The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Medical Anthropology, and a focus on minority health and health disparities.
Research interests are open, but may include reproductive and sexual health, immigrant health, disability, program evaluation and planning, medicine and biomedical technologies, substance use, chronic disease, and mental health. We particularly encourage applications from scholars working in traditions of applied, engaged, public and activist anthropology. The position will begin August 2019.
The University of Memphis offers a BA and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology, established in 1976, with an emphasis on engaged scholarship, and a concentration in Medical Anthropology. Qualifications include a PhD in anthropology in hand by June 1, 2019. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching classroom-based introductory undergraduate courses in cultural and/or biological anthropology, area/topical studies, and courses at the graduate level, with additional opportunities to develop and teach online courses. Geographic specialization is open. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing a local/regional research agenda and mentoring graduate students in applying anthropology. The U of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Application reviews begin October 25th and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur at the 2018 American Anthropological Association meetings November 14-18 in San Jose, CA. Skype interviews will be possible for those who are unable to attend. Submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching & research experience and interest, a statement on your contributions to inclusivity and diversity (250 words max), a full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/fax/email at https://workforum.memphis.edu/. For questions or further information contact Dr. Kathryn Hicks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The University of Memphis.
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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 affordable 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.