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Assistant Professor, US Latinx and/or Latin American Health

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Up to $80,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty, Pre-Tenure
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Area Studies, Latin American / Caribbean Studies
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Job Summary

The Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages at Drexel University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in US Latinx and/or Latin American Health, beginning September 1, 2023. Expertise could be in studies of health-related research as it relates to social justice, inequality in Latinx communities in the US and/or Latin America, public health issues in Latin America and/or within Latinx communities, and other similar questions using qualitative or quantitative approaches. The Department will consider applications at the Assistant Professor rank. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary department at Drexel University, building on existing strength in International Area Studies. This position may include a joint appointment with the department at Drexel relevant to the candidate’s disciplinary background. Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a dynamic, comprehensive, co-op university located within walking distance of Center City Philadelphia.

Essential Functions

Teaching, research, service.

Required Qualifications

We seek candidates who specialize in Health in US Latinx communities and/or Latin America. Background could be in Sociology, Anthropology, Latin American Studies, or other social science related fields. Successful candidates will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda and to contribute to the Department's undergraduate curricula. As an interdisciplinary department, we also seek a candidate interested in helping us grow and shaping the future of Global Studies at Drexel University. This will include teaching and mentoring our outstanding undergraduate students, all of whom have foreign language proficiency and a broad, global outlook. We have a growing Spanish-language program, including an intermediate Spanish certificate and a certificate in Spanish for Healthcare professionals.  We also offer a variety of relevant study abroad programs, short-term intensive courses abroad, and co-op opportunities.

For candidates at the Assistant Professor level, all requirements for the PhD must be completed by September 1, 2023. 

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking


University City- Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

All interested applicants must apply through Drexel Careers:

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) three letters of reference. Only applications submitted via Drexel's online system will be considered.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.  Questions should be addressed to Dr. Brent Luvaas.

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Drexel University is a world‐class, comprehensive, R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. For more than 100 years, our renowned Cooperative Education (co-op) program has enabled students to gain professional work experience before they graduate, setting them apart from their peers.

Committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development, and public service by students, faculty, and staff. Our engagement is long‐term, multigenerational, and fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

At Drexel, we are devoted to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that promotes healthy lifestyles and is based on integrity, trust, and respect. We center equity, inclusion and belonging, and incorporate an anti‐racism approach to our strategic plan, organizational systems, policies and structures.

Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that welcomes individuals from diverse and neurodiverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our Policies page to view all University policies related to Human Resources and News and Announcements for workplace postings.

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