Tenure-track Assistant Professor – Health-oriented cultural anthropologist

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 2019.

We seek a health-oriented cultural anthropologist engaged in field and/or laboratory research in a present-day population who will contribute to the department’s focus on scientific approaches to the study of human adaptation, ecology, and evolution. Regional and methodological focus is open. Specific topics include, but are not limited to (listed in alphabetical order), addiction, behavioral ecology, chronic or infectious disease epidemiology, cultural practices associated with food preparation and consumption, ecology of human-microbe interactions, environmental and health policy, global health, nutrition and metabolism, and pollution and environmental degradation.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally-funded and active research agenda leading to publication in leading peer-reviewed journals and student research opportunities, to be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in anthropology or a closely related field, conferred by July 2019.

Please apply online at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Job Opening ID 27740. Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV; a cover letter including the names and contact information for three references; a research statement explaining past, current, and future plans; a teaching statement explaining your philosophy, teaching experiences, and teaching goals; and a statement in which you explain how you plan to contribute to the University’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Department, Lisa Sattenspiel (sattenspiell@missouri.edu), with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

Screening will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri, located in Columbia, is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1908. The university offers many collaborative opportunities with other programs including Psychological Sciences, the School of Medicine, Public Health, Geography, Sociology, Biological Sciences, the MU Research Reactor, and the Museum of Anthropology.

With a population of 100,000, Columbia is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report have all named Columbia one of the best places in the United States to live because of its high quality of life. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools, including two top-ranked high schools. The city provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts and has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with many parks and trails.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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