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Job: Medical Anthropologist Utah State University

Medical Anthropologist

Utah State University

Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

The Anthropology Program of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in bio-cultural Medical Anthropology and Applied Community Health. Areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty and might include areas such as global/international health, bio-cultural approaches to chronic and infectious disease, health disparities in minority communities, community development and health economics, epidemiology, or environmental health.  Geographic area is open.

Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as required by the program; help craft an M.S. specialization in Medical Anthropology; develop courses within their specialization; develop and supervise student practicum experiences; and mentor students.  Requirements include teaching competence, research and professional development activities, and work in applied or field settings. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue external research grants and/or contracts with NIH, NSF and/or similar agencies.

The Anthropology Program offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees and contributes to an interdisciplinary Master’s Degree housed in the department. Utah State University is a Carnegie Research University located in a beautiful mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Visit http://www.usu.edu/anthro/ and http://anthropology.usu.edu/ for more information about the Anthropology Program and its faculty. Applications should be submitted online (jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55590) and should include a letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position, complete curriculum vitae, transcripts, a writing sample, and names/contact information of three references.

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