Medical Gross Anatomy and Surgery Academic Administrator

Location
Irvine, CA
Posted
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Medicine - Anatomy & Neurobiology


  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD



    Open March 27th, 2017 through June 30th, 2017


    DESCRIPTION


    Summary of Position
    The Academic Administrator will support the teaching and research activities of the Medical Gross Anatomy & Embryology course offered at UCI School of Medicine. The primary duties will be to assist in the lecture and laboratory teaching of first year medical students. Additional teaching will be done with fourth year medical students in the Surgical Anatomy elective along with the Summer Anatomy Academy. This position also addresses the critical need throughout the country for individuals with training in clinical anatomy. Research activities will center on medical education and different forms of pedagogy that can be instituted to further enhance medical education. Dr. Jamie Wikenheiser is the lead faculty member for this position. He serves as the Course Director for both Medical Gross Anatomy & Embryology and the Surgical Anatomy elective. He also serves as the Program Director for the UCI Summer Anatomy Academy through the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

    Responsibilities
    • Participate in the teaching of medical and undergraduate students.
    • Participate in research related to medical education under the guidance of the course director.
    • Coordinate the schedule and activities of the Summer Anatomy Academy.
    • Help fill the void of individuals trained in clinical anatomy.

    Qualifications
    • Ph.D. in any of the biological sciences.
    • Preferred prior teaching experience in a gross anatomy laboratory.
    • Coordinate the schedule and activities of the Summer Anatomy Academy.
    • Help fill the void of individuals trained in clinical anatomy.

    Working Environment
    The Academic Administrator will work with a diverse population of medical students. This position is similar to a post-doctoral position where an individual is gaining additional experience before landing a full faculty position. Their continued training will focus on filling a national need for individuals with a clinical anatomy background.

    The Academic Administrator will supplement their previous research experience with research focused on teaching pedagogy at the medical school level. With the continued cutbacks in the total number of contact hours specifically of the medical gross anatomy courses throughout the country, innovative techniques of teaching are needed to help streamline the training of medical students. Pilot studies have included the addition of iPads in the dissection laboratories pre-loaded with an online dissector to facilitate dissection. Currently, specific procedure laboratories have been added to the curriculum to see if they can supplement the dissection experience. Additional pilot studies will include the incorporation of an Anatomage Table and a virtual reality platform called Hololens to help supplement to current anatomy curriculum.

    To Apply
    Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03922
    Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Contact information for 2-3 references

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA

    REQUIREMENTS

    Documents
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    References
    2-3 references required (contact information only)


    HOW TO APPLY

    1. Create an ApplicantID
    2. Provide required information and documents
    3. If any, provide required reference information

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