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Colorado State University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Medical Human Anatomy Director in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Medical Human Anatomy Director

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 202000136F

Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with experience

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

Leadership in biomedical research, education and outreach is the mission of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the unit is an interdisciplinary department including over 40 faculty with strong international reputations, excellence in extramural support, and a history of educational program development and outreach. The department is the home of both undergraduate and graduate majors and delivers anatomy and physiology teaching to professional veterinary medical students and will participate in future medical school instruction. Undergraduate and graduate students participate in cutting-edge biomedical research in three areas of focus –neurobiology, reproductive biology and integrative physiology. Research faculty within the Department of Biomedical Sciences often participate in one of the University-wide Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) at Colorado State University: the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) or the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) program. Additional information about research focus areas, educational programs and service and outreach can be found at

Tenure/Tenure Track? No

% Research 5

% Teaching 70

% Service 25

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/24/2020

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 01/01/2021

Position End Date

Position Summary

Directorship responsibilities include development, adaptation and successful delivery of the newly developed CU Medical School curriculum to the CSU branch campus with elements of innovative content delivery. Virtual reality learning, dissection, and prosection logistics are desired skills for the successful candidate. Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential with histology and embryology experience considered desired but not essential. The curriculum is patient-centered and will introduce medical students to core Anatomy knowledge and impart the skills necessary to develop into a competent physician. Anatomy content will largely be delivered directly by the Anatomy Director and additional co-educators. The position requires incorporating Human Anatomy into all aspects of medical education in the following key areas in the Foundation (Basic Sciences) year: General Principles of Medicine; Pulmonary/Cardiovascular; Hematology; Renal/Urinary System; Central Nervous System, Senses, & Mind; Gastrointestinal; Skin/Musculoskeletal; Endocrine/Metabolism; and Reproductive/Development Science.

Human Anatomy content spans all four years of the CSU branch program; thus, the position will involve teaching anatomic principles in other areas such as electives and basecamps. The successful candidate will be hired as a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at CSU. Accordingly, the position will include assistance in teaching of human anatomy and neuroanatomy to non-medical students and to participate in other BMS departmental service activities.

The Directorship is expected to begin as a non-tenure track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Final hiring rank and effort distribution considerations are negotiable and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the applicant. The successful candidate should possess a PhD, MD, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in a relevant discipline. Prior experience teaching in a medical school environment is highly desirable but not essential.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Assistant Professor - *PhD, MD or DO in a relevant discipline. *Five or fewer years of experience at the assistant professor level and other qualifying credentials. *Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential. Associate Professor – *PhD, MD or DO in a relevant discipline. *Currently at the rank of associate professor or six or more years of experience at the assistant professor level with evidence of sufficient scholarly activity and other qualifying credentials. *Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential. Full Professor - *PhD, MD or DO in a relevant discipline. *Currently at the rank of full professor or five or more years of experience at the associate professor level with evidence of sufficient scholarly activity and other qualifying credentials. *Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential. *For each level, the other qualifying credentials could include: history of grant funding, publications, citations, letters of recommendation, history of invited talks, professional society involvement, creating and directing courses, peer teaching reviews and course surveys, and statements on teaching/research/service. Progress is expected in these areas over time, and whether or not a candidate is qualified at each level is evaluated by department faculty.

Preferred Job Qualifications

*Prior medical school teaching experience is desired.
*Virtual reality learning, dissection, and prosection logistics are desired skills.
*Histology and embryology experience is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a current resume, and a list of professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Instruction, Advising and Mentoring


  1. Curriculum Execution and Program Innovation: -Provide oversight of curricula and programs with a focus on development and implementation of specific scientific content across all phases of the four-year program and linking stated objectives to educational strategies and learner assessment.
    -Ensure that materials are generally aligned with the innovative novel medical curriculum developed in conjunction with the CU SOM. -Ensure all teaching faculty and students are aware and understand the relevant competencies and learning objectives. -Understand and apply state-of-the-art learning tools as needed including but not limited to virtual reality and other digital education techniques. -Ensure adherence to shared policies as developed by curriculum committees, CU SOM at CSU leadership, and CU Office of Medical Education (OME) leadership. -Modify existing or develop new curricula or methods of delivery based on needs, changing Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) requirements, and as charged by curriculum oversight bodies. -Actively participate in the development and maintenance of a curriculum map.
  2. Curriculum Review, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Accreditation: -Track, monitor, assess, and identify areas for improvement in the curriculum with the goal of continuous quality improvement or as dictated by the curriculum oversight bodies. -With the assistance of the OME Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Outcomes, evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum in achieving learning outcomes. -Provide and present content reports to the appropriate Curriculum Committees with the aid of the OME Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Outcomes. -Meet with the appropriate Assistant Deans to report on the progress of improvements in the related courses. -Provide data, descriptive information, and reports to communicate course content, instructional methods, assessment, and outcomes to support overall OME program and to ensure compliance with LCME standards and other reporting requirements (e.g., Curriculum Inventory).
  3. Student Assessment and Grading:-Work collaboratively with course directors, educational experts, and other faculty. -Set clear expectations for student performance. -Provide fair, and effective formative and summative assessments. -Provide assessment results to students to support learning and on-going development. -Monitor reliability, validity, and alignment of assessments with learning objectives -Implement a fair grading process that is understandable and transparent to students. -Submit grades in a timely manner.
  4. Student Support and Remediation: -Ensure early identification of students in academic or personal difficulty. -Refer students with academic or personal difficulty to the CU SOM at CSU Assistant Dean, Office of Student Life and work with the Office of Student Life and Remediation to develop and implement appropriate remediation plans.

Percentage Of Time 70

Job Duty Category University/Professional/Public Service, Outreach & Engagement


  1. Service/Administrative Responsibilities and Expectations: -Assume responsibility for curricular content delivery including scheduling, assessment, organization, and execution. -Work to recruit and provide administrative oversight for any existing CSU teaching, research, ancillary or volunteer faculty to fill gaps in content delivery to ensure topics are covered and the content is accurate, pertinent and current. -Work with the BMS Department to successfully provide coverage for teaching, research and/or other existing scholarly efforts impacted by delivery of the SOM curriculum.
    -Provide service at the University, College, or Departmental level as appropriate. -Ensure syllabi, content materials, schedules, small group rosters (if applicable), and other content are of high quality, current, posted, easily accessible, and reflect the educational objectives and content being delivered. -Serve as a resource and communicate in a timely manner with students, administrative staff, and clinicians involved in curriculum delivery and CSU faculty.
  2. Faculty Recruitment, Support & Development: -Recruit and develop faculty for delivering, facilitating, and/or precepting educational content as needed. -Work with OME and curriculum office to enhance facilitator and faculty development. -Assure a professional and ethical learning climate
  3. Supervision: -Interface with personnel supervisors in the evaluation of support staff. -Ensure work is given to support staff prior to deadlines to allow adequate time for completion while recognizing competing responsibilities.
  4. Collaborative meeting attendance and participation: -Work with other course and content directors across both campuses to improve and standardize elements of curriculum, develop policies, provide input, ensure compliance with LCME standards, as well as disseminate best practices. -Attendance and participation at these meetings and curriculum retreats are priorities. -See specific curriculum committee bylaws for meeting frequency and minimum attendance requirements.

Percentage Of Time 25

Job Duty Category Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity


Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity may apply depending on the successful candidate.

Percentage Of Time 5

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Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of Professional References

Optional Documents