Submitted: 30 September 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of South Florida
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 30 November 2022
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Department: Anthropology 0-1205-000

College: College of Arts and Sciences

Salary Plan: Regular

Hiring Salary: Negotiable


The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology to begin August 7, 2023. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to our new BS in Biomedical Anthropology, as well as to our graduate concentration in Biocultural Medical Anthropology and to our concurrent degree program with USF’s College of Public Health. The successful candidate will join a department with a four-field approach at the undergraduate level and a MA and PhD in Applied Anthropology. Position is opened until filled, with initial review of applications beginning on November 1, 2022.

The successful candidate should: (1) demonstrate the potential for generating a strong track record in peer-reviewed publishing and grant-funded research, and (2) be prepared to contribute to a department with a strong emphasis on quality of teaching. Research interests should complement existing strengths in the department, and align with one or more of USF’s Areas of Strategic Focus ( Geographic area is open but should complement expertise within the department.

Potential topics for research include (but are not limited to): Health disparities, Clinical medical anthropology, Global health, Human biology, Reproductive health, Race and racism, Environment and health, Mental and behavioral health, and Infectious and non-communicable diseases.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, which will include graduate and undergraduate courses in medical anthropology such as Health, Illness and Culture (undergrad), Human Variation (undergrad), Theory and Method in Medical Anthropology (grad), Theories in Applied Bioanthropology (grad), and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialization. The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach general introductory courses such as the four-field Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural and/or Biological Anthropology, and Exploring Cross-Cultural Diversity.


Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or Applied Anthropology. Applications from ABDs will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. USF Tampa

Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 32185

Posting Date: 09/21/2022

Posting End Date: Position is opened until filled, with initial review of applications beginning on November 1, 2022.

How To Apply

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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your requested materials. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.


Please upload (1) a letter detailing your experience and interest in position, including research and publications, grants, and courses taught; (2) your curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement, as outlined below; and (4) one or two relevant publications. A list of references is not necessary for the initial application.

Applicants will need to provide a Diversity Statement that outlines how you can contribute both individually and institutionally to the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. How do you see yourself contributing in terms of teaching, research, and/or service both individually and institutionally? Please provide a 1-page single-spaced response.

Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

The USF Department of Anthropology is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni that honors differences, provides equal opportunity, fosters mutual respect, challenges stereotyped preconceptions, and condemns all forms of discrimination and prejudice. We respect and appreciate the diversity of human experience differentiated by culture and circumstance, including those distinguished by race, ethnicity, ancestry, nationality, citizenship, language, age, gender, sexuality, disability, family status, socioeconomic background, political beliefs, and religion. These core principles compel us to make every effort to recruit and retain members of historically excluded groups that are underrepresented in our discipline, in our university, and in our community, and to make every effort to integrate meaningfully the experiences, histories, and perspectives of these groups into our curricular and co-curricular programs and learning environments. We therefore commit to developing and implementing strategic actions, as permitted by law and the regulations and policies of the University of South Florida, for achieving these goals and assessing annually our progress.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Maya Bethea at [email protected] or 813-974-7048 a minimum of five working days in advance.

Work Location

USF - Tampa Campus

About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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