Assistant Professor of Urban Medical Anthropology

Location
Hartford, Connecticut
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund
Posted
Aug 31, 2023
Closes
Oct 30, 2023
Ref
F00228
Position Type
Pre-Tenure
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
Level of Experience
Entry-level

TRINITY COLLEGE (Hartford, Connecticut) and the Department of Anthropology, invite applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in URBAN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY focusing on issues related directly or diasporically to the non-Western world. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be able to attend to the various structural vulnerabilities that emerge in the crossroads of health, race, and economic access in one or more of the following areas: addiction, aging, mental health, nutrition, pollution, climate, reproductive care, and/or violence. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of the appointment and have some teaching experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate grounding in cultural anthropology and have a strong background in current theories of medical anthropology and ethnographic methods. Candidates should have ethnographic expertise in some part of the non-Western world and be able to teach engaging, rigorous courses in topics such as Introduction to Medical Anthropology, the Anthropology of Health, or Anthropological Approaches to Global Health. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to teach ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology annually. Candidates are encouraged to develop new undergraduate courses in their own field of research, as well as community-learning courses. The College has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four each for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research.

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of the appointment and have some teaching experience.

To apply please submit (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, equity in the classroom, awareness of teaching challenges and their possible solutions, the centrality of ethics in teaching, and experience or goals regarding student mentoring; (4) research statement describing research trajectory and goals; (5) two syllabi, one for an introductory survey class on “Medical Anthropology,” and one advanced class in the candidate’s area of specialization; and (6) contact information for at least three individuals who will provide letters of reference. All applications should be submitted on or by October 30, 2023. Questions about this position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Timothy R. Landry. He can be reached at timothy.landry@trincoll.edu.

Department website: https://www.trincoll.edu/anthropology/

Applicants my apply here: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/3093