The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University invites applications for a tenure track, full-time position in medical anthropology, to begin September 16, 2019. We are seeking a sociocultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health. The successful candidate must be grounded in ethnographic methodologies, have prior teaching experience, and have a PhD in hand by April 15, 2019. We prefer candidates who are broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales, with expertise in environment and health, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism. Geographical area is open, but areas of particular interest include Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.
The successful candidate is expected to teach classes at all levels of the curriculum. Courses to be covered include several sections of Cultural Worlds (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology), introductory medical anthropology, contemporary issues in medical anthropology, and one or more of the following: history/theory of anthropology, gender, and a geographic area course.
We are particularly interested in candidates who (1) have demonstrated excellence in teaching; (2) are broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales; and (3) can help further our development of a Cultural Competencies Certificate, including collaborations in medical anthropology and global health, between the Department of Anthropology and the University’s Health Career Programs.
Ph.D. in Anthropology by April 15, 2019. If you do not have your PhD in hand by time of application, please describe your plan and timeline for completion.
Socio-cultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health.
Research grounded in ethnographic methodologies.
Prior teaching experience as demonstrated in student evaluations, peer or faculty evaluations, and/or statement of teaching philosophy (instructor of record for at least one course)
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales.
Expertise in one or more of the following: environment and health, food systems, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism.
Ethnographic expertise in cultures of Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Ability to teach (1) Cultural Worlds (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology), (2) introductory medical anthropology, and contemporary issues in medical anthropology, and (3) one or more of the following: history/theory of anthropology, gender, and a geographic area course.
Ability to contribute to Cultural Competencies Certificate, graduate programs, and help further collaborations in medical anthropology and global health, between the department of anthropology and the university’s health career programs.
Additional Salary Information: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.
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CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. The main campus is located in Ellensburg, Washington, a community of about 20,000 located between the Cascade Range and Columbia Plateau, approximately 100 miles east of Seattle. Offering bachelors and masters' degrees in more than 100 majors, the university enrolls approximately 12,000 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 19:1. The Anthropology and Museum Studies Department has 10 tenure-track faculty. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, student of color comprise nearly 30% of the university’s total enrollment. CWU enrolls and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. The university holds regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Excellence in teaching is the core of the university’s mission, and faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. CWU also plays a key role in the economic, educational and cultural vitality of the community and region. Central Washington University is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.