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Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Fayette County, Kentucky
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type
Academic
Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Medical Anthropology. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will have training in cultural anthropology and have a research program centered on Latine/x communities in the United States with a focus on health inequalities and social and/or environmental justice. Latine/x communities is broadly understood to include Afro-descendent and Indigenous communities in diaspora from Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexican American, Chicanx/e, Latinx/e and other communities in the U.S. A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Medical Anthropology is required. Special attention will be given to applicants who include community engagement, participatory research, or other applied approaches in their research programs.

Applicants must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of Research Experience (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) Statement of Teaching Experience (upload as Specific Request 2), 5) Writing Sample (e.g. journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter) and 6) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (upload as Specific Request 3). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/our-benefits.

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Scott Hutson, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky (srhuts2@uky.edu).

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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