Job Description

Lecturer II of Cell Biology & Physiology

Posting Numberreq11253
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeLecturer
Hiring DepartmentCell Biology (624A)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque is seeking to hire a full-time lecturer of medical gross anatomy. The candidate for this non-tenure track lecturer position should have experience in the teaching of gross anatomy with cadaveric dissection in large and small group teaching settings, preferably in a medical school or other health sciences programs. This individual will also assist in the organization and management of the human cadaver laboratory and body donation program.

Detailed list of responsibilities

Assist with large and small group active learning sessions, laboratory sessions, prosections and lab practicals within an integrated basic science curriculum:

* 9-weeks during the Clinical Morphology Block

* Variable time during each organ system block to review the relevant anatomy or assist with teaching new anatomy content: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Block; Gastrointestinal, Nutrition and Metabolism Block, Neuroscience (Head and Neck review and Neuroanatomy Labs), Human Sexuality, Reproduction and Endocrine Block

* 4-week Surgical Anatomy Bootcamp for 4th year students

Assist with undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, continuing medical education, and graduate research education courses (i.e. Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program) with a laboratory component, as well as special projects.

Serve as an anatomy content expert for group and individual tutoring of medical students.

Assist in oversight of the anatomy dissection facility including keeping up to date on best practices, scheduling, and lab turn around between curricula.

Direct educational outreach activities for K-12 and community organizations.

Support the annual Donor Memorial Service.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in human anatomy, physiology, or a related field
  • 2 years of experience teaching gross anatomy at either the graduate or undergraduate level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mastery of human cadaver dissection
  • Experience in the teaching of human gross anatomy in a dissection-based course with a clinical emphasis, preferably in a medical curriculum
  • Ability to contribute to the teaching of related anatomical sciences such as histology, embryology and neuroanatomy
  • Training in and/or experience with active learning pedagogies such as team-based learning, peer instruction, and other modalities
  • Commitment and passion towards teaching, learning, and student mentorship as evidenced by prior activities
  • Interest in assisting with management of the anatomical donor program and the anatomy laboratory, including current best practices and regulations
  • Interest in or experience with educational outreach

Application InstructionsA complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification and relating personal qualifications to the responsibilities of the position; CV or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nuttall, Search Coordinator, (505) 272-0819,

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/31/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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