Senior Instructor

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Senior Instructor - Gross Anatomy

Position #718971 - Requisition 12829

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus invites application for a full-time faculty position in Anatomy at the level of Senior Instructor. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D., D.O., M.D., or equivalent degree and substantial experience teaching a dissection-based human anatomy course. Applicants without such a terminal degree may be considered on the basis of extensive teaching experience.

The position's teaching responsibilities include participating in team-taught gross anatomy courses (including cadaver dissection) for medical students, dental students, and graduate students in master's degree programs. Experience in human dissection and laboratory-based small group teaching is required. The successful applicant also will be expected to contribute to other course-related activities across the three teaching units including but not limited to review sessions, tutoring, prosection demonstrations, and examinations. Experience in and a willingness to participate in classroom teaching (lecture and/or interactive formats) is desirable, but not required.

In addition, the position's responsibilities include reviewing all applications to the MS in Modern Human Anatomy program, as well as providing guidance and support to the program admissions committee. The ideal applicant will also serve as an advisor and career guide for MS students seeking admission to various health profession programs during or beyond graduation, such as medical (allopathic and osteopathic) and dental schools, physician assistant, physical therapy, nursing and/or anatomy doctoral programs. Desirable candidates should have some counseling experience, as well as familiarity with the medical school admissions process.

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Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a PhD, DO, or MD in Anatomy or a related field as well as two or more years' experience teaching human dissection and laboratory-based small group human anatomy course(s).

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the technical degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching in a classroom/lecture setting
  • Familiarity with Medical School Admissions requirements and processes
  • Experience providing counseling and guidance to students

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20091 - SOM-Cell and Devopmental Bio

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kate Beatty

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00718971


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