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University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine: Postdoctoral Scholar Teaching Fellow in Integrative Anatomical Sciences

(posted 2019-01-31)


The Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine is searching for a post-doctoral teaching fellow to teach gross anatomy and osteology in a new Master’s of Science Program in Human Anatomy. Specific teaching responsibilities include directing an intensive, 10-week summer gross anatomy course, which is the cornerstone of the MS program, and a teaching role in a team-taught human osteology course in the fall term. This is a 1-year position, potentially renewable for a second year with permission of the department chair. The position will begin April 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent degree (ABD applicants will also be considered), and have prior experience in teaching human gross anatomy to graduate or medical students. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to research in some area of the anatomical sciences, and we are especially interested in scholars who focus on functional morphology, vertebrate evolution, and/or biological anthropology. There are ample opportunities for collaboration within the department (Drs. Kristian Carlson, Michael Habib, Adam Huttenlocker, Kristi Lewton, Biren Patel, and Erik Seiffert), as well as with basic sciences and clinical faculty throughout the Keck School of Medicine, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Dr. Craig Stanford), the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, the Viterbi School of Engineering, the School of Cinematic Arts, and others. Teaching utilizes our newly-renovated gross anatomy lab, featuring traditional dissection and extensive computer-based technologies. Information about the department is at https://keck.usc.edu/integrative-anatomical-sciences/. The fellow will receive a salary and benefits for 1 year commensurate with training and experience. For questions, please contact Dr. Kristi Lewton: lewton@usc.edu

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience, summary of research/scholarly interests and accomplishments, and the contact information for 3-5 professional references including e-mail addresses. (Reference letters are not required at this time). The full application must be submitted electronically online through USC’s Employee Recruitment Services at https://usccareers.usc.edu/; the posting can be found using the keyword “REQ20067220”. In addition to the formal online submission process, applicants should send a copy of their submitted application materials (as a single PDF document) directed to Dr. Kristi Lewton USC Postdoctoral Search Committee, at anatomypostdoc.usc@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, but all applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.