Brandeis University, Anthropology

Position ID:Brandeis-ANTH-ASSTPROF [#25141]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Anthropology / Medical Anthropology
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Appl Deadline:2023/10/02 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2023/07/12, listed until 2023/11/17)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in medical anthropology for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin in Fall 2024. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Research specialization is open, and preference will be given to candidates whose research interests complement and expand those of existing department faculty.

The successful candidate will teach our broad survey medical anthropology course (Medicine, Body, and Culture), as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise. A well-rounded candidate may also be invited to teach core graduate or undergraduate courses in anthropology (such as in theory, methods, and/or introduction to social-cultural anthropology). The successful candidate will also participate in the popular undergraduate Health: Science, Society, and Policy Program. Our faculty members advise undergraduate majors, mentor seniors on independent projects, and serve as advisors and mentors for MA and PhD students. The full-time teaching load is four courses per year (two per semester). The candidate for this position must hold a PhD by the time of appointment.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students to live and work in a pluralistic society.

Applications should be submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline at and include: ● a cover letter, to include a statement of current and future research and teaching interests (no longer than 3 pages), ● a curriculum vitae, ● a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion addressing how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity (no longer than 2 pages), ● a writing sample (no longer than 40 pages), and ● the names and contact information for three referees.

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 2, 2023. Letters of recommendation will be solicited once a short list of candidates is compiled. At that time, teaching evaluations and a sample medical anthropology/Medicine, Body, and Culture draft syllabus will also be requested. Zoom interviews will be held in mid-to-late October 2023, and campus visits will take place in November and December. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Sarah Lamb ( At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

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Further Info:
Brandeis University
Department of Anthropology
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453