Instructor, non-tenure track faculty

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Director of Human Resources
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University of Western States
Basic Sciences
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2900 NE 132nd Ave
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POSITION: Instructor, non-tenure track faculty
DEPARTMENT: Basic Sciences
REPORTS TO: Chair, Basic Sciences
SCHEDULE: 12 month; varies term to term
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt/Bargaining unit
Summary Description: The primary responsibility for this position will be as co-instructor in the human gross anatomy cadaver dissection laboratories. Effective instruction and assistance with student dissection will be required in each of the three human anatomy dissection courses: back and extremities (Gross anatomy I), head and neck (Gross anatomy II) and thorax, abdomen, pelvis/ perineum (Gross anatomy III). The successful candidate will also perform cadaver prosections to support instructional design, delivery and student learning. Additionally, this instructor will assist in the microscope based histology lab course and will be the course director for a short course in spinal anatomy.
• Co-instructor in student based cadaver dissection laboratory activities and microscope based histology lab activities.
• Prepare, proctor and evaluate student performance on cadaver based practical exams and slide based histology practical exams.
• Participate in cadaver preparation upon their receipt from, and prior to their return to the body donation program.
• Prepare prosected cadaveric specimens to support instructional delivery and student learning.
• Prepare and deliver lectures using appropriate presentation methodologies.
• Compile course materials (e.g., assigned texts, note packets, lab guides, online resources and/or compendia of specialized materials for reading and writing assignments) to support student learning.
• Compile, administer, and evaluate student examinations and assign student grades as assigned.
• Remain current in one's field of specialization and attend professional meetings.
• 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 department meetings, Faculty Senate, and other forums convened to discuss university interests.
• Adhere to pertinent university policies.
• Assist or consult with government, accreditation and/or professional credentialing organizations as appropriate.
Physical Requirements:
• Have sufficient stamina to provide lecture and/or lab instruction with brief breaks over a 1-3 hour period.
• Have sufficient physical capability to help move human cadavers while in the process of specimen preparation and dissection.
• 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 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)
•Master’s degree in a discipline appropriate to teaching human gross anatomy OR a first professional degree with advanced training in anatomy.
Position is open until filled. 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
Fax: 503.206-3204

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Tel: 301-634-7910 | Fax: 301-634-7965


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