Chair Anatomy and Biomedical Sciences

Wichita, KS
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Wichita, KS

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-15
Req: R0005687
Job Description:


Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs this role will function as member of a collaborative teaching team, will develop and deliver a medical curriculum for anatomy and biomedical sciences.



  • Utilization of diverse, novel and innovative teaching modalities in the delivery of gross anatomy, specifically utilizing non-cadaveric pedagogy
  • Contributions to teaching in histology and embryology
  • Development of anatomy/bioscience teaching support for Osteopathic Principles and Practice
  • Development of remote anatomy/bioscience for MS III and MS IV students on clinical rotations


  • Oversee the Department of anatomy and biomedical sciences (BMS)
  • Develop department budget
  • Hire department faculty
  • Supervise and evaluate department faculty
  • Promote scholarly activity and research by KHSC faculty and students with outcomes of public dissemination of scholarship
  • Collaboratively oversee, foster and ensure development, delivery, assessment and ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of Anatomy/BMS pedagogy
  • Support the KansasCOM Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy (CCEP) as a member as requested by the Dean
  • Collaborate with Assistant Dean of Outcomes & Assessment (ADOA) on all evaluation of all courses, laboratory, service and scholarly activities, ensuring formal after action reporting, curriculum inventory and mapping at least annually (or as additionally requested)
  • Collaborate with COM leadership and CCEP on development and promulgation of curriculum schedule in accord with student and faculty needs
  • Collaborate with COM leadership, ADOA on evaluation of osteopathic student readiness to advance to next level of curriculum in accord with KansasCOM policy


  • Participate in student interviewing, mentorship, and career counseling
  • Foster a positive culture amongst the students, faculty, and KHSC-KansasCOM staff.
  • Serve on selected committees at the discretion of the Dean.
  • Assist the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in accreditation functions to include document creation, data collection, data entry, education of faculty on accreditation, and other accreditation-related functions at the discretion of the Dean.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Promote student Research
  • Participate in scholarly activity with outcomes of public dissemination of scholarship


Supervises the following: Department of Anatomy and staff


An academic leader with a track record of proven effective academic and administrative experience in Anatomy/Biomedical Science/Medical education.

  • A doctoral degree in one of the anatomical disciplines from a nationally accredited institution of higher education, or a DO or MD degree with appropriate experience.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies
  • 5 years’ experience in teaching anatomy, histology, and embryology
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g. Canvas), and proficiency in exam item (COMLEX and/or USMLE) writing
  • A substantial record of success as an educator, and of managing personnel.
  • Experience in publication/national presentations.


  • Leadership abilities in influencing and shaping performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to contribute to organizational growth and development
  • Strong knowledge base in medical education assessment
  • Strong team & people management skills
  • Familiarity with AOA COCA requirements
  • Strong, effective, and diplomatic oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Excellent service skills relevant to supervisor, peers, direct reports, medical students, and faculty
  • Experience with medical school accreditation and reporting
  • Budget management experience


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Kansas Health Science Center offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Kansas Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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