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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Closing date
Oct 16, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in cultural anthropology with a specialization in medical anthropology. The contract for this position will start July 1, 2024. We seek candidates who engage with critical perspectives on human health, illness, and healing related to social equality, justice, and power. We especially welcome applicants who do ethnographically grounded work in regions not already covered by those in the department, including (but not limited to) sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and minority and Indigenous communities of the Americas.

A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields is required to be completed or anticipated by Fall 2024. The successful candidate should be able to teach the Anthropology program’s required introductory course and should demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. The college also invests in faculty across the career span, with resources including a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and a generous retirement plan. 

Please submit a letter of application, a CV, an article-length writing sample, a teaching philosophy statement, a research statement, a statement on mentoring a diverse student body, and contact information for three referees. Applications must be received by October 16, 2023. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online or at the AAA meetings in Toronto, with on-campus visits expected in January-February 2024. For more information, please contact Elif Babul at

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