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Assistant Professor - Cultural Medical Anthropology
University of Virginia
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August 30, 2013
Charlottesville, Virginia
Full-time - Experienced
Social/Behavioral Sciences
University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor - Cultural Medical Anthropology

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Number: 0612782

Posting Summary:
University of Virginia Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position in cultural medical anthropology, appointment beginning August 25, 2014. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of anthropology, deep expertise in a particular region, and an ongoing program of research and publication in medical anthropology that situates medical issues within their broader cultural context and integrates intensive ethnographic study with the advancement of anthropological theory. Responsibilities of the position include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2/2 load), contributing to the department and university through service activities, and developing external funding to support an active research program. Ph.D must have been awarded at time of application. Preference will be given to candidates able to work productively with colleagues in other sub-fields of anthropology, in other disciplines in Arts and Sciences, and in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. We seek to hire a scholar with the vision and organizational and interpersonal skills to build an outstanding program in medical anthropology at UVa. Region of specialization is open.

Review of applications will begin on September 23 and priority will be given to candidates who apply by October 22; however, the position will remain open until filled. We plan to hold preliminary interviews at the AAA meetings in Chicago between November 20-24 or by Skype for short-listed candidates who cannot attend the meeting.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa ( under posting number #0612782 and attach the following: cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, CV, contact information for three references, one article-length writing sample that demonstrates integration of ethnography and theory (attach to Writing Sample 1), and an electronic copy of the front matter and introduction to your dissertation or, if appropriate, book (attach to Writing Sample 2). Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Millie Dean, or (434) 924-7033. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws. We welcome applicants who will contribute to building a culturally diverse intellectual environment.

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The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

The University of Virginia is committed to the total development and well-being of all members of the University community students, faculty, staff, and the public. In support of this commitment, the University does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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