Job: Medical Anthropology, Eastern Washington University

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Geography and Anthropology to begin September 2015.

We seek candidates specializing in Medical Anthropology to enhance the existing comprehensive undergraduate four-field curriculum. Topical specialization within medical anthropology is open but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in areas related to health care systems, health delivery, biotechnology, infectious disease, epidemiology or death and dying, Preference will be also given to candidates with demonstrated teaching and research experience in applied anthropology and transnational/ migrant communities. The preferred regional specialization for this position is sub-Saharan Africa. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, online education and who combine medical anthropology with GIS are especially encouraged to apply.

1) The typical teaching load is seven courses per year on the quarter system (36 credits approximately) and the successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving introductory anthropology courses, general education courses and upper-division courses in his/her areas of specialty.
2) The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active research program, participate in service activities, and develop and seek external funding to support his/her research.
3) Position will advice and mentor students, and may supervise student research and theses.
4) The successful candidate will be expected to organize and lead experiential learning opportunities for students.
5) All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of learning outcomes.
6) Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university’s endeavors in those areas.

The Anthropology program is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising as well as scholarly potential. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement and social justice. The Anthropology program warmly encourages applicants from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our faculty.

Applications will be accepted at least through 1/31/2015; screening will begin 2/2/2015. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal by the screening date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment: Position teaches main EWU campus in Cheney.  Opportunities for summer teaching, although not required, may be available.  Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Minimum Qualifications:


1) PhD in Anthropology; ABD may be considered, but PhD must be completed no later than the start date for the position (9/16/2015)
2) One-year successful experience as instructor of record for anthropology courses at the college or university level
3) Expertise in medical anthropology as demonstrated by a record of coursework, teaching experience, publications, and/or relevant professional experience
4) Demonstrated potential for active and innovative scholarship
5) Active fieldwork related to medical anthropology.
6) Interest and/or experience in designing and leading experiential learning opportunities for students.
7) Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:


1) Expertise in sub-Saharan Africa as demonstrated by a record of coursework, teaching experience and fieldwork.
2) Specialization in areas related to health care systems, health delivery, biotechnology, infectious disease, epidemiology, and/or death and dying.
3) Demonstrated teaching and research experience in one or more of the following: transnational/ migrant communities, applied anthropology, and/or geographic information systems (GIS).
4) Online teaching experience.

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