Assistant Professor - Biology - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teaches courses in Human Anatomy with potential for teaching additional courses in Biology Department curriculum such as (but not limited to) General Biology, Comparative Anatomy, and/or specialty courses in area of expertise. Develops and supervises a research program that promotes undergraduate student participation which should result in peer-reviewed publication. Collaboratively and professionally, promotes the department, college, and collective and individual interests of the staff and students. Supports ways (through service) to fulfill the guiding concepts/mission of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Must possess earned doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., D.O. or equivalent) from an accredited institution and have one or more years’ experience teaching gross anatomy.
Potential areas of candidate expertise include: developmental biology, embryology, clinical anatomy, comparative vertebrate anatomy, anatomical pathology, histology, neurobiology or other anatomically related fields.
Candidate with experience in seeking external funding sources for research preferred.


Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy.
Demonstrates knowledge of acceptable anatomical nomenclature.
Knowledge of clinically relevant anatomy, gross and microscopic anatomy, developmental and comparative anatomy preferred.


Must be able to perform prosections on human cadavers.
Experience in mammalian dissection.
Skill in classroom management and student motivation techniques.
Skill in effective verbal and written communication.


Ability to develop curriculum and teach/design courses, including lecture and laboratory components.
Demonstrable teaching ability in lecture and laboratory settings.
Ability to teach large classes, distance education courses, or on-line courses.
Ability to utilize multiple techniques for specimen preservation.
Ability to involve undergraduates in research projects.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Utah Valley University (UVU) is one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the Intermountain West, with enrollments predicted to exceed 40,000 by 2020. The Department of Biology currently has 24 full time faculty and 11 full time staff members. The new Science Building, built in 2012, is home to 16 cadavers housed in two cadaver labs and a dissection preparation room. UVU is an open enrollment teaching institution which emphasizes engaged learning for student success.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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