Anatomy and Cell Biology Non-Tenure Track Faculty Opportunity

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 25, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Summary of Opportunity  

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Lewis Katz School announces the search for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty scholar. 

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is currently made up of 24 faculty members who are responsible for teaching professional level courses in three different colleges, the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Podiatric Medicine.  The successful candidate will contribute to this mission and be expected to teach students in all three schools. 

The department has a strong teaching program and faculty members play a major role as educators and directors of multiple courses in the curricula of these three professional schools.  The department provides the gross anatomy, microanatomy, embryology and neuroanatomy content of the curriculum at these schools.  In addition, the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers numerous elective courses in specialized areas to students at the School of Medicine.  

Applicants should have training and experience teaching in the anatomical disciplines, including human anatomy, histology (microanatomy), neuroanatomy and embryology.  Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.O., M.D. or equivalent). Recent graduates of teaching track PhD programs in the anatomical sciences are encouraged to apply.  

Academic rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.    

The Organization 
Temple University, a comprehensive state-related research university, is the 28th largest university in the United States. Founded in 1884 by Russell Conwell as an informal adult-education outgrowth of his Grace Baptist Church ministry, Temple College was chartered in 1888, and incorporated as Temple University in 1907. Since 1965, Temple has been one of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania; the other two are the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University. Four of Temple's seven Pennsylvania locations are in Philadelphia. In addition to the 115acre Main Campus and 17-acre Health Sciences Campus, Temple has two locations in Center City  
Philadelphia: the School of Podiatric Medicine and Temple University Center City, which offers credit and noncredit education and is located across from City Hall. In Philadelphia's northern suburbs, there is the 186-acre campus in Ambler and a location in Fort Washington offering graduate and noncredit courses. A seventh location is in the state's capital, Harrisburg, where Temple offers graduate degree and certificate programs. 
The university has several long-established locations abroad. Temple University Japan (TUJ), Temple's pioneering campus in Tokyo, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. TUJ was the first foreign university recognized by Japan's Ministry of Education. Temple University Rome, located in Rome's Villa Caproni, was established in 1966. Temple also operates study abroad programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and other locations worldwide. 
A total of 39,000 students (32,207 full-time) enrolled at Temple in fall 2010 including 27,927 undergraduates and 5,408 graduate students. Temple is the nation's fifth largest provider of professional education with 3,209 first-professional students in the fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatric medicine. 
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) 
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has been a Philadelphia institution for nearly 115 years and is widely recognized as an exceptional medical and educational institution with a diverse, socially-conscious student body, outstanding and prolific faculty and leading-edge research. Founded to provide access to professional education for persons of diverse backgrounds as well as health care to the surrounding, traditionally underserved communities, LKSOM continues to be a vibrant, dynamic leader in medical education, research and patient care.  Today, Temple Health's physician leadership is building on its rich history, and transforming one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution.  Like Lewis Katz, the man for whom the school is named, LKSOM's students and faculty are legendary for their hard work, dedication and strong passion for making a difference. 
There are 18 clinical departments in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, comprised of over 499 full-time faculty, 44 part-time faculty and 814 volunteer faculty, and 869 staff. Each department is engaged in education, patient care and research. LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service and research programs. It remains fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Each year it admits 210 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students. . It is the fourth most applied-to medical school in the country, a popular destination for residents and fellows looking to work in high impact specialties on the front lines of medicine, and with more than 13,000 alumni, represents a huge proportion of the physician base in the Delaware Valley. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, its M.D. graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs, and have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans and vice presidents of major academic medical centers. 
Basic Science Departments  
The School of Medicine has eight basic science departments and 13 Research Centers, all of which focus on improving the human condition through cutting edge research and the education and professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.   Faculty is actively engaged in basic research and other scholarly activities designed to improve public health and strongly encourage residents to participate in scholarly activities as part of their training.   LKSOM provides its faculty centralized access to equipment and the tools to conduct state-of-the-art research, enabling our basic science and clinical research centers to emerge as leaders in the industry.   LKSOM has attracted some of the world’s greatest scientific minds and many research initiatives are supported by NIH funding.    For additional information, see  
Procedure for Candidacy 
Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita, contact information for three references and a cover letter summarizing teaching philosophy and experience to the address below.  Dr. Judith Litvin, Anatomy Search Committee Chair,, C/O Julie Brissett, MS, SHRM-SCP, FASPR, Assistant Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: Phone: 215-707-5665 Fax: 215-707-9452 

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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