Visiting Assistant Professor, Global Health Davidson College

Davidson College’s Medical Humanities Program seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in Global Health with expertise in the social determinants of health, inequality, and public policy. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated teaching and research excellence focused on pragmatic solutions for resolving global health disparities. The position will have a dual-appointment in the disciplinary home of the candidate (e.g., sociology, political science, economics, anthropology) and the Medical Humanities Program. The teaching load is five courses per year with a combination of upper- and lower-level courses.

Applicants must have a PhD or DrPH by the start of appointment, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, a record of promising research, experience working with diverse populations in the classroom, and a willingness to serve as an undergraduate research mentor.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at — a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a teaching philosophy, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., syllabi, assignments, and/or evaluations), and the names and email addresses of three references. Our system will automatically contact those references to request a letter for your application.


Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. The College has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson College faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.


Applications received by December 15, 2013, will receive fullest consideration.  The proposed start date is August 1, 2014.


Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.