Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology, to begin August 2022.

The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Medical Anthropology, and a focus on minority health and health disparities. Research interests and geographic specialization are open. We particularly encourage applications from scholars working in traditions of applied, engaged, public and activist anthropology.

The position will begin August 2022.

The University of Memphis offers a BA and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology, established in 1976, and a concentration in Medical Anthropology.

Qualifications include a PhD in anthropology in hand by June 1, 2022. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching classroom-based undergraduate/graduate courses including Intro to Biological Anthropology and Prehistory and/or Intro to Cultural Anthropology, as well as required and elective medical anthropology courses listed in our BA and MA curriculum. They will also contribute to teaching one or both of the graduate seminars, Biocultural Epidemiology and Critically Applied Medical Anthropology, and will have opportunities to develop in-person and online courses based on their expertise. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing a local/regional research agenda and mentoring graduate students in applying anthropology and in the three-year integrated MA/MPH.

The University of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching & research experience and interest, a statement on your contributions to inclusivity and diversity (250 words max), a full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/email at

Application reviews begin October 1  and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place online. Following initial interviews, we will ask some candidates for letters of reference and teaching materials including sample syllabi and student evaluations. For questions or further information contact Dr. Kathryn Hicks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The University of Memphis at

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