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Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Program (Anatomist)

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Work Type: Adjunct
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Applied Health

Job Title

Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Program (Anatomist)


Physician Assistant Studies Program

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Physician Assistant Studies Program is seeking a part-time/adjunct faculty member for a cadaver-based anatomy course. The Physician Assistant Studies Program is a 27-month-long program to prepare students to enter the medical workforce as accomplished clinicians. Each cohort begins in May. As part of the first semester, students perform human dissection-based anatomy accompanied by in-class lectures.

The program is looking for skilled applicants who can prosect human cadavers, which will arrive on April 25, 2023, and oversee the anatomy lab three times per week for 15 weeks. This is not a lecturer position.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
- prosection of human cadavers
- preparing materials for activities and practicals
- assisting students who need extra review with anatomy
- ensuring lab safety protocols are followed
- grading anatomy laboratory practicals and/or examinations
- maintaining student attendance records and laboratory grades
- continuing to learn and stay up-to-date on developments in the field of anatomy
- overseeing assessments and remediation of lab practicals as needed

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study

Required Related Experience

Experience with human cadaver dissection

Other Desirables

The ideal candidate possesses the following traits/skills:
- an understanding of human anatomy
- strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- knowledge of proper cadaver care
- an understanding of the academic learning environment, students, and higher education
- experience handling the tools for dissection/prosection

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy as separate attachments at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact William McCrary at


MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email


Application Review Date: 04/15/2023

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