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The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural / medical anthropology, beginning Fall 2017.

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural medical anthropology. We are seeking applicants with a strong research agenda and potential for funding, experience with interdisciplinary collaboration with medical professionals, publications in medical anthropology journals and topic areas, and experience teaching and presenting their work. Successful applicants will augment the university focus in health equity and environment/sustainability and the department focus on applied anthropology and show potential for collaboration with a potential PhD program in Interdisciplinary Health. Successful candidates will also have experience and success working with underrepresented groups and show a commitment to diversity. Geographic area is open.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate cultural and medical anthropology, theory (including political economy), and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. This position will complement existing departmental strengths in medical anthropology and NAU’s interdisciplinary health focus. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area are strongly desired.

 

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Anthropology completed by August 2017 with a focus in medical anthropology

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in field research in medical anthropology that has potential to engage undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Demonstrated potential for research that makes substantial contributions to the field of anthropology
  • Experience and collaboration with medical and public health professionals.
  • Teaching experience in public health related courses in addition to anthropology courses.
  • Evidence of success working with underrepresented groups in a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate.
  • Record or potential for success in securing external funding for research.

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success.  All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, seenau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.

 

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

 

Salary

Commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

 

Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

 

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button on this page.  Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) one page statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a two-page five-year research plan; (5) teaching evaluations; and (6) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

 

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.