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.

Review of applications will begin on September 23 and priority will be given to candidates who apply by October 22; however, the position will remain open until filled. We plan to hold preliminary interviews at the AAA meetings in Chicago between November 20-24 or by Skype for short-listed candidates who cannot attend the meeting.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa ( under posting number #0612782 and attach the following: cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, CV, contact information for three references, one article-length writing sample that demonstrates integration of ethnography and theory (attach to Writing Sample 1), and an electronic copy of the front matter and introduction to your dissertation or, if appropriate, book (attach to Writing Sample 2). Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Millie Dean, or (434) 924-7033. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws. We welcome applicants who will contribute to building a culturally diverse intellectual environment.