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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2024-2025, Cultural Anthropology 2024-2025, Biological Anthropology 2024-2025, Archaeology 2024-2025

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Open Searches: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Anthropology[]

Biological/Medical Anthropology[]

Idaho State University - Assistant Professor of Anthropology ( Priority Deadline: October 1, 2024)

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University seeks an exceptional colleague for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the sub-field of medical anthropology to support and grow critical programming in teaching and research. This 9-month tenure-track position will begin August 2025. Candidates will demonstrate collaborative research interests emphasizing the intersection between medical anthropology and Latinx/Latin American studies, complementing current department strengths and the health professions mission of Idaho State University. Successful applicants will have a strong background in cultural anthropology and ethnographic methods. Research foci may include, but is not limited to, public health, ethnomedicine, environmental health, mental health, violence and trauma, gender and sexuality, biotechnologies, globalization of disease, policy, among many.

Applicants should demonstrate original research specializing in medical anthropology or global health as evidenced in publications and grants, with the potential to attract significant external funding. Applicants should also demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in medical and cultural anthropology, student mentoring, community engagement, and a commitment to working with diverse populations, including Latinx and/or indigenous students.

The successful applicant will teach 6 courses (3 per semester) in medical and cultural anthropology, including introductory courses, upper division courses, and graduate courses that may be field based, service learning, online, or interdisciplinary. Faculty are expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, perform university and professional service, and conduct active research that involves students.

As a college, we pride ourselves on being a community of scholars who make meaningful, professional contributions to our disciplines, departments, university, and community. This includes being passionate about providing outstanding learning opportunities for our students, many of whom are first-generation college students from Idaho. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to working collaboratively with other members of the department to achieve university goals to meet our collective mission. Our goal in the College of Arts and Letters is to work together in putting students first, and we expect all our faculty to embrace this core value.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach six courses per year in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, and Latino Studies at the introductory and advanced levels
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate students, mentoring student development
  • Conduct active fieldwork and research that involves students
  • Seek external funding for research
  • Perform department, university, discipline, and community service as appropriate
  • Foster collaborations across disciplines, the university, and community
  • Direct Medical Anthropology Certificates and Latino Studies programs

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Anthropology or related field at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrates dynamic research specialization in medical anthropology or related emphasis
  • Demonstrates accomplishment or clear potential for significant external funding
  • Demonstrates innovative and engaging teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • Conducts active field research on current medical anthropology issues
  • Research emphasis on the Latinx experience, Latin America, or related area of specialization
  • Spanish language skills

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled, priority review of applications will begin October 1, 2024. Salary will be between $60,000 - $70,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

  • Posting Number: req2187
  • Type: Working 9 months per year
  • Position: Faculty Tenure Track
  • Division: College of Arts and Letters

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Baylor University - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Health) (due September 15, 2024)[]

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, with an emphasis on human health. We particularly welcome applicants with research interests in one or more of the following areas: global health, evolutionary medicine, human biology, health disparities/inequalities, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology/mental health, biomedical anthropology, biocultural anthropology, molecular anthropology, public health, environmental health, health of indigenous and pre-historic populations, and related subjects. Applicants whose research have transdisciplinary foci and applied relevance are preferred.

The Department of Anthropology is a welcoming community that values diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the success of individuals from diverse backgrounds in our academic community through research, teaching, and service. We also accept the American Association of Biological Anthropologists' Code of Ethics, the American Anthropological Association’s Statement on Ethics, the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Statement of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and the American Association of University Professors' Sexual Harassment Policy. We pledge to respect each other, our students, and the people, animals, and places we study.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.


  • An earned doctorate in Anthropology or related field by the time of appointment is required.
  • Evidence of the potential to generate extramural funding commensurate with the applicant's career stage is required.
  • An active research agenda as demonstrated by publishing and granting is preferred.
  • Experience involving students in research as appropriate is preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally-funded program of research and contribute to our doctoral program. The ideal candidate will contribute to the department, college, and university through teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions:

Complete applications must be submitted by 11 PM Central time on September 15, 2024. The following materials should be uploaded into Interfolio:

  1. cover letter explaining qualifications
  2. current curriculum vitae
  3. a research plan including current activities and future goals
  4. a teaching statement including philosophy and experience
  5. official or unofficial transcript of highest degree earned (or if PhD is in progress, a copy of transcript showing completed PhD hours)
  6. the contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential references (referees will be contacted by the search committee separately).

Selected applicants will be contacted to complete a required, self-disclosed Religious Affiliation Form. Finalists for the position will be required to submit official doctoral transcripts.

To learn more about the above position, the Department of Anthropology, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit Please contact Dr. Michael Muehlenbein ( with any questions.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others.  Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Cultural Anthropology[]

Linguistic Anthropology[]

Anthropological Archaeology[]

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Anthropology is hiring a Cultural Anthropologist (with PH.D. in hand) to teach Family, Marriage and Kinship (undergraduate/graduate) class for Fall 2024. The course is fully asynchronous and can be taught from anywhere.  We pay $7,000 per course. Please send CV and previous course evaluations to Learn more about Anthropology at UNL at Applications accepted until a hire has been made.

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