Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Gross and Developmental Anatomy

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Basic Science Program

Location: UMHS campus in St. Kitts, West Indies 

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts (UMHS) invites applications for a full time faculty position in Gross and Developmental Anatomy. 

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences is a state-of-the-art medical school located on the exotic Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. Faculty have a unique opportunity to become involved in the growth and success of the institution, and most importantly an opportunity to educate and nurture a new generation of physicians. 

Gross Anatomy is taught in the first semester and is focused on team-teaching and, as such, faculty have adequate time to engage in research and/or writing. The UMHS academic year has three semesters; therefore, teaching responsibilities occur throughout the year. UMHS has a state-of-the-art anatomy dissection laboratory which allows a 6/1 student to cadaver.   

Responsibilities include:

  1. Developing and providing students with approved syllabi and learning objectives.
  2. Organizing, preparing, and regularly updating course content
  3. Delivering effective lectures utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and state of the art teaching technologies.
  4. Preparing and administering examinations, grading in a timely manner, and providing feedback to students.
  5. Focusing on student success by being available to students during non-teaching time.
  6. Serving on faculty committees.
  7. Supervising students in a variety of activities, including but not limited to, problem based learning activities, and human-computer simulation.
  8. Participate in activities assigned by the department chair and/or University administration.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Passion for teaching.
  • Earned Ph.D. in Gross Anatomy.
  • Ideally, three to five years’ experience teaching in a medical program.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English. 

Course description:

Gross and Developmental Anatomy focuses on the gross structure of organs and their function, and through clinical correlations, relates each to clinical medicine. An Anatomical Learning Resource Center has been established to utilize computer-based instruction, anatomical models, radiographic materials as well as supervised laboratory sessions dissecting various parts of the human body.  

Students study the structure and function of all organs with some interaction with cellular structure. This course incorporates an understanding of how embryological processes give rise to the mature body form. When this course is complete, each student will have extensive knowledge of the gross anatomy and development of the entire human body as it relates clinically to the practice of medicine. 

Salary and Benefits: The position is full time and the salary is commensurate with teaching experience and degree. The faculty member is provided with an excellent health care plan which covers both US and St. Kitts health care. Since there are three fifteen week semesters the faculty member has seven weeks’ vacation a year which comes as the last two weeks in May, August, and three weeks in December. Faculty are also provided an annual one week leave with expenses to attend a pre-approved professional convention. Please note that we recruit highly credentialed faculty worldwide to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. 

About UMHS:

UMHS has one of the most modern campuses in the Caribbean comparable to medical schools in the United States. All of our classrooms and laboratories are equipped with state of the art audio visual technology, which is further enhanced by our cloud based Learning Management System.   

We provide students a personalized education by maintaining small class sizes, outstanding student to faculty ratio, in state of the art facilities with the support services and faculty that are dedicated to student success. The faculty are highly credentialed and recruited primarily from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and from across the world.

UMHS offers a traditional four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The university operates year round and offers three semesters per calendar year which start in January, May, and September. The University is accredited by ACCM which has adopted the LCME standards of accreditation. ACCM is recognized and approved by the Department of Education through NCFMEA. Students complete four semesters of basic science then transition to our fifth semester in Maine for ICM 2 and a 15 week USMLE review program. After passing Step 1 students transition into the Clinical Program which is completed at over 20 affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. To graduate, students must successfully complete the UMHS medical program and pass USMLE Step1 and 2. Our graduates have obtained residencies throughout the United States and Canada. Please visit our website for further details about our academic program and  student successes (   

Send letter of interest, CV, and references to: Dr. Jerry Thornton at [email protected] also copy to [email protected]

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