Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Human Rights, University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Human Rights
Department of Anthropology/Human Rights Institute
University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for a joint appointment within the Department of Anthropology and the Human Rights Institute at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The tenure-track position is a nine-month appointment and resides in the Department of Anthropology.  The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly research with a focus on the anthropological study of global health and human rights and publish in high quality journals.  The position includes undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in the Department of Anthropology and in the Human Rights Institute.  The faculty member will contribute to the Research Program in Global Health and Human Rights sponsored by the Human Rights Institute and the Department of Anthropology, and is expected to perform service and outreach as needed and consistent with the Department of Anthropology’s, the Human Rights Institute’s, and the University of Connecticut’s interests and priorities.  The appointment beings August 23, 2014.  The compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:  1) A completed Ph.D. from an accredited United States university or equivalent foreign terminal degree at the time of appointment; 2) Evidence of excellent scholarly activity in the anthropology of health and human rights and a record of publication on these topics; 3) Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching or significant anthropological research experience on the topic of health and human rights at the global and/or local levels.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of publishing high quality research in the area of the anthropology of health and human rights in high impact journals, with a preference for understanding the effects of global health policy at local, national, and/or international levels; 2) Evidence of effective graduate teaching in higher education (or equivalent) in the anthropology of global health and human rights and medical anthropology generally, and 3) Ability to contribute to the College’s and the University’s diversity through teaching and scholarship.

To apply for this position, visit: and click Position Description: Apply.  To be considered a candidate for the position, applications must include: 1) a cover letter indicating your research focus, 2) your curriculum vita, 3) two letters of recommendation, (please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct writers to send on your behalf, 4) two published works or works in progress, and 5) statement of teaching pedagogy and copies of your teaching evaluations.

If you have questions about the position, contact either of the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee: Dr. Kathryn Libal, Associate Director of the Human Rights Institute at, or Dr. Merrill Singer, Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention at Interested qualified candidates are urged to apply by December 6, 2013. (Search No. #3626, 2014291)

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.