Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology/Global Health

Gainesville FL
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology/Global Health

Job Description:

The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure‐track position in medical anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks a theoretically and methodologically rigorous scholar who can integrate multiple perspectives on health and illness across disciplinary and subdisciplinary boundaries. We value applied approaches and expect applicants to have an active program of empirical field research. A focus on Africa is preferred, but exceptional candidates with other regional foci will be considered. Applicants should have a broad foundation in medical anthropology, contribute to the four‐field mission of the department, and be prepared to participate in global health initiatives across campus. The successful applicant will have an excellent record of externally funded research, peer‐reviewed publications reflective of an active research program, and demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. The appointment begins on August 16, 2018; a Ph.D. in anthropology is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university has a student body of over 52,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including over 14,500 minority students and 6,000 international students.

The University of Florida is a leading research institution ranked in the top ten public universities. The Department of Anthropology ( has 28 faculty members, over 130 graduate students, and over 360 undergraduate majors. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other units on campus, as appropriate, including area studies centers (, ( and the Health Science Center (

As articulated in the goals of the university, the college values faculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under‐represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392‐2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955‐8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. is required.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are due November 17th and must be submitted online at‐us/listing/ (search job 505053). They must include: (1) a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests and fit with the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate’s work.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: No