The Santa Clara University Department of Anthropology seeks a dynamic Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of medical anthropology. Specifically, we seek a teacher-scholar who conducts engaged social research on the social and environmental factors that influence health and healthcare. Areas of research specialization could include but are not limited to: healthcare access and policy, nutrition, illness, life history, and cultures of medicine within political, economic, historical, local, and/or global contexts. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who examine medical disparities in underserved and underrepresented populations and engage frameworks of intersectionality, structural violence, and positive social change in their work. The Inclusive Excellence post-doc will teach the following courses in addition to a new course in introductory medical anthropology: Human Nutrition and Culture, Health, Disease and Culture, and Human Development and Sexuality, all of which qualify for the University's Core Curriculum in the area of Science, Technology, and Society (STS). This is a two-year postdoctoral opportunity and the goal of the Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Santa Clara University is to support the early development of teaching scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups. Santa Clara University operates on the quarter system, and the teaching load will be three courses during the first year of appointment and four during the second year.
In the second year of the fellowship, the post-doc will teach the Department's Senior Capstone class and have the opportunity to lead students in a seminar-style topical course.
Candidates for this position must have an active research program, a record of effective teaching, and have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology within the past two years. Applicants are invited to visit the university’s web site at www.scu.edu for descriptions of the university’s mission, courses offered in our department, and the diverse student population we serve. Santa Clara University is committed to the strategic goal of enriching the quality of our community of scholars by increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and students. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences related to achieving this goal in their letter of application.
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Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.