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Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology

New York University
New York City, New York
Closing date
Oct 17, 2022

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Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
New York University Faculty of Arts and Science

The Department of Anthropology at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Medical Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin September 1, 2023, subject to administrative and budgetary approval.

We seek candidates whose research programs and intellectual trajectories explore multi-scalar questions related but not limited to health, illness, care, the body, biotechnologies, health systems and their reform through critical engagement with cultural, historical, political-economic, juridical, and ecological perspectives. The ideal candidate will have a developed interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research agenda with analytic attention to race, gender, disability, and other forms of difference related to emergent debates in medical anthropology. Geographic and cultural foci are open.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. New York University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline such as Science and Technology Studies, or Social Studies of Medicine at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical inclusive excellence in support of the department’s programs. At the undergraduate level, the appointee will be expected to teach introductory and more advanced courses in an area of their expertise. At the graduate level, the appointee will teach courses and supervise students as their contribution to the Ph.D. programs in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology provides a strong, supportive, and collaborative research culture, building the research capacity of faculty and graduate students alike.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States and the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the broadest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

How to apply

  • Applicants should submit: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) one-page Research Statement; 4) one-page Teaching Statement; 5) one-page Statement on Diversity and Inclusion describing past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence; 6) the names of three referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the initial application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process where needed.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. For any inquiries, please get in touch with the Department of Anthropology administrator, Marta Arroyo, at

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