Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor (Application Deadline: August 5, 2021)

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in our program in medical anthropology and global health beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The appointment will be for a one-year period with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional one-year periods. Candidates may begin in August 2021 or January 2022.

The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. We seek candidates with a broad background in the field of medical anthropology and welcome expertise in all areas of medical anthropology and global health. Current departmental needs include comparative medical systems, psychological anthropology, global mental health, urban health, reproductive health, political economy of health, migration and globalization, health disparities, and/or other courses the applicant proposes as central to medical anthropology. The Department values the expertise to offer a geographic area course. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching medical anthropology, although experience is not required. The successful applicant will be encouraged and assisted in developing a research program. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or comparable degree by date of appointment. Fall semester classes begin 23rd August 2021. Spring semester classes begin on 10th January 2022.

Submit applications via Interfolio ( Send other correspondence to Janet W. McGrath, Chair, Anthropology (

A complete application includes:

  1. A cover letter describing one’s qualifications and potential contribution to teaching and research in the Department
  2. A CV
  3. The names of two references who agree to be contacted for letters of recommendation
  4. A diversity statement. The College of Arts and Sciences requests that all applicants submit a diversity statement describing how their research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 with their request. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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