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Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology

Texas A&M University, Department of Anthropology
College Station, Texas
Closing date
Nov 10, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Applied Anthropology
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Level of Experience

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The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment beginning August 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will have an active research program in medical anthropology that complements the research of the current faculty. The successful candidate will conduct research, mentor PhD and undergraduate students, teach a 2-2 course load including undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in service at the department, college, and university levels.

About the department: The Department of Anthropology is comprised of 26 full-time faculty in four distinct programs: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, nautical archaeology, and terrestrial archaeology. It also features the Center for the Study of the First Americans and the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, and is closely affiliated with the non-profit Institute of Nautical Archaeology. The department’s faculty straddle the social sciences and humanities, engaging in quantitative and qualitative research to answer questions about living primates; distant and recent human ancestry; human biology, culture, and genetics; and the technologies that facilitated the global dispersal of our species. The department maintains numerous laboratories including the Zooarchaeology Lab (primarily composed of North American specimens), Conservation Research Lab, Analytical Archaeology Lab, Bioarchaeology and Genomics Lab, Palynology Lab, and Radiocarbon and Isotope Preparation Lab.

About the university: The main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station is a public land-grant institution with nearly 75,000 students. It serves undergraduate students who are primarily from the State of Texas, along with a graduate student and faculty body from around the world. It is a member of the Association of American Universities, and its tenure-track faculty are evaluated on their research, teaching, and service records. 

Texas A&M University is located in Bryan-College Station, a vibrant, dynamic community that offers culture, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. The community's relatively low cost of living makes it an affordable place to live.


Required Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD in Anthropology or related field by the time of appointment. Candidates should have an active field/lab-based research program, peer-reviewed research publications, demonstrated success in obtaining competitive grants for research, and prior teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications: A research focus (health disparities and stress; infectious diseases; mental health; climate change, disasters and health) and area of interest that overlaps with that of current faculty and connects well with faculty in the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, though individuals with other experience and/or foci are nonetheless encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions: Applications received by November 6, 2023, will receive full consideration, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application materials include a cover letter; a current CV; names and contact information of three references; and a personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research, and service (as applicable.) All application materials must be submitted through InterFolio using the following link: Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Allison Hopkins, Chair of the Medical Anthropology Search Committee at 


Texas A&M University is a leading public research university with over 55,000 students. Texas A&M is located in the city of College Station which is within 90 minutes of both Houston and Austin metropolitan areas. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Department of Anthropology has 23 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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  • 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.
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