Assistant Professor - Medical Anthropology

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
Closing date
Oct 23, 2023

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Full Time
Medical Anthropology
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The Department of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2024.  We seek candidates with specialization in medical anthropology. Geographic specialization is open. Ph.D. awarded by July 1, 2024; demonstrated excellence in research; experience in teaching; and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research centers and graduate programs are mandatory. Candidates must be able to teach broad introductory courses and courses in their own areas of specialization. Typical teaching load is two undergraduate courses per semester.


The deadline for application is October 8, 2023. 


Applicants are required to apply online at:


In their cover letter, applicants should describe their current research, plans for future research, and their approach to teaching.  Please submit the cover letter along with a CV, a recent writing sample (such as an article or dissertation chapter), and names and contact information of three referees, who will be contacted for select candidates after committee review. 


The University of Rochester is firmly committed to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community. We ask candidates to include a statement detailing their past work and future plans for achieving these goals within the cover letter. 


More information about the Department of Anthropology can be found at:


The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s Mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to non-discrimination in the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations. 


The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,300 students—approximately half of whom are women. Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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