Medical Anthropology Instructor

Department of History & Anthropology

Butler University

Position Overview

Butler University invites applications for a full-time instructor in medical anthropology that will also contribute substantially to the university’s core curriculum. The position is non-tenure track with an initial two-year contract beginning August 2018, and with the possibility of continuing appointment.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty expertise in the Department of History & Anthropology and who can contribute to some of Butler’s interdisciplinary programs (Science, Technology and Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, and Peace Studies). Areas of specialization within medical anthropology are open. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Africa, although candidates working in other geographic areas will be considered.

Primary responsibilities include:

The teaching load is 4/4.  Most teaching will be in Butler’s First Year Seminar (FYS) and Global and Historical Studies (GHS) programs; within these programs instructors have latitude to choose courses and topics that utilize their expertise


  • Successful candidates will enjoy teaching across disciplines and topics
  • Must be committed to the teaching of writing
  • Applicants should have PhD in hand or anticipate defending by the beginning of their appointment


To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching excellence

Completed materials should be submitted electronically to Elise Edwards, search chair, at

Review of applications will begin Feb 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.



Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff.  In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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