Assistant Professor level appointment in Cultural Medical Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an Assistant Professor level appointment in Cultural/Medical Anthropology to begin August of 2014.We are interested in scholars whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: global health; the cultural and historical conditions shaping medical practices and policies; medical practices in the context of modernity; colonial and post-colonial social formations; the political economy of health and health care provision; the experience of illness and the social relations of sickness; the anthropology of science; the social construction of knowledge, particularly medical knowledge and practices. . Geographic area of specialization is open.The candidate will join a three-field Anthropology Department and will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate (MA and Ph.D.) programs. The successful candidate will have a robust research agenda and excellent teaching credentials. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology (emphasis in Medical Anthropology) at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to B.A., Masters, and Ph.D. programs; desire and ability to educate and mentor students. Preferred qualifications: excellence in teaching, potential to secure external funding, fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in cultural anthropology. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate anthropology, basic courses in cultural anthropology, elective undergraduate courses and core and specialized graduate courses in areas of specialization; ongoing research and service in a program that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until finalists are identified. The Search Committee plans to interview a select pool of applicants at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in November. Please submit the following materials: 1. Cover letter; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. Course syllabi; 4. Teaching evaluations and short statement (one page) of teaching philosophy; 5. Names and addresses of three references.

Application materials are accepted electronically at, posting F00716. Please also send a hard copy of all materials to: Donna Goldstein, Search Chair, c/o Lesa Morris, Department of Anthropology, Campus Box 233, Hale Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0233

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