Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Anthropology w/ focus on Health

Job Description

– The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure-track assistant professor (at any level within the rank) for August 2016. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in health or medical anthropology and a commitment to collaborative and inter-disciplinary research, preferably with a focus in the areas of health inequities and social justice among underserved populations. Geographic area is open. Candidates must show an active research agenda with refereed publications, federal, local, or foundation funding, and teaching excellence. – The candidate is expected to teach courses in his/her area of interest at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as established courses. Successful applicants must show a strong theoretical and methodological (quantitative and qualitative) focus that complements existing faculty research. It is also expected that extramural support will be developed, either singly or in collaboration with current faculty and staff. The successful candidate will also serve as research role model for students, and contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity. The department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Anthropology. Candidates are also expected to participate in the vibrant intellectual communities in the Department of Anthropology and other programs throughout the college and the university. – Candidates should send in one pdf file the following information; 1) letter of application that details their experiences and interests, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three professional references, and 4) writing sample. Electronic submission only to https://ejobs.umd.edu. Questions may be sent to the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at nadineyd@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

About the University of Maryland

– The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. With an enrollment of over 30,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in theWashington Metropolitan Area. The University is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education. The campus benefits from the close proximity and networked connections with the broader Washington and Baltimore metropolitan communities. – The Department of Anthropology has three degree programs – BA, MAA, and Ph.D. It is known for its strong theoretical orientation and it is nationally recognized for being an excellent applied program. Our faculty work with and make connections between local populations, national governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), inter-governmental agencies, and academic institutions. We have a strong commitment to documenting, preserving and transmitting the knowledge of the past, as well as to illuminating and confronting the challenges of the present.


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