Assistant Professor of Instruction, Environment, Race & Health

Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology
Evanston, Illinois
Closing date
Nov 4, 2021

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Non-Tenure Track
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Northwestern University, The Program in Global Health Studies invites applications for a full-time teaching-track Assistant Professor of Instruction position, with a specialization in intersections of environment, race, and health, starting in September of 2022. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in a social science, interdisciplinary, or public health-related field, such as sociology, political science, history, economics, disaster management, public health, epidemiology, environment, health policy, public administration, African American Studies or critical race studies, or related disciplines, whose research addresses environmental determinants of health as disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color. Applicants whose work examines environment, health, and intersections of race and gender are particularly encouraged to apply. Geographic region is open.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. In addition to developing courses relating to their expertise, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growing program in Global Health Studies, including teaching at least one of the required core courses (e.g., Introduction to International Public Health, Global Bioethics, Research Methods, History of Global Health or History of Biomedicine).  Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2021. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (statement, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching excellence), and names/addresses of 3 references to the application link found here: Please address questions to Greg Buchanan, Assistant Program Director, at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Candidates identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Our department, founded in 1938, is home to an accomplished community of faculty members who bring their expertise to our courses, academic programs, and research opportunities.

Our department favors a holistic approach to anthropology, one that emphasizes the bridges between the discipline’s subfields:  Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology.

The department has a special interdisciplinary and cross-school role to play in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) and the larger University. Our work frequently intersects with Northwestern’s Program of African Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Geography Program.

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