Open Rank - Anatomy Faculty

School of Medicine
22001827 Requisition #

Anatomy Faculty Position -Open Rank


Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

The University of Texas Health San Antonio


Applications are invited for two Open Rank faculty positions in the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy (CSA), Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio. We seek applicants interested and experienced in teaching human gross anatomy for dental, medical, health professions and/or graduate students, including lecture and laboratory courses with dissections. Candidates should have a PhD, MD, DDS, DVM, dual degrees, or international equivalent degrees.  The ideal applicants will have formal coursework and experience teaching human gross anatomy to dental, medical, or health professional students so that they could immediately become active participants in gross anatomy courses. Although not required, similar experience in neuroanatomy, embryology, and/or histology is helpful.  The Department has a rich history of teaching and research excellence and innovation. Evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching is preferred and does not exclude candidates with research programs. Potential applicants are invited to visit our website


The primary educational responsibilities will include contributing to high-quality anatomical instruction, including incorporating modern digital technology, course preparation and administration, delivery, assessment, and working collaboratively with other faculty teaching anatomy. Teaching formats include large-group lectures, small-group active learning, and cadaveric dissection laboratory sessions.  Experience with clinical case-based, team-based, and self-directed active learning pedagogy is preferred.  Familiarity with three-dimensional anatomy software programs and virtual platforms will be an asset.  The successful applicant will participate in scholarship and departmental, university, and external service activities to enhance their career development as a full faculty member. Faculty members have the opportunity to mentor master’s students within our anatomy track or work with medical students on research projects. Research in CSA encompasses undergraduate medical education best practices and innovative tools, anatomic variations, cancer biology, aging, neuroscience, and stem cell biology. 


In addition to clinical and academic departments, the UT Health at San Antonio is enriched by the Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in Biology of Aging, an NCI-designated Cancer Center, an NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science Award, and the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.  The UT Health Science Center is designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a new faculty member to join a department with outstanding educators and a diverse research portfolio in an institution that values clinical service, teaching, and research.  The UT Health San Antonio is a Tier One research institution located in the northwest region of San Antonio, which sits as a gateway to the picturesque Texas Hill Country.  San Antonio is among the fastest-growing cities in the nation with much to offer, including an attractive cost-of-living and dynamic culture, diversity, and history.


For full consideration, please visit the UT Health Careers Faculty applicant portal at: to apply for position 22001827 and upload a single PDF to include 1) a statement of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy statement with clear evidence of instructional experience in human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy; 4) teaching evaluations if available, 5) research or scholarship plans, and 6) full contact information of at least four academic or professional references. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


The University of Texas Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a welcoming academic environment.  We are especially seeking and encouraging applicants who would enrich and add unique perspectives to UT Health San Antonio.  All faculty appointments are designated as security-sensitive positions.

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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