Associate Course Director for Neuroanatomy

Middletown, New York
Mar 10, 2020
Apr 09, 2020
Position Type
Full Time



The Department of Anatomy at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) seeks to fill a 12-month, full-time faculty position in Neuroanatomy at its Middletown, NY campus.  A commitment to excellence in teaching medical students is required as this is the primary responsibility for the position.  The successful candidate is also expected to engage in research or other scholarly activity and provide service to the college and community.       





The successful candidate will teach within a curriculum that is delivered using an innovative “flipped” classroom approach, a central component of which are interactive classroom experiences. 


The Neuroanatomy faculty position specifically involves collaborating with faculty on the Harlem campus in the development, organization and delivery of the first year Clinical Anatomy and Neuroanatomy curricula presented simultaneously on both campuses.  The successful candidate is expected to teach in both the classroom and laboratory setting. Faculty teach human anatomy/neuroanatomy lab through a combination of classical cadaver dissection, and the use of plastinated models and a custom designed holographic 3-D anatomy system.


Although a commitment to excellence in teaching is the primary responsibility of the position, faculty members also serve on the administrative committees of the college and are expected to already have, or to develop scholarly activity that results in peer-reviewed publications. 



Education, Preparation, and Training


Applicants must have at least a MS degree in Anatomy or a related field, however, a PhD, DO or MD degree is preferred.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of exceptional teaching at the medical school level in the areas mentioned in the job responsibilities section, have experience designing neuroanatomy instructional materials, and work well with the rest of faculty team. 




The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following areas: teaching, relevant content expertise, research techniques, instructional design, delivery and assessment, course management, psychometrics/statistics, learning theory, public speaking, effective communication, conflict management, working independently and as part of a team, organizational skills. 



Physical Demands

Extensive use of computers

Standing for an extended period of time in a lab setting (when required)



Computer Skills


Basic computer skills supporting the proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel, as well as software used to prepare and administer written exams electronically and experience with Learning Management Systems.




Infrequent travel to the branch campus location in Manhattan, NY.  Travel to professional academic conferences, as approved by the Department Chair.


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