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Lecturer of Anatomy

Job Title: Lecturer of Anatomy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 367
Contact Name: Kanar Mahmoud
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

A leading university is currently looking for Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy for their Medical division. PhD or equivalent in Anatomy or a closely related discipline is a must with Minimum two years of teaching experience in Higher Education and research to be based in Erbil, Kurdistan.


  • Teach assigned classes in Anatomy to first year medical students.
  • Plan, develop and deliver Undergraduate modules in areas related to Anatomy.
  • Assess student academic achievement and ensure they have the opportunity to be engaged and challenged.
  • Update course materials including; updating syllabi according to course objectives for any courses assigned.
  • Carry out research and scholarly activities in the areas related to Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy ensuring that research outcomes are relevant and applicable to key areas of teaching and benefit the Kurdistan Region.
  • Contribute, where appropriate, to the knowledge transfer, income generation and consultancy activities of the University.
  • Develop new and revise existing undergraduate programmes.
  • Administrate, including student recruitment, student support and marketing.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and others in relation to student recruitment and marketing initiatives.
  • Maintain office hours for student advisement and counselling.
  • Participate in School meetings and activities.
  • Supervise and instruct students in Anatomy.
  • Assist the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study and the University.
  • Comply with all School and University policies.
  • Receive, understand and convey complex conceptual ideas or complex information.
  • Examples include:
  1. Giving a presentation to a group with diverse levels of understanding on a subject (e.g. Lectures, conference paper);
  2. Presenting academic papers at workshops (internally or externally) or conferences;
  3. Contributing to research group discussions regarding analysis of research, discussions with team members regarding scientific issues and problem solving;
  4. Writing journal articles and material for publications;
  5. Writing complex reports, letters or other documents dealing with complex, contentious and sensitive situations (e.g. writing a project plan for a committee, writing reports to grant awarding bodies on progress of research projects, preparing written analysis of research data);
  6. Writing research grant applications
  • Communicate effectively with other Departments/Units within the University, and other relevant external agencies.
  • Work co-operatively with academic colleagues as a member of teaching, research and programme teams.
  • Maintain active links with key internal and external stakeholders and relevant funding agencies.
  • Create a positive image of the institution by being responsive and prompt in responding to requests and enquiries.
  • Develop syllabus and learning materials as appropriate, in accordance with University quality enhancement policy and processes, professional body requirements and with the aim of creating interest and learning amongst students.
  • Contribute to the enrichment of the student experience by ensuring support and guidance is provided to students and that appropriate personal tutor and pastoral care process are implemented.
  • Design the appropriate assessment methods and complete marking assignments, ensuring standards are maintained and timescales adhered to.
  • Provide constructive feedback as appropriate including advising on areas of improvement.
  • Contribute to the School’s co-ordination of programmes/modules through, for example, Module Co coordinator responsibilities and/or to the management and administration of programmes.
  • Engage in research and scholarship activities including publication and application for research funding, leading to research outputs for the Research Excellence Framework.
  • Support the School in achieving consistency of performance by being an effective team member contributing to appropriate committees as part of the programme and quality assurance and enhancement processes.
  • Plan, prioritise and organise own work or resources to achieve agreed objectives.
  • Monitor progress against agreed action plans.
  • Contribute to the planning of CPD activity in an appropriate area and all related aspects.


  • PhD or equivalent in Anatomy, or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience in Higher Education and research.
  • A strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching modules in Anatomy.
  • The ability to teach across curriculum and to deliver specialist options.
  • Evidence of ability to teach and to supervise academic work.
  • Commitment to pastoral care and the student experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
  • The qualification of being fluent in English Language (Reading, Writing and Speaking).
  • Good administrative and networking skills.
  • Sound planning and organisational skills, able to (re)prioritise work and plan/schedule workdays ahead.
  • The ability to contribute to the management of programmes, the effective work of the team and assist/guide colleagues as required.
  • The ability to effect change.
  • Good team player skills; evidence of collaboration in current role.
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Commitment to academic research and income generation.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.