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Assistant Professor of Language, Culture and Health, Tenure Track

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Anthropology Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Language, Culture and Health, Tenure Track
Reference Code: 494730
Job Location: Amherst , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Social & behavioral sciences
Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-08-02
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Language, Culture and Health, Tenure Track
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar at the Assistant Professor level for Fall 2019 with specialization in the study of language and culture in relation to medicine, illness and health.

The Department is seeking a linguistic anthropologist whose qualifications include a broad range of experience in research and teaching to complement our growing program in medical anthropology and global health.

Additional qualification of the successful candidate will include evidence of experience in one or more of the following areas: the analysis of linguistic interaction and discourse in the construction of illness narratives and diagnosis, healer-patient interaction, the sociocultural and communicative aspects of pain, suffering, and care; language and power; the intersection of health disparities and racio-linguistic ideologies; and the role of language as it impacts access to care in the globalizing healthcare industry.

The courseload is 2/2 and will include both introductory large lecture courses as well as advanced graduate and undergraduate seminars.

Job Requirements

PhD in Anthropology or closely related field required at the time of appointment.

In addition to these areas of specialization, the ideal candidate will:

  • build our curriculum in the theory and methods of linguistic anthropology
  • complement the departmentís commitment to community-engaged research
  • value and encourage research and teaching across the subdisciplines of anthropology.
  • show evidence of success in sponsored research and publications

Information and Application Process Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications, a CV and the names and contact info for 3 references to

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Krause, Chair of the Search Committee,

Review of applications begins Oct. 15 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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