REPORTS TO: Chair, Basic Sciences SCHEDULE: 12 month; varies term to term
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt- Bargaining Unit Employee
Prepare and conduct doctoral level courses for chiropractic students in human gross anatomy, including cadaver dissection. The primary responsibility for this position will be serving as course director for two courses in human gross anatomy within the curriculum doctor of chiropractic program (DCP). The course covering the back and extremities consists of 40 lecture hours and 60 dissection lab hours and is taught in Fall and Winter terms. The course covering the thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum consists of 40 lecture hours and 30 dissection lab hours and is taught in Spring and Summer terms. The successful applicant will also assist in the head and neck dissection lab in Winter and Spring terms. UWS places primary emphasis on excellence in teaching, but the successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the development of the institution through scholarship and service.
Teach courses in human gross anatomy within the DCP curriculum.
Prepare and deliver lectures using appropriate presentation methodologies. • Serve as primary and/or secondary instructor in student based cadaver dissection laboratory activities.
Compile course materials (e.g., assigned texts, note packets, lab guides, online resources and/or bibliographies of specialized materials for reading and writing assignments) for distribution to students. Stimulate class discussions and student participation in learning activities.
Compile, administer, and evaluate student lecture examinations and assign student grades.
Create, proctor and assign student grades for cadaver based practical examinations
Participate in cadaver preparation upon their receipt and prior to their return for cremation.
Remain current in one's field of specialization and attend professional meetings.
When engaged in research, publish scholarly work in appropriate professional journals.
Participate as an advisor to student organizations and/or clubs.
Designate and maintain an adequate number of office hours for student interactions.
Serve on faculty and/or administrative committees as a participant in the collegial governance of the institution.
Participate in academic division meetings, Faculty Senate, and other forums convened to discuss college interests.
Adhere to pertinent university policies.
Assist or consult with government, accreditation and/or professional credentialing organizations.
Have sufficient stamina to provide lecture and/or lab instruction with brief breaks over a 1-3 hour period.
Have sufficient mobility to move among students engaged in various types of lab activities.
Have sufficient visual acuity to accurately identify pertinent structures and/or details as instructional activities demand.
Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate pertinent tools and/or equipment as instructional activities demand.
Cognitive Requirements: (Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform job.)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents in one’s field.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and in written English.
Ability to create instructional materials using original or innovative techniques or style.
Ability to deliver effective presentations on controversial or complex topics to chiropractic students and postgraduates.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (e.g., formulas, scientific data, statistics, illustrations, graphs, notes, etc.,).
Ability to deal with the abstract and concrete variables in one’s field. Qualifications: (Education, Training & Experience)
Doctoral degree in a discipline appropriate to teaching human gross anatomy OR a first professional degree with advanced training in anatomy OR a master’s degree with at least four years related experience and/or training.
The proposed starting date is April, 2014. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three referees. Official transcripts must be received prior to offer being extended for finalist.
University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type.
University of Western States is an equal opportunity employer
You may send your materials as an email attachment (Word or PDF), FAX or U.S. mail to:
Human Resources University of Western States
2900 NE 132nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230