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Instructor posting: Department of Medical Neuroscience

Posted by Department of Medical Neuroscience on September 21, 2023 in Job Postings

The Department of Medical Neuroscience in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University invites applications to fill a career stream Anatomy Instructor position at the Halifax campus.

Primary responsibilities will include supporting the MSc Physician Assistant program in the Faculty of Medicine through teaching anatomy lectures and laboratory sessions, and through course administration duties. The Anatomy Instructor will also be required to support teaching activities in the Department by contributing to the delivery of 1) anatomy components of the Medical and Dentistry curriculum (involving lectures and laboratory sessions in gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and histology), and 2) anatomy laboratory sessions for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students.

The successful candidate will work closely with, and be supported by, other anatomy faculty in the Department of Medical Neuroscience. As a member of the Department the Anatomy Instructor may be assigned additional responsibilities by the Department Head.

The candidate must hold an MSc or PhD in anatomy or closely related field, or an MD, with a strong background in anatomical sciences. The successful candidate must demonstrate academic competence in human gross anatomy. Experience teaching neuroanatomy, as well as experience with the proper care and use of human cadaveric material, will be considered an asset.

A commitment to excellence in teaching is required as this is the primary responsibility of the position. The Anatomy Instructor can expect a teaching load of 180-200 contact hours (lectures and laboratories) per academic year.

Applications must include:

· cover letter

· the names and contact information for three referees,

· curriculum vitae,

· statement of teaching interests/philosophy (maximum 2 pages),

· teaching dossier.
Applications must be submitted online via PeopleAdmin at:

It is anticipated that the position will begin on January 2, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.