The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for 1-2 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We are interested in applicants who work at the intersection of social theory and applied anthropology. Topical and geographic focus are open, although a focus on medical anthropology or design/business and organizational anthropology are desirable. We are particularly interested in medical anthropologists whose research focuses on maternal-child well-being, minority health and health disparities, and/or health policy. In the area of design/business or organizational anthropology, ideal applicants should possess the requisite knowledge and skills to train and mentor anthropology students for careers in business and design. The position/s will begin August 2018.
The U of Memphis offers the BA in Anthropology and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Anthropology established in 1976 with an emphasis on engaged scholarship, including a concentration in Medical Anthropology. Qualifications include a PhD in anthropology in hand by June 1, 2018.
The successful candidates will contribute to teaching introductory undergraduate courses and area/topical studies, as well as courses at the graduate level, with additional opportunities to develop and teach online courses. Strong methodological skills, the ability to train students in a range of data collection and analysis techniques, and experience in evaluation research, are desirable. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing opportunities for students to engage in local/regional research and in mentoring graduate students in anthropological practice.
The U of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Application reviews begin November 5 and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur at the 2017 American Anthropological Association meeting, November 29-December 3 in Washington, DC. Skype interviews will be possible for those who are unable to attend.
Submit a cover letter addressing teaching & research experience and interest, full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/fax/email on our careers website. For questions or further information contact Dr. Michael Duke, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The U of Memphis.
PhD in Anthropology in hand by June 1, 2018.
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The UofM is a major research institution located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. The campus boasts 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence. In addition to competitive salaries and a collaborative work environment, we offer a robust benefits package that includes aff...ordable health insurance plans, tuition assistance, University-sponsored retirement accounts, generous paid leave, and much more! More information for prospective employees is available. The University of Memphis does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Memphis.