The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics is seeking expressions of interest for Clinical Anatomist posts to develop the teaching of pre-clinical anatomy at the University of Oxford.
As a Clinical Anatomist, the appointees must be capable of teaching anatomy at a high level and of working with a range of disciplines to develop their contribution to the teaching of anatomy, including anatomists, radiologists, and other clinicians. Most of the anatomy teaching occurs in the pre-clinical part of the six-year medical course and graduate-entry four-year medical course. The Clinical Anatomists will work closely with the relevant course committees to ensure that the teaching of anatomy is aligned to the pre-clinical and graduate-entry Medicine courses and to other bio-medical courses.
The Clinical Anatomists 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 post holders will be developing a career in medical education and encouraged to undertake additional study towards a teaching qualification, depending on their career level.
The main duties of the post will be:
- overseeing the programme of anatomy teaching in the pre-clinical medical school, playing a role in curriculum oversight, making a substantial contribution to the relevant course committees and to the ongoing development of the medical courses in respect of anatomy;
- providing the academic leadership and subject expertise required for the development, delivery and innovation of the curriculum of anatomy teaching in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences;
- developing and applying analysis and reporting on teaching quality to set and maintain high standards, enhancing the experience of students and their training for clinical practice;
- identifying and exploiting opportunities to extend the use of the anatomy facility to non-medical groups and to clinicians and other allied healthcare professionals through the development of new courses and approaches;
- developing links with the clinical departments for teaching and curriculum development
- ensuring that teaching staff have the appropriate materials, competencies and knowledge to deliver teaching relating to anatomy.
It is anticipated that the post holder(s) will be clinically qualified although non-clinically qualified applicants with significant experience of clinical anatomy may be considered. There will be flexibility within this role for clinically qualified post holders to continue with clinical work, subject to the agreement of their current employer permitting part time clinical working.
The post-holders will have significant experience in anatomy teaching at undergraduate level; enthusiasm for and a commitment to teaching undergraduates; excellent leadership and management skills; expertise in a range of anatomical teaching methods (such as dissection, prosection, imaging (X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound), computer-assisted learning); the ability to plan and deliver anatomy teaching to achieve the objectives of the course committees, and to drive innovation and novel methods to enhance the experience of students and their training for clinical practice; ability to contribute to and flourish in the multi-professional anatomy team; and excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly with colleagues.
The posts are initially offered for a 3-year fixed term appointment. The funding available for the posts may be used to ‘buy out’ the successful applicant from a portion of their existing duties, subject to the agreement of the relevant NHS contact.
The post will be based in the Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.
Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 21st January 2022. Interviews are likely to be held in February 2022.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally.