Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

School: Keck School of Medicine

Department: Integrative Anatomical Sciences

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow

The Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences is searching for a Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow to teach gross anatomy in the department’s graduate (MS and PhD) programs. The primary teaching responsibility is direction of an intensive, 8-week summer gross anatomy course for IAS graduate students, which begins on June 10, 2024. We hope to fill this position by May 1, 2024, or very soon thereafter. Review of applications will begin immediately.

While the successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, the department is also interested in recruiting individuals with a strong commitment to research in some area of the anatomical sciences, ideally evolutionary and/or functional morphology. There are ample opportunities for collaboration within the department, whose faculty and current postdoctoral scholars have a strong focus on evolutionary and functional morphology of mammals (Drs. Kristian Carlson, Wren Edwards, Steven Heritage, Adam Huttenlocker, Addison Kemp, Kristi Lewton, Craig McGowan, Biren Patel, Erik Seiffert, and Zana Sims), as well as with basic sciences and clinical faculty throughout the Keck School of Medicine, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and others. Information about the department can be found at

This is a 2-year position, potentially renewable for a third year with permission of the department chair. The fellow will receive a salary and benefits commensurate with training and experience. 

The annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 – $75,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

For questions, please contact Dr. Biren Patel:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree (Ph.D. degree must have been awarded before the start date of the appointment).
  • Prior experience teaching cadaveric human gross anatomy.
  • Research interests in some area of the anatomical sciences, ideally evolutionary morphology.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of teaching experience.
  • Summary of research/scholarly interests and accomplishments.
  • Contact information for 3 professional references including e-mail addresses. Reference letters are not required at this time.

The full application must be submitted electronically online through USC’s Employee Recruitment Services at  In addition to the formal online submission process, applicants should send a copy of their submitted application materials (as a single PDF document) directed to Dr. Biren Patel, IAS Postdoctoral Search Committee, at

Ph.D. MD and or equivalent degree
ABD applicants will also be considered

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