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Assistant or Associate Professor, Anthropology

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Closing date
Aug 27, 2022

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Full Time
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Assistant or Associate Professor, Anthropology

Location: Waco, Texas
Open Date: Jun 10, 2022
Deadline: Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University is accepting applications for an assistant (tenure-track) OR associate (tenured or tenure-track) professor. This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human health (broadly conceived). Preferred research areas include but are certainly not limited to global health, evolutionary medicine, human biology, health disparities/inequalities, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology/mental health, biomedical anthropology, biocultural anthropology, molecular anthropology, public health, environmental health, health of indigenous and pre-historic populations. Applicants whose research have transdisciplinary foci and applied relevance are preferred.

The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Interest in contributing to the new, unique PhD program (in the Anthropology of Health) is required, and skills appropriate for training graduates for applied work are preferred. Faculty members are required to contribute to teaching, research, and service. Expectations for an active research agenda include publishing and granting, as well as involving students as appropriate. Start-up packages are available, and the standard teaching load is two courses per semester (although this depends on research activity). The Graduate School also generously supports research assistantships for new or transferring doctoral students associated with this position. Those applying for the associate level should demonstrate appropriate advanced experience.

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

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