/or embryology.

Preferred: Teaching experience in lab, small group, and lecture settings as well as dissection experience in a human cadaver lab. Documented excellence in the teaching of dissection-based human anatomy. Understanding of the principles of effective and inclusive instruction and course design.

Other desired characteristics include:
- an ability to work closely with a team
- excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- excellent dissection skills
- commitment to continuous improvement of instructional techniques and materials
- commitment to laboratory safety
- proficiency with learning management systems, Microsoft PowerPoint, video production and editing software, multimedia creation software
- ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and a commitment to supporting a diverse student population

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter describing documented excellence in teaching of dissection-based human anatomy (this might be in the form of reviews from students/peers/supervisors, teaching awards, sample instructional materials); commitment to creative and active instruction, learning activities and assessments. Also, please provide a statement of your teaching philosophy.

You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Beth Miller
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Teaching Faculty II(TL026)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 18 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 2 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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