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Assistant Professor (Teaching) Anatomy and Cell Biology

McGill University

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Division of Anatomical Sciences, invites applications for a full-time position as an Assistant Professor (Contract Academic Staff). This is a three-year term position, with possibility of renewal.

The Department has an impressive record of groundbreaking discoveries and acclaimed scientists going back over 150 years. The Division of Anatomical Sciences coordinates the instruction of human anatomy for a diverse group of undergraduate, graduate and professional program students. and The Department is looking for a candidate with a strong background and demonstrated excellence in both classroom and laboratory teaching in gross anatomy. Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the Assistant Professor will be based at the McGill Campus in Montreal for the first year of his/her appointment, and then be assigned to the Campus médical en Outaouais (CMO) starting September 1, 2020.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will:
• Integrate basic anatomical sciences into a clinical context
• Coordinate and teach lectures and instruct medical and dental education courses in gross anatomy
• Coordinate and teach the embryology section of the Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD) curriculum
• Teach lectures and lab demonstrations in histology for medical and dental students
• Participate as an instructor in the Division of Anatomical Sciences International Clinical Dissection Program offered to health professionals across the world and assist in coordinating internal anatomy workshops at McGill
• Generate cadaveric prosections and specimen materials for laboratory
• Develop anatomical models for 3D printing purposes
• Coordinate radiological and surgical demonstrations for medical and dental students
• Supervise students in medical education and anatomical sciences research
• The candidate will be expected to serve in university and faculty wide committees related to admissions and curricular design.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
• PhD degree in Anatomy (or related/equivalent field)
• Experience with cadaveric laboratory teaching and cadaveric dissection is essential
• Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills, proven ability to work in a team
• Excellent French communication skills (verbal and written)

• Experience with course development
• Teaching experience in other fields of anatomy such as embryology and histology
• Active participation or engagement in independent and collaborative research activities, particularly related to the fields of health professions education, clinical anatomy and/or anatomical sciences
• English communication skills (verbal)

Job Type: Contract Academic Staff
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start date: July 1, 2019
Duration: Three (3) years with possibility of renewal
Posting period: Applications must be received within thirty (30) days of the publication date of this posting.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required:
- a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
- a brief teaching dossier which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and an outline of past and proposed scholarly activities (combined to make 1 pdf)
- the names and contact information of three referees

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.