Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Job ID 27831
Full/Part Time Full-Time
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 2019.
We seek a health-oriented cultural anthropologist engaged in field and/or laboratory research in a present-day population who will contribute to the department's focus on scientific approaches to the study of human adaptation, ecology, and evolution. Regional and methodological focus is open. Specific topics include, but are not limited to (listed in alphabetical order), addiction, behavioral ecology, chronic or infectious disease epidemiology, cultural practices associated with food preparation and consumption, ecology of human-microbe interactions, environmental and health policy, global health, nutrition and metabolism, and pollution and environmental degradation.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally-funded and active research agenda leading to publication in leading peer-reviewed journals and student research opportunities, to be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to contribute to the university's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in anthropology or a closely related field, conferred by July 2019.
Screening will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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