Assistant Professor

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Position TypePermanent Faculty Working TitleAssistant ProfessorPosition NumberAppointment TypeTenured/Tenure TrackSalary Range$75,000 - $80,000Full-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTEVacancy IDFAC0002934Posting Open Date09/23/2019Application Deadline11/04/2019Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date07/01/2020Position Summary

The Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, cultural medical anthropologist whose research focuses broadly on global medicines with a start date of July 1, 2020. We seek a scholar and teacher who will contribute to our vibrant programs in undergraduate and graduate education, including a medical anthropology minor, a developing major, and a PhD concentration. At Chapel Hill, medical anthropology also contributes to the Medical Humanities program and many of our classes count for an MA in Medicine, Literature and Culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research addresses issues such as: new biomedical technologies; ontologies of the body; infectious disease in political-economic and cultural contexts; epidemics and the politics of bio security; medical research and clinical trials; transplants; end-of-life care; drug use/rehabilitation technologies; disability, and matters of care-giving. Scholars working on questions related to the intersections of bio medicine and other medical systems, including epistemologies of medical pluralism, the politics of bio-prospecting, and the circulation of pharmaceuticals, are also welcome to apply. We further encourage applicants who offer anthropological insights on the nexus between bio medicine as epistemology and practice as well as broader forms of inequality. A successful applicant would also be expected to engage with our interdisciplinary Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group and our cross-disciplinary concentration in Medical Anthropology. Geographical region is open but applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty are especially welcome.

Educational Requirements

A PhD in Anthropology by the time of appointment 7.1.2020.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have an active research program and demonstrated potential, in the form of publications and other scholarly activity. Candidates must be excellent teachers, willing to work closely with undergraduate and graduate students, and prepared to actively contribute to the development of Medical Anthropology major.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of personal contribution to diversity and inclusion, curriculum vitae, and reference list to:
Please provide a list of four professional references including the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers.

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Department Contact Name and TitleIrina Olenicheva, Department ManagerDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University‚Äôs Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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      Posted: 9/18/2019
      Application Due: 11/6/2019
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