Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Cultural Medical Anthropology

Charlottesville, Virginia
Salary commensurate with experience
Mar 04, 2021
Apr 03, 2021
Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Virginia’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a three-year general faculty (non-tenure-track) position to teach courses that serve our major, particularly our growing concentration in Medical Anthropology, Ethics, and Care.  The successful applicant will be appointed at the assistant professor level, for three-years with possibility of renewal. 

The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. They should have a commitment to teaching anthropology to diverse undergraduate audiences, a broad knowledge of our discipline with specific research interests in Medical Anthropology, interest in mentoring undergraduates, and the ability to integrate ethnographic material with anthropological theory.  Region of specialization is open. Responsibilities of the position include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in both general Anthropology and Medical Anthropology (with a 3/3 load). 

Preferred: Qualified candidates who can teach courses in the history and theory of Anthropology, who have experience mentoring students involved in research, internships, and/or service projects, and whose research and teaching interests would contribute to UVa’s Race, Justice and Equity Initiatives designed to broaden the pedagogical and research activities of the University at this pivotal moment in U.S. history.

The appointment start date is August 25, 2021. Candidates should hold a PhD by time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.


Apply online at search for posting #R0022121, complete the application, and attach the following:

·         Cover letter of application describing your qualifications with regard to the criteria specified in this listing. Please also discuss your demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

·         A teaching statement outlining the candidate’s philosophy and approach

·         Curriculum vitae

·         A sample syllabus for an introductory course in medical anthropology

·         Contact information for three references

*** Please note all required documents must be uploaded in the 'Resume' box.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to China Scherz, Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor

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