The Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, cultural medical anthropologist whose research focuses broadly on global medicines with a start date of July 1, 2020. We seek a scholar and teacher who will contribute to our vibrant programs in undergraduate and graduate education, including a medical anthropology minor, a developing major, and a PhD concentration. At Chapel Hill, medical anthropology also contributes to the Medical Humanities program and many of our classes count for an MA in Medicine, Literature and Culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research addresses issues such as: new biomedical technologies; ontologies of the body; infectious disease in political-economic and cultural contexts; epidemics and the politics of bio security; medical research and clinical trials; transplants; end-of-life care; drug use/rehabilitation technologies; disability, and matters of care-giving. Scholars working on questions related to the intersections of bio medicine and other medical systems, including epistemologies of medical pluralism, the politics of bio-prospecting, and the circulation of pharmaceuticals, are also welcome to apply. We further encourage applicants who offer anthropological insights on the nexus between bio medicine as epistemology and practice as well as broader forms of inequality. A successful applicant would also be expected to engage with our interdisciplinary Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group and our cross-disciplinary concentration in Medical Anthropology. Geographical region is open but applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty are especially welcome.
Education and Experience:
Candidates must have an active research program and demonstrated potential, in the form of publications and other scholarly activity. Candidates must be excellent teachers, willing to work closely with undergraduate and graduate students, and prepared to actively contribute to the development of Medical Anthropology major.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 169105
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