Position in Medical and/or Psychiatric Anthropology, UCLA Department of Anthropology

Position in Medical and/or Psychiatric Anthropology
UCLA Department of Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position in medical and/or psychiatric anthropology at any level within the assistant professor rank. Must have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. Preference will be given to those applicants whose research and teaching would complement and enhance existing departmental strengths and breadth in health-related research, broadly defined. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate program in psychological and medical anthropology. We seek outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching. The department welcomes candidates whose experience has prepared them to support and contribute to our commitment to diversity.
Applications are accepted at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01338. Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, one representative publication (or writing sample), and contact information (including email addresses) for at least three potential references.
For further information please contact Dr. Nancy Levine, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, UCLA at anthroopensearch@anthro.ucla.edu.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and the final deadline for application submission is October 23, 2015. Appointment begins July 1, 2016. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
Selection Plan for Campus Visits
Position in Medical and/or Psychiatric Anthropology
Beginning October 15, 2015, committee members will begin review of applications using the selection criteria listed below for “all applicants.” Applications will be accepted for review through the closing date of October 23, 2015.
The committee will meet in late October/early November to establish a long shortlist of candidates. Letters of reference will be requested for those applicants soon after. Short-listed candidates will also be invited to provide up to two additional publications (or writing samples). The search committee may decide to hold brief interviews during November and December 2015 with candidates still under active consideration (either online or at the annual meeting of American Anthropological Association in November, with online interviews for those applicants who are not available to be interviewed at the annual meeting).
All selection criteria will enter into the final list of approximately four candidates who will be invited for in-person interviews at UCLA starting in January 2016.
Criteria for Initial Selection Process
All Candidates:
*           Ph.D. at time of application or likelihood of Ph.D. completion by July 1, 2016
*           Evidence of applicant’s research focus in medical and/or psychiatric anthropology in dissertation and/or publications
*           Potential for applicant’s research and teaching to broaden and complement the existing departmental focus in psychocultural and medical anthropology, including the Mind, Medicine and Culture (MMAC) interest group
*           Quality of research in medical and/or psychiatric anthropology
*           Potential for scholarly impact in medical and/or psychiatric anthropology
*           Potential for research productivity in medical and/or psychiatric anthropology
*           Evidence of support for and contribution to departmental diversity (Relevant documents for committee members include the diversity statement adopted by the Academic Senate of the University of California – http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000375/Diversity –  and the UCLA Chancellor’s Statement on Diversity – https://faculty.diversity.ucla.edu/our-office/chancellors-statement ).
*           Evidence of research funding / potential for future research funding
*           Potential for excellence in teaching and supervising undergraduates
*           Potential to attract and supervise graduate students
Long Shortlist (prior to campus interview) – all of the above plus:
*           Additional/confirming information in letters of reference
*           Additional evidence relating to research excellence and focus (using same criteria listed above) in up to two additional publications or writing samples sent by applicant
*           Fit with department
*           Ability to make positive contribution to department’s climate
*           Potential to be a conscientious university community member
*           If held, information obtained from brief initial interviews, based on search criteria listed above, with applicants under active consideration.