Paleonet: Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy positions open to paleontologists

Weil, Anne anne.weil at
Tue Mar 5 23:26:15 GMT 2019

My apologies to anyone who gets this twice.  This ad includes information expanding on the published advertisement at .  We have a really dynamic department here at OSU and are looking for two people who complement our existing research interests, which include evolution and paleontology, and who want to teach Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy in a Medical School.  Please apply or pass it along!


The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences invites applications for two tenure track or non-tenure track, full time (12 month) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D. with a specialization in Anatomy, broadly trained (e.g., four field Anatomy) or a related field; previous experience teaching in a medical school; proficiency in instructional technology; interest in teaching collaboratively; and a record of excellence or strong evidence of potential as an instructor and extramurally-funded scientist. Postdoctoral research or professional experience will be regarded positively. The successful candidates will be based at the OSU-College of Osteopathic Medicine-Cherokee Nation (OSUCOM-CN) campus in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They will participate in team teaching via telepresence in Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy concurrently with the faculty based at the OSU-COM campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The successful candidates will teach the laboratory part of these anatomy courses, however, in new facilities located on the OSUCOM-CN campus. The candidates may also be expected to participate in summer anatomy courses and teach graduate courses in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates will also be full graduate faculty in the OSU Graduate College, with all of the privileges and duties therein. Access to local and regional research facilities at OSU-COM and partner institutions includes:
* Fossil preparation laboratory and extensive volunteer program;
* Paleohistology lab;
* Comparative dissection and wet-prep lab;
* 3D image-processing lab running Avizo (with remote license sharing to the Tahlequah campus);
* Micro-CT Scanning facility (the MicroCT Imaging Consortium for Research and Outreach, located at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville;
* Large-animal veterinary CT scanner at the OSU Vet College (located on the OSU, Stillwater main campus;
* Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, OK)

Applicants should submit a letter of application (2-page maximum), statement of research interests including a 5-year plan (2-page maximum), statement of teaching philosophy (2-page maximum), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: The letter of application should address how the research program of the applicant will complement current department research interest in evolutionary neuroscience, neuromorphometrics, digital anatomy tools and educational research, and vertebrate paleontology (, and should discuss teaching experiences in anatomy. At least one reference should be able to address the candidate's experience or potential for excellence in teaching and teamwork. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the current faculty. Applications will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Laboratory space and start-up packages will be negotiated based on the candidate's needs and record of success. For inquires, contact Kent Smith, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, kent.smith at<mailto:kent.smith at> or 918-561-8253. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019. To apply, visit<>. Search Health Sciences campus, requisition #6176. Expected start date of August 1, 2019.

The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is a state-supported comprehensive medical school whose mission is to train osteopathic physicians to meet the health care needs of the state. The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology prides itself in state-of-the art interdisciplinary research and excellence in education, including a graduate track in Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit<>.

Anne Weil, Ph.D.
Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th St.
Tulsa, OK 74107

ofc. Phone (918) 561-8266
e-mail: anne.weil at<mailto:anne.weil at>

and @OSUVertPaleo on Twitter

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