Job Posting: Assistant Professor - "Racial/ethnic health disparities" (TT), University of Connecticut
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with a research focus on "racial and ethnic health disparities." This position is part of a cluster search for six new faculty members across the social sciences.
Please find the Anthropology-specific ad below. Applications can be submitted via the online portal at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22737. Review of applications will begin on October 15.
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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut seeks to hire an Assistant Professor (tenure track) with a research focus on racial and ethnic health disparities. This position is part of a cluster hire involving six Assistant Professor (tenure-track) positions in the area of Social Aspects of Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities. This hire demonstrates UConn's and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and builds on the College’s existing strengths in health disparities scholarship.
We seek to hire an emerging scholar with broad training and an active research agenda who demonstrates theoretical innovation and a commitment to ethnographic engagement. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, critical analyses of the causes and effects of health disparities and inequities, anti-racist approaches to addressing health disparities/inequities, human-environment interactions, and/or intersectionalities (e.g., with social class, age, gender identity, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability). Experience and interest in innovative, interdisciplinary, and/or community-based approaches are especially welcome. Theoretical focus is open, with some preference for engagement with critical and/or decolonial approaches. Geographic focus is also open, but we especially seek applicants whose expertise complements that of our current faculty. The candidate will support UConn’s long tradition of research and training in Medical Anthropology by offering undergraduate and graduate courses, advising, and mentoring students, and engaging actively in Departmental and interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the Department’s Sociocultural Anthropology Colloquium, the undergraduate and graduate Global Health programs, and the Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights at the Human Rights Institute.
Faculty hired as part of the cluster will have opportunities to collaborate within and across departments in the cluster, as well as opportunities for connections to other research-intensive centers and institutes across the University, including the Health Disparities Institute, the Human Rights Institute, the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The College is also home to a vibrant collective of Institutes and Programs engaged in anti-racism scholarship, area studies, and intersectional struggles against oppression, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, El Instituto, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information please visit the unit website: Anthropology. Since this is a cluster hire search, applicants will receive an email from our Human Resources department asking them to specify the department to which they are applying. For questions about this position, please contact Sarah Willen (sarah.willen@...).
Full ad and application details: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22737.