Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology – Sustainable Community Systems
Official Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (C40NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (C30NN)
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate required. Relevant disciplinary backgrounds may include community psychology, public health, design, urban planning, human ecology, and other interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies, organizational or community development.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track (assistant or associate) professor of sustainable community systems. We intend to hire an innovative scholar whose research, teaching, and outreach advances our School’s goals of promoting community sustainability and individual and family well-being. We are interested in participatory and action-oriented research. We expect the candidate to build collaborative partnerships with campus communities whose focus is on sustainability as well as local communities, voluntary/nonprofit organizations, and/or entrepreneurs working to address issues of sustainability. We define sustainable systems broadly to include: food systems, community development, craft and products, space/urban design, transportation, housing, financial security, community and organizational capacity, and issues of environmental justice and health equity. We seek researchers with breakthrough ideas and engaged scholarship that advance changes in policies and systems to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability. We seek candidates who partner with groups that are directly or disproportionately affected by lack of sustainability (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, poor/disadvantaged, women, children and youth). The candidate’s orientation should complement the SoHE’s transdisciplinary and participatory approach to understanding and promoting individual, family and community well-being.
Previous research, instruction, and outreach experience and/or education that indicate strong potential for teaching and engaged scholarship are desirable. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The selected candidate will join the faculty of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the SoHE. The Department is home to a Ph.D. program in Civil Society & Community Research (http://www.sohe.wisc.edu/is/is-graduate-overview-of-degrees.htm ) and an undergraduate major in Community & Nonprofit Leadership (http://pubs.wisc.edu/ug/sohe_interdis_nonprofit.htm). It is also the administrative home for the campus-wide Center for Nonprofits (http://centerfornonprofits.wisc.edu). The SoHE has strong connections to University of Wisconsin–Extension (http://www.uwex.edu ) statewide, and offers an excellent opportunity for building community partnerships. We seek candidates whose program of research, teaching, and outreach can also contribute to one or more of the other programs in the SoHE (e.g., Consumer Science http://www.sohe.wisc.edu/cs/index.htm, Design Studies http://www.sohe.wisc.edu/etd/, or Human Development & Family Studies http://www.sohe.wisc.edu/hdfs/index.htm ). The UW-Madison is also a home to the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (http://www.nelson.wisc.edu ), the Global Health Institute (http://ghi.wisc.edu), and the Office of Sustainability (http://sustainability.wisc.edu ), which are providing leadership on sustainability issues. Sustainability and community/global health are campus-wide priorities that emerged from a campus-engaged reaccreditation exercise in 2009. Established in 1848, the UW–Madison is the state’s flagship university and its land-grant institution. It is widely considered to be one of the world’s premier public research universities. The UW–Madison is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.
Appointment type: Faculty
Full-time salary rate: Depending on Qualifications
Appointment percent: 100%, academic (9 months)
Anticipated start date: August 25, 2015
To ensure consideration: Application must be received by January 20, 2014
To apply: Forward via email to email@example.com: a cover letter describing your qualifications, program of research, and teaching interests; curriculum vita; representative publications; and letters from three professional references. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Questions may be directed to:
School of Human Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1524
The job posting can also be accessed at the following link: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/
Posting Date: November 2013
Application Deadline: Applications are due to the UVM Graduate College by February 1st; letters of interest and supporting materials are due to Dr. Vatovec by January 20th
Position: PhD Assistantship; Three years of funding available (research and teaching assistantship) with a goal of securing project funding for the duration of the students’ program.
Project background: Dr. Christine Vatovec has funding available for one doctoral-level student to conduct environmental health social science research that is related to medical care. Current projects focus on two areas regarding the interplay between human health and the environment: 1) the socio-ecological consequences of medical care, and 2) the human health benefits of nature contact. (more…)
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. (more…)
The University of Dallas’s Constantin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for a beginning Assistant Professor in medical anthropology with start date 27 August 2014 (Ph.D. in hand by the start date). The successful candidate will be the first full-time faculty member in the newly established, undergraduate, interdisciplinary social sciences major, the Human Sciences in the Contemporary World (HUSC). The major is predicated on the common foundations of the contemporary social and behavioral sciences (especially sociology, anthropology, social psychology, and linguistics, without excluding more humanistic or scientific approaches to human being). See the web site for further information: http://www.udallas.edu/constantin/programs/humansciences/index.html (more…)
Davidson College’s Medical Humanities Program seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in Global Health with expertise in the social determinants of health, inequality, and public policy. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated teaching and research excellence focused on pragmatic solutions for resolving global health disparities. The position will have a dual-appointment in the disciplinary home of the candidate (e.g., sociology, political science, economics, anthropology) and the Medical Humanities Program. The teaching load is five courses per year with a combination of upper- and lower-level courses.
