Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Iowa State University
United States

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor - Comparative Anatomy



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:


The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month position with salary commensurate with qualifications. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to teach and developcomparative anatomy instructional materials and support laboratory instruction for veterinary anatomy courses in the professional curriculum (BMS 330 and BMS 331). The candidate will also develop a new undergraduate laboratory-based veterinary anatomy course that will help prepare future professional students by providing hands-on veterinary anatomy instruction. There is also an opportunity to assist laboratory instruction in an undergraduate human gross anatomy class.  Iowa State University especially seeks candidates with a commitment to contributing to and enhancing the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, mentoring, and service. The successful candidate will have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in departmental programs and committees.



Ames, Iowa is often found at the top of lists for best college towns and most livable cities in the US. A low cost of  living and friendly Midwestern hospitality help maintain a small-town feel, with easy access to college sports, the arts and countless parks and outdoor activities.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in anatomy, comparative anatomy or similar area, DVM, or equivalent degree.

  • Recent anatomy teaching experience within the past 3 years.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to instruct undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students.

  • Training in animal cadaver-based laboratory.

  • Experience developing anatomy curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students.


 Department/Program & College Description:


The BMS department supports the College of Veterinary Medicine’s mission through teaching and basic science curriculum to veterinary medical students, conducting state of the art basic and translational research relevant to the health of animals and humans, and educating graduate students through the BMS graduate program and a number of multidisciplinary interdepartmental programs at Iowa State University.  Department faculty have active research programs in a range of One Health disciplines including clinical and translational pharmacology, neurobiology with an emphasis on neurodegenerative disease and neurotoxicology, microbial and helminth infectious disease, immunology and cell and molecular biology.


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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2023



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

May 15, 2026



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:


1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Submit previous teaching evaluation and student comments

4) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

May 15, 2023




Posting Close Date:

June 20, 2023



Job Requisition Number:



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