The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Applied Medical Anthropology with a specialization in cultural aspects of urban health disparities, with a start date of August 12, 2019.
Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, in hand by the time of appointment; a record of scholarly publications and an active research agenda; a focus on health, wellness, and/or nutrition in urban areas; and experience teaching at the college level in a diverse environment. Desired qualifications include experience collaborating with scholars in other disciplines and/or community partners; success in securing external funding; the ability to complement the department's current strengths; a focus on the intersection of health, wellness, and nutrition among ethnic minority populations; and the ability to support the new joint M.A./M.P.H. program. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will develop a local community-engaged research project in Charlotte, NC, that will provide research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Ideally, the candidate will also serve as a role model for UNC Charlotte's diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester.
This position is part of a cluster hire in Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is strengthening its already robust social science expertise in health research. Our Social Aspects of Health Initiative (SAHI) is designed explicitly to identify and address health inequities in urban regions by encouraging collaboration among scholars to identify social, institutional and environmental contexts, as well as policies and practices that contribute to equitable health care provision, health outcomes, and quality of life. To learn more, visit our website at https://pages.uncc.edu/healthresearch.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experiences with research and teaching have prepared them to contribute to the University's commitment to diversity. Candidates should include in their cover letter a discussion of how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.