Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University

Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University invites applications for a one- year position in medical and cultural anthropology (with the potential for renewal). Areas of specialization are open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with an active research program which focuses on the health of Indigenous peoples, gender, and critical analysis of health inequity within larger political, social, and cultural contexts. The successful candidate for this position will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses; and some service to the program is expected. Compelling evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness is required.  A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by date of appointment. Compelling evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness is required. Complete applications will include an application letter including names of three references, CV, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, and up to three publications or manuscripts. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at the MSU website at Look for posting #9170. The closing date for applications is April 1, 2014, or until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Heather Howard at

Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology – Sustainable Community Systems

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology – Sustainable Community Systems


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. (more…)

Ph.D. Research and Teaching Assistantship, University of Vermont: Human Health and the Environment

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, 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. (more…)

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology, University of Dallas

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: (more…)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Global Health Davidson College

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…)

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology, Utah State University

Position Summary          

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 Position: Wayne State University Assistant or Associate Professor

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)

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…)

Wayne State University, Department of Anthropology, Biological Anthropology Faculty Position Rank Open

Biological anthropologist

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…)

Purdue: Associate Professor of Applied/Practicing Anthropology

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…)

University of Virginia, Lecturer Position in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program

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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…)

University of Virginia, Open Rank Position in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program

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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 Assistant Professor Position in Medical Anthropology

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…)

Post-doctoral position at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

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…)