Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina seek a medical anthropologist for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning August 2018. Geographic region is open, though preference will be given to hire someone whose research and teaching strengthens existing interdisciplinary research in the areas of social inequalities, health disparities, immigration and community development in underserved populations. The new medical anthropologist is expected to maintain an active program of research and demonstrate success in securing extramural funding. This colleague, moreover, will have the opportunity to collaborate on campus-wide health sciences initiatives. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology at the time of appointment.

The Department of Anthropology is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring, offering programs leading to bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit The program provides all students grounding in four-field anthropology and is committed to social justice.

The University of South Carolina System ( comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a writing sample and three letters of recommendation for full consideration.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than December 15.