DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY, ANATOMY & GENETICS
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT
Job Title: Director of Anatomy
Contract type: Permanent, full-time
The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics is seeking an experienced anatomy educator to direct the anatomy teaching facility and to lead and develop the teaching of pre-clinical anatomy at the University of Oxford.
We are looking for an exceptional individual who will be the principal anatomist in pre-clinical anatomy, capable of teaching anatomy at the highest level and with significant skills and experience in contemporary anatomy education. The appointee will link teaching in gross and clinical anatomy to the underlying functional science, and ensure that the teaching of anatomy is aligned to and complimentary with the pre-clinical medical and biomedical courses.
The Director of Anatomy will ensure that the education delivered is forward-looking and innovative, so that our students benefit from novel and exciting approaches to anatomy education during their training and are equipped for medical practice as required of them in the future.
The Director of Anatomy will be required to act as the Designated Individual under the Human Tissue Act and to work in accordance and in compliance with all the provisions of the Act, with support from the Persons Designated and the University’s Human Tissue Governance Team.
The Director will also be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the anatomy facility. This includes maintaining appropriate arrangements and processes for the preservation, preparation, storage and disposal of donor material; and the management of the bequeathal process. The individual appointed will require significant strengths in complex decision-making, project management and delivery in a highly-regulated environment. They will lead the anatomy team (currently 4 permanent team members and a team of anatomy demonstrators). The successful candidate will hold a post-graduate qualification or equivalent) in anatomy education.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 12th August 2021. Interviews are likely to be held in September 2021.
The Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford
The Medical Sciences Division is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching. We are the largest academic division in the University of Oxford. World-leading programmes, housed in state-of-the-art facilities, cover the full range of scientific endeavour from the molecule to the population. With our NHS partners we also foster the highest possible standards in patient care. For more information please visit www.medsci.ox.ac.uk
The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Oxford Anatomy and Physiology ranked #1 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021. This ranking is based on Academic Reputation, Citations per Paper, Employer Reputation and H-index of Faculty.
Our mission is empowering discovery in the physiological sciences to improve health and educate the next generation of doctors and biomedical scientists.
The Department is a large pre-clinical department within the Medical Sciences Division, with over 360 staff and students. It has a world-class reputation in both its research and teaching. The Department was part of the University of Oxford’s Biological Sciences submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 that was rated top for its world-leading research.
We encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced, and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We embrace our differences and you are very welcome at DPAG, without the need to hide any part of who you are. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates.
For more information please visit www.dpag.ox.ac.uk