University of Texas at San Antonio

Tenure Track Medical Anthropologist
The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a medical anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track), to start August 2014. We are interested in a scholar whose research is at the intersections of environment and health. Such research should demonstrate commitment to ethnographic methodologies, theoretical innovation, and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration. Relevant specializations within medical anthropology could include environmental justice, the political ecology and political economy of health, and the anthropologies of energy, globalization, development, and sustainability. Expertise in a region in the Americas is preferred, however, other areal interests will be considered. The Department has recently inaugurated a Ph.D. program emphasizing anthropology’s broad engagement with environmental issues. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus, and who also will support the four-field emphases of our B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology (emphasis in medical anthropology) at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to Ph.D. program growth and expansion; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied research goals; and an established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong potential for securing external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology; commitment to a four-field approach to teaching and research; ability to complement existing faculty specializations.

Responsibilities include: teaching general 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.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application that includes discussion of research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations; and, the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.

Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2013. Send all application materials to Dr. Jill Fleuriet, Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0649.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.