Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology (Job Code 535)

William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Anthropology effective fall 2015.

The department houses an undergraduate major in anthropology and actively supports the University’s innovative core curriculum and undergraduate programs in education and the health professions. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in medical anthropology with a strong background in interdisciplinary and biocultural approaches to health; specializations can include lifespan and aging, epidemiology, cross-cultural medical practices, and applied health programs in domestic and global communities. In addition to courses in medical anthropology, teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory anthropology, University Core Curriculum courses focused on social justice, community engagement, and/or global perspectives, and courses that support programs in nursing, public health and other health professions. We are seeking applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, to pursuing an active research agenda, and to actively engage in service to the department and the campus community.

Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in medical anthropology and teaching experience required.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application including descriptions of a research agenda and teaching philosophy and experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to Dr. Edward Weil, Search Committee Chair at or Department of Anthropology, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission in PDF format preferred. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information about the University, and its academic programs visit

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.