USA, North Carolina | Assistant Professor of Applied Medical Anthropology

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Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Position Number #0049]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee members Dr. Nicole Peterson (npeterson@uncc.edu), Dr. Andrea Freidus (afreidus@uncc.edu), or Dr. Jon Marks (jmarks@uncc.edu). Our website is http://www.anthropology.uncc.edu/. 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. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Position Information

General Information
Position Number 000049
Working Title Assistant Professor of Applied Medical Anthropology
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Anthropology
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent – Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department The mission of the Department of Anthropology is to expand the frontiers of knowledge through innovative programs of research, and graduate and undergraduate education that take advantage of anthropology’s inherent interdisciplinary nature. We are a community of social and biological scientists comprised of full-time and part-time faculty, graduate and undergraduate students who explore diverse aspects of the four fields of Anthropology. Faculty interact with students to convey the concepts and research skills needed to understand the intertwined natural and cultural heritage of the human species and the full range of forces that shape contemporary ways of life, so that they can work toward creating fuller lives for themselves and a better world for all.
We offer a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Applied Anthropology. At the graduate level, we offer two tracks leading to the M.A. in Anthropology. The General Anthropology Track involves a research thesis. The Applied Anthropology track involves an applied research report.The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 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.
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Special Notes to Applicants Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Position Number #0049]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee members Dr. Nicole Peterson (npeterson@uncc.edu), Dr. Andrea Freidus (afreidus@uncc.edu), or Dr. Jon Marks (jmarks@uncc.edu). Our website is http://www.anthropology.uncc.edu/.

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.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 10/09/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/01/2018
Proposed Hire Date 08/12/2019
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information Dr. Nicole Peterson, npeterson@uncc.edu

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