Applicants must have a PhD or DrPH by the start of appointment, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, a record of promising research, experience working with diverse populations in the classroom, and a willingness to serve as an undergraduate research mentor. (more…)
The Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure-track position in Medical Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants with expertise in bio-cultural Medical Anthropology and Applied Community Health are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty and might include public and/or community health, global/international health, bio-cultural approaches to chronic and infectious disease, health disparities in minority populations, community development and health economics or environmental health. Geographic area is open. Candidates should be prepared to: teach undergraduate courses in cultural and medical anthropology, and develop courses within their specialization; develop opportunities for student engagement in applied health settings; develop and maintain an active research program with a medical anthropology focus; pursue external research grants and/or contracts with NIMH, NIH, USDA, NSF, and/or similar agencies; and provide service to the department and the profession. (more…)
Tenure Track Applicants with a Ph.D. in social or behavioral science are invited to apply for an approved tenure track position starting fall 2014 at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Aging and Health or Mental Health, to be jointly appointed in the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology (IOG) and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). Scholars whose area is minority aging are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should have a Ph.D. and a record indicative of outstanding research achievement. Persons at the Associate professor level should have a record of external funding and a coherent research program. The position is 50% in the IOG and 50% in an appropriate department in CLAS. The candidate is expected to develop and grow an independent funded program of scholarship and demonstrate commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and graduate student mentoring. (more…)
Applied Cultural Anthropology Position (Rank Open)
The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for an appointment in Cultural Anthropology, rank open, to begin August of 2014.
We are interested in researchers with a focus in Applied Cultural Anthropology, and particularly applied research in relation to areas of overlap between Cultural and Biological Anthropology such as studies of human health and disease, health care systems, and/or medical knowledge and practices. We especially encourage applications at the associate and full professor level, or from experienced practitioners in the field. Rank and salary will be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications. (more…)
With significant depth in the field of health and medicine, Wayne State University offers a rich environment for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. As part of a larger initiative for health and medicine in the social sciences, the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University will recruit a full-time, Biological Anthropologist, rank open, beginning Fall 2013.
We are searching for an outstanding individual to join a four-field anthropology department with established foci in health, business organizations, urban research and public archaeology. We seek a scholar with a mature theoretical agenda, a strong record of scholarship and the ability to articulate with existing departmental expertise. Desired potential specializations include human growth and development, the environment, forensics, nutrition, or race/ethnicity. New faculty should have high collaborative potential for thematic research within the social, behavioral or medical sciences. We welcome innovative and creative syntheses and research plans that take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the University’s location in metropolitan Detroit and its expanding role as a national center for urban research and teaching. The ideal candidate will combine research leadership in anthropology with opportunities for students in biological anthropology and related fields. A record of peer-reviewed publications, external funding, and excellence in teaching is required. (more…)
The Department of Anthropology at Purdue seeks applicants and nominations for a tenure-line associate professor in applied and practice anthropology beginning August 2014. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and have experience for appointment at the associate rank in Anthropology. Exceptionally well-qualified senior candidates may be considered for tenure. They should have a strong record of teaching and engagement and a commitment to curriculum development of a strong applied program for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop curriculum, including courses, internships and experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduates and Master’s level students in applied and practicing anthropology, and to initiate collaborative linkages with Purdue’s other academic Colleges (likely partners include schools, colleges, and institutes such as Engineering, Agriculture, Technology, Discovery Park, Global Policy Research Institute, Center for the Environment, or others). The successful candidate is expected to guide expansion of applied/practicing anthropology in our existing degree programs and in the initiation of an MA degree in applied/practicing anthropology. (more…)
The University of Virginia’s interdisciplinary program in Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a three-year non-tenure track appointment as Lecturer in LGBTQ Studies, to begin August 25, 2014. Field of specialization within LGBTQ Studies is open, but candidates in any area of science, especially LGBTQ Health, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates from the humanities and social sciences are also welcome. Duties include teaching, research, and service to the WGS Program, College of Arts & Sciences, and University. Review of applications will begin on November 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. (more…)
The University of Virginia’s interdisciplinary program in Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, with expertise in scientific research on women’s health, to begin August 25, 2014. We seek candidates whose areas of expertise involve some combination of the areas of psychology, sociology, women, gender, sexuality, and health, broadly defined. Fields of specialization could include social, psychological, and behavioral factors in health and illness among girls and women; research on health disparities involving girls or women; or demographic studies of gender, sexuality, health, and disease. The position will be 50% in WGS and 50% in a department such as Psychology or Sociology within the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. (more…)
University of Virginia Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position in cultural medical anthropology, appointment beginning August 25, 2014. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of anthropology, deep expertise in a particular region, and an ongoing program of research and publication in medical anthropology that situates medical issues within their broader cultural context and integrates intensive ethnographic study with the advancement of anthropological theory. Responsibilities of the position include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2/2 load), contributing to the department and university through service activities, and developing external funding to support an active research program. Ph.D must have been awarded at time of application. Preference will be given to candidates able to work productively with colleagues in other sub-fields of anthropology, in other disciplines in Arts and Sciences, and in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. We seek to hire a scholar with the vision and organizational and interpersonal skills to build an outstanding program in medical anthropology at UVa. Region of specialization is open. (more…)
The Center for Nonprofits at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a post-doctoral community researcher to join a collaborative team of graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners engaged in action-oriented research and research-based outreach around community-driven health promotion. This position will provide support and research/evaluation capacity for community coalitions in the state of Wisconsin that are working to promote active living through increasing access to opportunities for physical activity, smoke-free environments, and healthy food systems by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. (more…)
Post-doctoral fellow, Research Instructor, or Research Assistant Professor
Term: 3-year appointment in research track.
Job Description: Washington University School of Medicine’s (WUSM) Division of General Medical Sciences is seeking an individual who will engage in empirical research on ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to health technologies, care and research. This person would support the Center for Clinical Research Ethics and the new ESLI lab of James DuBois, which currently focuses on mental health research ethics, responsible conduct of research, professionalism and integrity, and organ transplantation. New areas of interest include ELSI in HIV and genetic research and therapy. (more…)