Anatomy Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Medical Education

Anatomy Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Medical Education

  • 527602
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 40
  • UAA College of Health

The UAA School of Medical Education is a partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), part of the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) decentralized medical education program. UAA WWAMI is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track appointment in the School of Medical Education, teaching Human Form and Function (HFF) to 1st and 2nd year medical students in the Foundations Phase. Curriculum is developed by collaboration within the HFF faculty throughout WWAMI, creating a common proscribed curriculum. The successful applicant will be expected to join an existing multi-disciplinary team of faculty and staff to teach gross anatomy, microanatomy, medical imaging, and embryology. The successful applicant will collaborate with both Basic Science and Clinical faculty to integrate and reinforce anatomical concepts throughout the curriculum. Additionally, the applicant will teach anatomy each spring semester to occupational therapy (OT) doctoral students and undergraduate students.

Anatomy is a key component of the Alaska WWAMI medical school curriculum. You will be involved in teaching medical students, occupational therapy students, and undergraduate students interested in health care, with responsibility for running the anatomy lab. Participation in high school anatomy lab tours would be required to continue to build on our strong partnership with STEM high school teachers and the WWAMI program.

To thrive in this role you must be a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative instructor with strong organizational skills. You must able to work with faculty across six universities and five states as part of the WWAMI program. You must be able to teach a diverse student body from undergraduate to doctorate medical and occupational therapy level education. You must have the ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, and productivity. Ability to handle confidential information responsibly. Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working relationships and address complex issues is a must. Knowledge of, or experience with, equity and diversity is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful applicants must possess a M.S., and preferably a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in anatomical sciences or other related discipline and have experience instructing medical students in clinically oriented anatomical and structural sciences (anatomy, embryology, histology, medical imaging).

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAA campus in Anchorage. This is not a remote position. This is a full-time, 9-month (with extensions), term-funded, non-tenure track faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package including tuition waivers for employees and family members, affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience. *A teaching demonstration may be required.

Please submit with your application the following:

Cover letter
Unofficial Transcripts
Teaching Philosophy Statement (please limit to 250 words or less)


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).


This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Carmen Mason, Curriculum Coordinator, at

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