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How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Letter of application, which includes a description of how you meet the qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Philosophy of Teaching
  • Three professional references

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomical Sciences (U-M DAS) is seeking an experienced human anatomist to join our team as a faculty member. U-M DAS is currently comprised of seven faculty members, and intends to augment its instructional team for planned curricular growth. A career in the U-M DAS provides opportunities for educational scholarship and collaborative educational projects with other departments. U-M DAS houses seven newly remodeled dissection labs, extensive osteological and plastinated anatomical collections, and provides generous resources for a successful career at the University of Michigan.


We are seeking skilled educators of human anatomy in laboratory and lecture settings.  


Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Medical Gross Anatomy for first-year medical students (student dissection-based)
  • Gross Head and Neck Anatomy for first-year dental students (student dissection-based)
  • Applied Clinical Gross Anatomy for advanced medical students (e.g. Advanced Head and Neck, Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic, Emergency Medicine, and OB/GYN courses which emphasize clinical anatomy)
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Human Gross Anatomy

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have:

  • A terminal degree in a relevant field (PhD, MD, DO, DDS, or DMD)
  • Experience and excellence in teaching human gross anatomy in the laboratory and lecture settings, using active learning techniques and innovative pedagogical methods
  • Ability to relate human gross anatomy to clinical contexts in medicine and dentistry
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team teaching environment
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and written and oral communication ability
  • Experience in cadaveric dissection

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in education, curriculum design, educational outcomes assessment, or educational/behavioral research
  • Experience teaching human gross anatomy for 2+ years in an accredited medical or dental school

Additional Information

The University of Michigan, Division of Anatomical Sciences provides superior, innovative, and engaging anatomical education and support. Our core values include: teamwork, respect, innovation, and diversity. We provide learner-focused anatomical education to a variety of students, including medical, dental, undergraduate, and graduate students. We support the endeavors of U-M Medical School, Michigan Medicine, U-M Dental School, and other academic units both within the University and worldwide.


The University of Michigan is ranked in the top 5 of all U.S. public research universities, and the University of Michigan Medical School is ranked in the top 10 for both research and primary care of all U.S. medical schools. The University of Michigan Dental School is ranked #1 worldwide.


The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, which is consistently ranked among the best places to work and live. Please see for details.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.