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Human Gross Anatomist

University of Missouri - Kansas City - Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine
Kansas City, Missouri
Rank and salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine is seeking a human gross anatomist to serve as an educator in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. 

The UMKC Medical School is a partner of the UMKC Health Sciences District. The District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. UMKC provides unique opportunities for research and health care collaboration across its Schools of: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Studies, and Pharmacy as well as University Health physicians, regional health care institutions, and the University of Missouri System’s 

NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.

Job Description: 

The Biomedical Sciences Department provides basic-science instruction to a diverse student body enrolled in UMKC’s medical and allied-health degree programs.  The department also provides anatomy courses to dental and dental hygiene students in the UMKC School of Dentistry.  Instructional methods include lectures, small-group and team-based learning sessions, and labs that use cadaver dissection and prosection, models, and virtual technologies.  

There are potential opportunities for research collaboration with the current anatomy faculty, whose interests include biological anthropology, morphometrics, vertebrate paleontology, clinical anatomy, and medical education.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

The primary responsibility is to provide instruction in human gross anatomy to professional students in the UMKC Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.  Participation in service for the Department and School is also expected.  Research or other scholarly activity is strongly encouraged.  Candidates with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in anatomical sciences or any related field that includes training in anatomy at the graduate/professional level.  ABDs will be considered if nearing completion of dissertation.

Full Time/PartTime:

The position includes a full-time, twelve-month, benefit-eligible, ranked non-tenure-track appointment (at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor), with a start date of June 1, 2023.

Opportunity for ranked promotion at the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor levels.

Rank and Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Applicant interviews will occur until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

Applications for the position must be made through the UMKC online application system.  To be considered, an applicant must:  1. Complete the online application form; and 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.  Limit document name to 50 characters.  Maximum size limit is 11MB.  Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.). If you need technical assistance, please email

Applicants with questions about the position may contact the search committee chair, Dr. Theodore Cole (


About UMKC, the School of Medicine, and Kansas City:

UMKC is a public, urban, four-year research university with more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  It is part of the larger University of Missouri System.  The School of Medicine ( is located on UMKC’s Hospital Hill campus, along with the Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing.  Together, these schools and their partner health care institutions comprise the UMKC Health Sciences District (, which is currently planning a $100-million expansion for health-science education and research. 

Our university is committed to becoming a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure and socially just quality of life.

A City on the Rise:  Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds - a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. The university is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both the Volker and Health Sciences campuses. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, and a rich history of music and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts all within an easy drive.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

  • EEO is the Law English Version
  • EEO is the Law Spanish Version
  • EEO is the Law Chinese Version

UMKC Statement on Diversity:

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.  

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change 

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion 

Annual Report 

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility: 

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource. 

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