Job: Assistant Professor-Medical Anthropologist, The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant Professor-Medical Anthropologist


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a medical anthropologist for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. We prefer that the candidate have research and teaching interests applicable to the U.S.-Mexico border and/or U.S. Latina/o populations, and an active research agenda with excellent potential for publications and external funding. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, both face-to-face and on-line. Ability to collaborate across disciplines, in the university and in a department with anthropologists, geographers, and sociologists, is important.


ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP ’s nearly $80 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation, and its more than $40 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2014, Washington Monthly ranked UTEP #8 in the nation overall and #1 in social mobility for the third straight year. UTEP enrolls more than 23,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, and 20 doctoral programs – with more in development. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website:


El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. El Paso is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, it enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. It adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world.

APPOINTMENT DATE AND SALARY: Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2015. Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with experience. The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, sent to . Applicants should submit as separate documents (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita with full and accurate citation of publications and funded research projects, (3) complete contact information for three references, and (4) one sample of scholarly work.


FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Josiah Heyman, Professor of Anthropology and Search Committee Chair, at .


The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.