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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, New York
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty, Tenured
General Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

The Department of Anthropology at SUNY Geneseo (located 40 minutes from downtown Rochester, NY) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar with research expertise in health, disease, illness, or medicine. Regional focus is open.

In addition to teaching courses that contribute to the department’s major/minor in anthropology and interdisciplinary major/minor in sociomedical sciences, the ideal candidate’s expertise will contribute to one of the following interdisciplinary programs at the college: Native American Studies, Sustainability Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Black Studies, American Studies, Linguistics, Asian Studies.

Geneseo is a distinctive public liberal arts college that welcomes and inspires students to develop their knowledge and skills to build a more just world. We seek to hire a scholar with an active research agenda who is also committed to undergraduate education and mentorship. In addition to producing scholarship, this position requires a 3 x 3 teaching load, student advising, and service to the department and the college. More information on Geneseo’s Department of Anthropology is available at

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or international equivalent, in anthropology or a related field by the date of appointment (September 1, 2023).   Research in medical anthropology (with a cultural or biocultural orientation) or a related field. Active research agenda in the Americas (North America, Latin America or the Caribbean). Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of teaching excellence, especially in undergraduate courses in medical anthropology or related subjects. Experience working with students on undergraduate research or other integrative and applied learning experiences.

Application Instructions -

Apply by Friday, February 10, 2023 for full consideration. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. To apply submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter addressing research, teaching and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Writing sample (does not have to be a published manuscript)


Candidates who are invited for a remote interview will be asked to provide a statement of their teaching philosophy, evidence of excellence in teaching (if available), and a sample syllabus. References will be requested from short list candidates only.

Submit your application through the SUNY Geneseo Online Employment System

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