Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Location: Stony Brook, NY

Open Date: Oct 20, 2023

Deadline: Nov 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2024. We seek candidates specializing in medical and/or development anthropology. We welcome research focusing on societies undergoing reorganization due to globalization, economic development, political transformation, and/or climate change. Potential research themes might include but are not limited to changing patterns of disease transmission in emerging high-density populations; chronic illnesses, infectious diseases, and species crossover events associated with human settlement expansion, habitat loss, or food insecurity; or emerging disease and illness threats due to climate change. Candidates might also probe the relations between health or development and inequalities in wealth, gender, race, and ethnicity. Candidates should have a strong applied research component, generating insights that can spawn meaningful policy changes. The successful candidate may contribute to broader university initiatives such as the Globalization Studies major and Global Processes, Connections, and Flows.


Required qualifications:
A PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Anthropology or related fields by the position start date, with a focus on Medical and or Development themes. The successful candidate should be ready to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, and/or Development Anthropology, and more advanced courses.

Preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding, evidence of research productivity, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions

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Applicants should apply via Interfolio. Application documents include a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, DEI statement, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of publications, and names and email addresses for three reference letter writers. For full consideration, applications should be submitted before November 15, 2023. Applicants should inform their reference writers that if requested by the committee, letters should be submitted before December 15, 2023. Questions about the search should be directed to the Search Committee at Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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