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Announcing Medical Anthropology Position, UD

The Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware, invites applications for a tenuretrack position in medical anthropology at the assistant or associate professor rank, beginning September 2011. Ph.D. in anthropology required. We seek applications from candidates with scientific training who study the intersections of medicine, health, and society in an anthropological framework. We seek applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, including those with government or agency experience. Special attention will be given to applicants with a foundation in both biological and cultural anthropology and an established, ongoing fieldwork program. Research topics of particular interest include: the globalization of bioscience and the health industry; evolutionary medicine; health care delivery systems and providers; the impact of global health policies on local populations and cultures; lifestyle and epidemiology; disability, aging, or mental health; nutrition and diet; and fertility. The geographical area of specialization is open. Experience directing externally-funded, health-related research involving multiple researchers is desirable.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware offers undergraduate students a comparative, multicultural and cross-cultural, broad-based perspective on the human condition past and present. It offers majors in Anthropology and Anthropology Education. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s established commitment to translational and applied research and field-based and hands-on learning, will teach introductory and upper-level courses, and direct undergraduate research in medical anthropology and global health topics.

The University of Delaware is strategically located in the Washington, D.C. to New York corridor, with strong relationships to major health centers, medical schools, and pharmaceutical companies. The University is engaged in a major expansion of its programs in health and global studies, including the development of a new Health Sciences Campus. The Department of Anthropology seeks an anthropological scholar-educator to collaborate and develop interdisciplinary and inter-institutional connections and programs of teaching and research with such units as the recently established Institute for Global Studies and the College of Health Sciences, including the School of Nursing, the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, the Center for Translational Cancer

Research in Delaware, the Center for Disability Studies, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and the Christiana Medical Center. The successful candidate will also contribute to the University’s undergraduate majors in Health Behavior Science and Health Studies, the Medical Scholars Program, minors in Medical Humanities and Public Health, undergraduate and graduate pharmacy and physical therapy degree programs, and the education of health sciences students in all majors.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15 October 2010. Submit letter of interest, cv, and three letters of reference to Dr. Lu Ann De Cunzo, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, and anthropology@udel.edu.. The curriculum vitae and letters of reference shall be shared with the search committee and departmental faculty. For additional information, contact Professor De Cunzo at decunzo@udel.edu.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

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