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Assistant Professor - Cultural Medical Anthropology

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. 

We seek a scholar and teacher who will contribute to our vibrant programs in undergraduate and graduate education, including a medical anthropology minor, a developing major, and a PhD concentration.

At Chapel Hill, medical anthropology also contributes to the Medical Humanities program and many of our classes count for an MA in Medicine, Literature and Culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research addresses issues such as: new biomedical technologies; ontologies of the body; infectious disease in political-economic and cultural contexts; epidemics and the politics of biosecurity; medical research and clinical trials; transplants; end-of-life care; drug use/rehabilitation technologies; disability, and matters of care-giving. Scholars working on questions related to the intersections of biomedicine and other medical systems—including epistemologies of medical pluralism, the politics of bioprospecting, and the circulation of pharmaceuticals—are also welcome to apply.

We further encourage applicants who offer anthropological insights on the nexus between biomedicine as epistemology and practice as well as broader forms of inequality. A successful applicant would engage with our interdisciplinary Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group and the cross-disciplinary concentration in Medical Anthropology. Geographical region is open but applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty are especially welcome.

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