Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Cultural Medical Anthropology
The University of Texas at San Antonio
October 3, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Full Time - Faculty, Pre-Tenure
The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a cultural medical anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to start August 2019. We are interested in a scholar whose research is at the intersections of environment and health. Such research should demonstrate commitment to ethnographic methodologies, theoretical innovation, and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration. Relevant specializations within medical anthropology could include, but are not limited to, environmental justice, the political ecology and political economy of health, and the anthropologies of energy, development, and sustainability. The Department has a PhD program emphasizing anthropology’s engagement with environmental issues, and the University has a growing commitment to public health. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus and who also will support the four-field emphases of our BA, MA, and PhD programs.
Responsibilities include: teaching general anthropology, basic courses in cultural anthropology and medical anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and core and specialized graduate courses in areas of specialization; ongoing research and service in a program that offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; use of ethnographic methodologies; desire and ability to contribute to PhD program; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied professional goals; and an established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.
Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong potential for securing external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of anthropological theory; commitment to a four-field approach to teaching and research; ability to complement existing faculty specializations.
Applicants must submit: a letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations if available; and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted on-line via jobs.utsa.edu no later than October 19th, 2018. Please reference posting TT20180017P. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Cepek.
Applicants selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
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Founded by the Texas Legislature in 1969, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has grown into a dynamic university with about 30,000 students from all over the United States and around the world. UTSA is committed to a achieving top-tier university status, with a focus on research and academic excellence. UTSA's Department of Anthropology offers an undergraduate major and minor and the MA and PhD.