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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Company: Wheaton College in Massachusetts
Location: cranston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of Anthropology specialized in Health Sciences and Health Disparities

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology specialized in Health Sciences and Health Disparities


Job Type: Full-Time

Staff Term:

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

Academic Year Schedule (dates):

Faculty Term: Full Academic Year

Position Type: Faculty


Job Summary/Basic Function:

Wheaton College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Anthropology in Health Sciences and Health Disparities. We are most interested in applicants whose area specializations are in the African continent or African Diasporas. Applicants focused on Black and Afro-Latinx populations in the US, as well as those with an active field research program that accommodates the inclusion of undergraduate students, are of particular interest.
A successful candidate will be eager to direct undergraduate students in fieldwork projects, community-based projects, and/or study-away programs and have a commitment to an engaged anthropology of the health sciences. Candidates should engage with critical questions in anthropology, including critical race theory, and be able to demonstrate the applied dimensions of their envisioned research and teaching programs.
Applicants should submit the following documents: a letter of interest, C.V., a one-page community- and civic-engaged teaching and learning statement that evidences and reflects on how the candidates scholarship and teaching practices engage with communities, and complete contact information for three references. The engaged teaching and learning statement should describe how the candidates teaching, scholarship, and mentoring would build a departmental and liberal arts college community that seeks to make a social justice impact.
Applications are due February 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment. Position commences on July 1, 2021.
Wheaton College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of college life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through inclusive excellence in teaching, and curricular programming where the Anthropology Department plays a leadership role. Candidates with robust advising and teaching experience are an ideal fit with Wheaton Colleges commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.
Wheaton Colleges teaching load is 3-2. In addition to courses in the candidates areas of specialty, candidate will ideally be prepared to teach on Medical, Public and Global Health topics.

Preferred Qualifications:

We seek scholars whose research interests include (in no specific order): African/American biomedicine; environmental racism; climate effects on health; political ecology of health, disease, and/or nutrition; health disparities; transnational aspects of illness and healthcare; perceptions of risk, vulnerability, and responsibility for illness and health care; and the embodiment of lived experience related to health and well-being.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date: 01/25/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled Yes


Office of Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension: 508-286-8206

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
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