Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania: School of Arts and Sciences: School of Arts and Sciences – 


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology. We seek a colleague whose work will complement curricular and theoretical initiatives to decolonize the modern life sciences, reverse longstanding institutional and political trends that perpetuate racial and ethnic disparities, and inspire innovative investigative frameworks that lead to improved accountability and care. We especially welcome colleagues with ethnographically grounded research interests in one or more of the following areas: the anthropology of medicine and therapeutic practices, structural health inequalities, environmental health justice and wellbeing, health technologies and epistemologies, and global health.

The successful candidate will have an innovative theoretical and empirical research agenda in critical medical anthropology. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to outstanding mentoring and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, which includes the department’s MD-PhD Program. PhD is expected by the time of the appointment, July 1, 2023. Geographical area of study is open.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and the contact information of three referees to http://apply.interfolio.com/114738 

The Department will seek letters of recommendation at a later stage where needed.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a community of students, scholars, and staff that reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We create working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we value dynamic interactions and thoughtful discussions, and strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. For information on the School of Arts and Sciences’ inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, please see: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. For inquiries, please contact the Department Administrator, Colleen Lawson, email: lawsonco@sas.upenn.edu.

Application Instructions

For inquiries, please contact the Department Administrator, Colleen Lawson, email: lawsonco@sas.upenn.edu.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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