International Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology

Brown University, Department of Anthropology
Providence, Rhode Island
Closing date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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Anthropology or a related field at the intersection of language and health, with a theoretically and ethnographically grounded approach to studying language in social contexts particularly relating to health, illness, medicine, or care, broadly understood. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of Anthropology, effective July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of Anthropology, cross-listed in the Cogut Institute's Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Institute. PhD in anthropology or a related discipline within the humanities or social sciences must have been awarded within the last five years (or dissertation must be filed by August 1, 2022). Salary of $61,500 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. This two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship is not renewable. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees. Applicants must apply online to:

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2022, and accepted until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


The Department of Anthropology is home to a vibrant community of faculty, students, and staff broadly interested in the study of humanity, past and present. Brown's socio-cultural and linguistic anthropologists are engaged in ethnography across the globe. The department's anthropological archaeologists focus on the study of the material remains of the ancient, historic, and modern Americas.

Current faculty and students are especially engaged in research related to issues of power, violence, politics, health, and population.  The photographs found throughout this website were taken by our faculty, students, and alumni during their fieldwork.

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