Visiting Assistant Professor
The Urban Studies Program at Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position focused on Health Disparities. This position is for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning in August 2018. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The Urban Studies program is an interdisciplinary program that includes faculty from a wide range of disciplines in the social and natural sciences, humanities, and the arts. Consequently, we encourage applicants from a wide-range of disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to, health policy, population health, health equity, community studies, global health, prevention science, health economics, epidemiology, or public health.We welcome applicants whose teaching and/or research interests include social and health inequities in the U.S., as well as applicants investigating issues of health justice or of global/ international health equity that have relevance for U.S. communities. Teaching responsibilities will include three courses each semester, including an introductory health disparities course and upper division courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree by August 2018.Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus in the candidate's area of specialization, and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experience with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org.