The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2018.
We seek a medical anthropologist. Geographical area is open though preference will be given to scholars with regional foci that complement the department’s present strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose specialization includes a focus on one or more of the following: reproductive health, environment, migration, mental health/trauma and resilience, chronic disease, health and human rights, and global epidemics.
The teaching load for this position is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. We have a preference for scholars who have an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and a commitment to service. Applicant should have a PhD and a strong record of publication and grant funding.
All application materials must be submitted online here. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae including contact information for three referees, an article-length writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement. Applications must be received by October 21, 2017. We will contact candidates for initial video-conference interviews.
Questions regarding the search can be directed by email to Dr. Adeline Masquelier, the Search Committee Chair with “Medical Anthro. Search” in the subject line.
Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged.
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Tulane's Department of Anthropology offers course work and degrees (BA, BS, MA, and PhD) in all of the major subdisciplines of the field: archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics. Anthropology at Tulane began with the establishment of the Middle American Research Institute http://www.tulane.edu/~mari and its associated library in 1924. The fir...st full-time teacher of the subject was appointed to the Department of Sociology in 1938. The first B.A. Degree in anthropology was awarded in 1949, the first M.A. degree in 1954, and the first PhD. in 1962. The Department separated from Sociology in 1968, and now, after more than a quarter century of independent existence, it is recognized both within the university and within the wider profession as a center of academic strength, particularly for the study of the anthropology of Mesoamerica.