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Faculty Qualitative Methodologist - Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

Feb 17, 2020, 3:53 PM

A doctoral level qualitative methodologist with a PhD in sociology, medical anthropology health-related discipline to collaborate with research conducted in the Healthcare Delivery and Implementation Science Center (HDISC)

Medical Anthropologist - University of Iowa

Feb 14, 2020, 9:10 AM

The Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is seeking to hire a medical anthropologist for an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track.

Program Manager (Cultural Context of Health) - Vanderbilt University

Feb 11, 2020, 9:06 AM

The Program Manager will be responsible for conducting literature reviews of relevant topics; maintaining communication among a group of external scientific advisors; organizing annual meetings of the high-level Expert Group; commissioning and working with researchers to produce policy briefs on selected topics; liaising with WHO-Europe; and managing day-to-day operations.

Cultural Anthropologist - National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office

Jan 24, 2020, 2:08 PM

The National Park Service is accepting applications for an applied Cultural Anthropologist for the Alaska Region of the National Park Service. Applications will be accepted January 14 to February 4, 2020.

Lecturer Full-time, Medical Anthropology and Global Health - University of Washington

Dec 10, 2019, 1:55 PM

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for an anthropologist to teach in the area of medical anthropology and global health (MAGH).

Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs - University of Rhode Island

Nov 18, 2019, 2:39 PM

The Department of Marine Affairs (MAF) in the College of Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is seeking an Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs with interdisciplinary training related to international development studies with a focus in coastal areas. The anticipated start date is August 2020.

Culture & History Director - Sealaska Heritage Institute

Nov 12, 2019, 12:36 PM

Provide program management and direction for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s program of ethno historical, cultural anthropological, and social scientific research into topics of SE Alaska Native history; sacred and historic sites documentation; subsistence practices; repatriation; and traditional cultural practices, values, beliefs, and knowledge in a wide variety of areas. Projects may be developed in response to specific issues of public interest related to the sustainability of traditional cultural practices in the Native communities of SE Alaska. Research results will be presented in reports and other media such as web sites that are scholarly in style but are also accessible to the public. Provide program leadership in coordination with other departments; outside entities such as government agencies, and tribal organizations; and with professional organizations and scholars.

Medical Anthropologist - University of Iowa Healthcare

Nov 6, 2019, 2:31 PM

The University of Iowa’s Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine Carver College of Medicine in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is seeking to hire a medical anthropologist for an appointment as an Associate or an Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track to build a program in implementation and translational science.

Lecturer position with a focus in Archaeological Anthropology - Georgia State University

Nov 5, 2019, 12:27 PM

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks applications for a Lecturer position with a focus in archaeological anthropology.

Assistant Professor Practicing Medical Anthropology - University of Nebraska Omaha

Oct 31, 2019, 12:47 PM

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor who is a broadly trained, practicing Medical Anthropologist. A PhD in Anthropology or closely related field is expected at the time of appointment, which is August 17, 2020, the first day of the academic year. The successful candidate will teach and develop a range of undergraduate and graduate level courses that contribute to the Anthropology and Health & Society concentrations in our interdisciplinary BA, BS, and MA degrees. This position will also support the interdisciplinary major in medical humanities. Research and teaching interests should be situated in and translatable to a metropolitan North American context.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Fort Lewis College

Oct 25, 2019, 12:01 PM

The Fort Lewis College Department of Anthropology (located in Durango, Colorado) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor rank position in cultural anthropology. The successful candidate’s research expertise will focus on some of the following: migration, refugees, border issues, nutrition, human rights, gender. While the area of study is open, we have a preference for someone who has experience in the Americas. We seek someone who can combine humanistic and scientific approaches in their teaching, research and application.

Director, School of Human Evolution & Social Change - Arizona State University

Oct 18, 2019, 7:39 AM

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) with a concurrent appointment as a tenured Full Professor. ASU serves more than 70,000 students across five campuses, and has a rapidly growing digital immersion population. SHESC is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Chairperson, Department of Anthropology - University of Delaware

Oct 8, 2019, 7:38 AM

The University of Delaware (UD) invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Anthropology (ANTH). The search committee seeks a dynamic leader, enthusiastic leader...

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Archaeology - University of California, Berkeley

Oct 2, 2019, 1:43 PM

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, in the area of indigenous archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

Assistant Professor - Cultural Medical Anthropology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sep 25, 2019, 2:30 PM

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.

Global Public Health, Tenured/Tenure-track - NYU Shanghai

Sep 24, 2019, 9:56 AM

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Global Public Health. We seek candidates who have completed a doctorate in an area of public health science, population health and health disparities, urban planning, or a closely related applied field, including the social science disciplines.

Assistant Professor - Tenure-track Medical Anthropology - Ithaca College

Sep 20, 2019, 7:57 AM

The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in applied cultural/medical anthropology effective August 16, 2020. The successful candidate’s research will focus on human health outcomes in underrepresented populations and be grounded in an ethnographic and mixed-methods approach. This position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in medical anthropology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and department’s needs, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology and a methods course; supervising undergraduate research/field experiences; conducting and publishing research; advising students; participating in service obligations; and contributing courses in the Integrated Core Curriculum (Ithaca College’s general education program).

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Cultural Anthropologist in Business, Organizational or Design Anthropology

Sep 11, 2019, 2:27 PM

The Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Cultural Anthropology position beginning in August 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a dynamic and innovative scholar who will contribute to the department’s Business and Organizational Anthropology track.

Mackey Professorship in Middle East Studies - University of Oklahoma

Sep 5, 2019, 3:33 PM

The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies, a multidisciplinary academic department in the dynamic College of International Studies (CIS), invites applications for the Mackey Professorship in Middle East Studies. We seek advanced assistant professors or associate professors for this tenure-track or tenured position. We are interested in candidates working on issues of energy, resources and environment in the Middle East, to include the political economy of energy, critical political economy, development, human development, and the political economy of conflict.

Tenure-track Position in Biological Anthropology - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Aug 23, 2019, 2:24 PM

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor for appointment beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.



The following list of educational institutions have shown a commitment in applied anthropology; each of these universities currently teach classes, field schools, or offer degrees in the field.



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