The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University (CWU) invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time Lecturer in Medical Anthropology for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are looking for a social or biocultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health. The successful candidate may have expertise in environment and health, food systems, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism. Geographical area open, but areas of particular interest include Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.
We are particularly interested in candidates who (1) have demonstrated excellence in teaching; (2) are theoretically engaged and ethnographically grounded; (3) are broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales; and (4) will help further collaborations in medical anthropology and global health between the department of anthropology and the university’s health career programs.
The successful candidate is expected to teach classes at all levels of the curriculum. Courses to be covered include several sections of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, introductory medical anthropology, contemporary issues in medical anthropology, and one or more of the following: History and Theory of Anthropology, gender, and a geographic area course. CWU is on the quarter system with 2017-2018 faculty appointments from September 16 through June 15.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience meet the requested expertise, qualifications, and teaching expectations;
Curriculum Vitae, including a listing of all courses taught;
Contact information for three references;
Teaching evaluations for the most recently-taught courses (no more than ten); and
(Optional) Copy of transcripts for the highest degree held.
Screening Begins: Immediately and will continue until the position is filled
NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree held. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.
**Incomplete applications will not be considered.
ABD in social or biocultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health.
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.
Ability to teach classes at all levels of the curriculum. Courses to be covered include several sections of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, introductory medical anthropology, contemporary issues in medical anthropology, and one or more of the following: History and Theory of Anthropology, gender, and a geographic area course.
Ph.D. in Anthropology by September 15, 2017.
Geographical expertise in Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Theoretically engaged and ethnographically grounded
Broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales;
Ability to help further collaborations in medical anthropology and global health, between the department of anthropology and the university’s health career programs.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with education and experience
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About Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology
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 18,000 located between the Cascade Range and Columbia Plateau, approximately 100 miles east of Seattle (see below for more on the community and region). Offering bachelors and masters' degrees in more than 125 majors, the university... enrolls approximately 10,000 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 17:1. The Anthropology and Museum Studies Department has 10 tenure-track faculty. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU enrolled 30% minorities in the 2013 freshman class. 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.
In employment, as in education, Central Washington University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or of protected veteran status. CWU’s comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.Please contact Human Resources at AskHr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.