Assistant/Associate Professor in Medical Sociology, Anthropology or Related Field
Department of Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois

The Department of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in medical sociology, anthropology or related discipline. Located in the capital of Illinois, the multi-disciplinary department is part of a School of Medicine with a dynamic and collaborative learning and research environment that is internationally known for its medical education innovations and dedication to problem-based learning. Department faculty, through their teaching, research and service, draw upon expertise in such areas as health policy, law and medicine, ethics, psychosocial care, religious studies, and medical history and literature to foster dialog on health, health care and the human condition. In addition to contributing to the education of medical students, residents and physicians, the Department serves as the medical school home for one of the oldest and most robust M.D./J.D. dual-degree programs in the country. The Department seeks a candidate who can build upon a successful school social mission and develop individual and collaborative educational and research initiatives which would help increase understanding of social determinants of health and improve the health of the people of central and southern Illinois and beyond. He or she would join the Department on or before fall 2013.

Qualifications for the position include a Doctoral degree in Anthropology, Sociology or related field from a nationally accredited school. Ideally candidates will have demonstrated experience teaching medical students, health professions students, or small group teaching in other higher education settings and whose research focuses on health inequities and social determinants of health in rural and underserved U.S. communities.

Southern Illinois University is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. This position is a security-sensitive position and will require a background investigation. Further details about the position, Department and School can be found at the website.

Applicants should mail or e-mail a CV and a letter with a detailed statement of interest and area(s) of expertise to: Ross D. Silverman, J.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities, SIU School of Medicine, 913 N. Rutledge St., Room 1116, P.O. Box 19603, Springfield, IL 62794-9603, or medhumsearch@siumed.edu. Applications will be accepted until January 7, 2013, or until the position is filled.