Job Type: Faculty Job Description: Kansas City University (KCU) is adding to our Anatomy team and is seeking a new Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Anatomy on the Joplin Campus. We particularly seek an individual with a background in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. This individual will contribute to the education of students; engage in service opportunities to effectively and positively promote the University, the discipline, and the profession; and actively engage in the advancement of research and scholarly activities.
Within your application materials, please include the three following documents:
Letter of interest (cover letter)
Summary of your teaching philosophy
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KCU is growing and opened an additional College of Osteopathic Medicine campus in Joplin, Missouri in July 2017. KCU is looking to add talented faculty at its Joplin location.
Joplin is located in southwest Missouri, and serves as a hub for the four state region of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. The resident population is just over 50,000 people, but that expands daily to over 250,000 as people from nearby communities come to Joplin. Joplin has the qualities and the feel of a small town, with amenities such as a vibrant downtown area, convenient public transportation, parks with walking and bike trails as well retail, dining and a culture for the arts and entertainment.
Continuously prepares and teaches assigned courses
Develops course syllabi
Actively participates in curriculum and assessment development for student success
Provide student advisement/office hours
Use innovative teaching methods and the application of learning sciences in medical education
Participates in admissions activities
Participates in committee(s) as assigned
Engages in research/scholarly activity and continued professional development
Participates in Commencement and White Coat ceremonies
Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
Conducts oneself appropriately, professionally, and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of KCU
Other duties as assigned
PhD, DO, or MD degree
Ability to work effectively with colleagues, the public and private organizations
Excellent credentials in academic, scholarly, and professional activities commensurate with experience
Background in teaching gross anatomy with full body dissection laboratories and experience in teaching neuroanatomy at the professional school level
Experience in developing and utilizing new instructional technologies in teaching and assessing anatomical learning
Experience with curricular, instructional design, and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation
Possess high emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and strategic planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to support others and their ideas in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating solutions; ability to manage projects/people and be self-directed; ability to work with and manage a learning management system.
Integrity- Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
Compassion- Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity
Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do
Collaboration- Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals
Intellectual Curiosity- Pursuing personal and professional growth
Innovation- Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
Heritage- Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
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Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!
Internal Number: R-0001337
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.