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Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Education / Training
Full Time



Job Title
Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology


Requisition Number
FE03849


Working Title

Department Name
8E020:Anthropology


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Type of Position
Faculty


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track


Required Education

A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology is required.



Required Related Experience

n/a



Required License/Registration/Certification

n/a



Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology, health inequalities, environmental justice, or other fields that complement existing departmental strengths. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will have a research program centered on Latine/x communities in the United States. We would expect applicants to be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Medical and Cultural Anthropology and in their own areas of expertise.



The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in various programs beyond the department such as the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the College’s interdisciplinary Latin American Caribbean and Latino Studies Program.

A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology is required.



Applicants must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of Research Experience (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) Statement of Teaching Experience (upload as Specific Request 2), 5) Writing Sample (e.g. journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter) and 6) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (upload as Specific Request 3). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.



The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/our-benefits.



Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Scott Hutson, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky (srhuts2@uky.edu).



We expect to begin interviewing candidates by the end of January. The position will remain open until filled.



Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No


Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.