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Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
University of KY, Lexington
Closing date
Feb 6, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type

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 Cultural Anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology, health
inequalities, environmental justice, or other fields that complement existing departmental
strengths. 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 a research program centered on Latine/x
communities in the United States. We would expect applicants to be able to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in Medical and Cultural Anthropology and in their own
areas of expertise.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in various programs beyond
the department such as the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the College’s
interdisciplinary Latin American Caribbean and Latino Studies Program.
A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology is required.
Interested applicants should apply online at:
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
Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Scott Hutson, Chair, Department of
Anthropology, University of Kentucky (
We expect to begin interviewing candidates by the end of January. The position will remain
open until filled.
As an equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities,
women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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