The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a medical anthropologist, preferably at the rank of Associate or advanced Assistant Professor. Areas of particular interest include social studies of medicine, ethnography of medical institutions and sciences, comparative healing systems, anthropology of sickness, anthropology of the body, and critical medical anthropology. We also welcome biocultural approaches to issues of health and the biology of poverty. We favor candidates with innovative approaches who can contribute to and bridge the research themes within our department. Geographic region is open, but field experience, a comparative focus and an interest in global networks and processes are all desirable. Demonstrated teaching skills are a high priority.

The Anthropology Department currently has 26 regular faculty members, organized into three overlapping concentrations (Anthropology of Meaning, Social Systems, and Ecology and Evolution) and two programs (Medical Anthropology and Archaeology), as well as informal working groups such as Culture, