Associate Professor/Professor and Chair, Department of MEDICAL ANATOMICAL SCIENCES

Western University
Pomona, California
November 01 2018
Life Sciences
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Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Pacific

Associate Professor/Professor and Chair, Department of MEDICAL ANATOMICAL SCIENCES

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) at Western University of Health Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Chair position in the joint Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences for the Pomona, CA and Lebanon, OR campuses. Western University is a vibrant and growing graduate health professions university with degree programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Veterinary Medicine. The department has educational responsibilities in gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology, and embryology. Currently, we have 11 primary faculty with backgrounds in clinical practice, classical anatomy, anthropology, and paleontology. Western University seeks applicants (PhD/DO/MD) at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to:

Mentor faculty: Promote faculty development, especially in research, as well as establish research collaboration with other basic and clinical science departments.

Perform effective administrative duties: The Chair is a vital member of the College’s leadership team who will participate in setting COMP goals and the assessment of departmental and college outcomes. Good interpersonal skills and administrative experience will be essential.

Maintain an active research program: Competitive salary, start-up support, laboratory space, and access to core facilities will be offered. Preferred applicants will have an established and current research program supported by active and sustained competitive extramural funding.

Participate in health professions education: Limited anatomical teaching to first- and second-year medical students. Applicants must have several years of experience in anatomicalteachingandcurriculumdevelopment. Experience teaching histology, embryology, and/or neuroanatomy is particularly welcome.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research activity and current support, 3) teaching philosophy statement, and 4) curriculum vitae with contact information of three references to

Inquiries can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Mathew Wedel, PhD, Departmentof Medical Anatomical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766- 1854. Tel #: 909-469-6842. E-mail:

Western University of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks applications from women and minorities.


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