Two Postings at New Mexico State University

Mary Alice Scott

Hello all,


The Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University has two postings – a health equity post-doctoral position and a tenure track Assistant Professor of cultural anthropology. See summaries below and more details at the links.


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Working jointly under leadership and direction from the Wellness Institute of Dona Ana County and the New Mexico State University Departments of Anthropology and Public Health, Post Doctoral fellow will participate and engage in the collection of community’s health data and conduct rigorous assessment of current health inequities; and from collected data, design potential actions intended to mitigate the data-identified inequities in support of county health planning and development processes, including identifying practicable health, equity and system changes needed with specific outcomes. Assessment of implemented actions will occur to determine if positive outcomes are being achieved or if different strategies would provide enhanced positive outcomes. Post doctoral fellow will be expected to participate in the presentation of project(s) and outcomes in conferences, peer review publications, etc. Spanish speakers and candidates with prior public health experience are preferred. See more information and to apply here:


Tenure-track Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of cultural anthropology with preferred expertise in the anthropology of health who also complements the department’s research and practice. Preference will be given to expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical medical anthropology, anthropology of resource insecurity (e.g., water, energy, food, or housing), political-economic perspectives on health, migrant health, health disparities/inequities, health equity, and applied research. Teaching and research philosophies that are collaborative, participatory, and focused on biocultural perspectives and community action are strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience working with Latin American, American Southwest, and U.S.-Mexico border communities is preferred. The development of a culturally sensitive and problem-oriented program of scholarship with potential for securing external funding is highly desirable. Ability to teach field and qualitative analytical methods to develop and sustain the MA program in Anthropology and our undergraduate medical anthropology minor is preferred. Abilities to contribute to anthropology program development, community engagement in multicultural settings, and engage in outreach and extension with communities in the State of New Mexico, regionally in the Greater Southwest, Mexico, and internationally are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach classes at all levels and modalities and supervise graduate students (face to face, with experiential learning components, and online). This is not a remote work position.  PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment is required.  Salary:  Competitive. Anticipated start date: August 14, 2023


Applications are only accepted online at When submitting your application, you will need to upload:

1.         Letter of interest

2.         Curriculum Vitae

3.         Unofficial transcripts that show award of terminal degree

4.         Names and contact information (to include phone numbers and email) for three (3) references.

Closing Date:  October 17, 2022


NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.