Applied Medical Anthropologist 
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Applied Medical Anthropology with a specialization in cultural aspects of urban health disparities, with a start date of August 12, 2019.

Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, in hand by the time of appointment; a record of scholarly publications and an active research agenda; a focus on health, wellness, and/or nutrition in urban areas; and experience teaching at the college level in a diverse environment. Desired qualifications include experience collaborating with scholars in other disciplines and/or community partners; success in securing external funding; the ability to complement the department’s current strengths; a focus on the intersection of health, wellness, and nutrition among ethnic minority populations; and the ability to support the new joint M.A./M.P.H. program. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will develop a local community-engaged research project in Charlotte, NC, that will provide research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Ideally, the candidate will also serve as a role model for UNC Charlotte’s diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester. 

This position is part of a cluster hire in Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is strengthening its already robust social science expertise in health research. Our Social Aspects of Health Initiative (SAHI) is designed explicitly to identify and address health inequities in urban regions by encouraging collaboration among scholars to identify social, institutional and environmental contexts, as well as policies and practices that contribute to equitable health care provision, health outcomes, and quality of life. To learn more, visit our website at

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experiences with research and teaching have prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates should include in their cover letter a discussion of how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. 

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Candidates should submit the following to [Position Number #0049]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee members Dr. Nicole Peterson (, Dr. Andrea Freidus (, or Dr. Jon Marks ( Our website is