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Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAECC694
Advertised Title Assistant Professor
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001827
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department Anthropology
Position Summary

The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for 1-2 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We are interested in applicants who work at the intersection of social theory and applied anthropology. Topical and geographic focus are open, although a focus on medical anthropology or design/business and organizational anthropology are desirable. We are particularly interested in medical anthropologists whose research focuses on maternal-child well-being, minority health and health disparities, and/or health policy. In the area of design/business or organizational anthropology, ideal applicants should possess the requisite knowledge and skills to train and mentor anthropology students for careers in business and design. The position/s will begin August 2018.

The U of Memphis offers the BA in Anthropology and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Anthropology established in 1976 with an emphasis on engaged scholarship, including a concentration in Medical Anthropology. Qualifications include a PhD in anthropology in hand by June 1, 2018. The successful candidates will contribute to teaching introductory undergraduate courses and area/topical studies, as well as courses at the graduate level, with additional opportunities to develop and teach online courses. Strong methodological skills, the ability to train students in a range of data collection and analysis techniques, and experience in evaluation research, are desirable. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing opportunities for students to engage in local/regional research and in mentoring graduate students in anthropological practice. The U of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Application reviews begin November 1 and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur at the 2017 American Anthropological Association meetings November 29-December 3 in Washington, DC. Skype interviews will be possible for those who are unable to attend. Submit a cover letter addressing teaching & research experience and interest, full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/fax/email at For questions or further information contact Dr. Michael Duke, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The U of Memphis at

Minimum Position Qualifications

Qualifications include a PhD in Anthropology by June 1, 2018.

Special Conditions
Posting Date 10/16/2017
Closing Date 12/04/2017
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter including statement of teaching & research experience and interest, full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/email.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3