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Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Anthropology

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Case Western Reserve University
Location
Cleveland, Ohio

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The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in our program in medical anthropology and global health beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.  The appointment will be for a one-year period with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional one-year periods. Candidates may begin in August 2021 or January 2022.

Responsibilities

The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching both undergraduate and graduate students.  We seek candidates with a broad background in the field of medical anthropology and welcome expertise in all areas of medical anthropology and global health. Current departmental needs include comparative medical systems, psychological anthropology, global mental health, urban health, reproductive health, political economy of health, migration and globalization, health disparities, and/or other courses the applicant proposes as central to medical anthropology. The Department values the expertise to offer a geographic area course. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching medical anthropology, although experience is not required. The successful applicant will be encouraged and assisted in developing a research program. 

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or comparable degree by date of appointment. Fall semester classes begin 23rd August 2021. Spring semester classes begin on 10th January 2022.

Application Instructions

Submit applications via InterFolio (apply.interfolio.com/89067). Send other correspondence to Janet W. McGrath, Chair, Anthropology ([email protected]).

A complete application includes:

  • A cover letter a describing one’s qualifications and potential contribution to teaching and research in the Department
  • A CV
  • The names of two references who agree to be contacted for letters of recommendation
  • A diversity statement. The College of Arts and Sciences requests that all applicants submit a diversity statement describing how their research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Working at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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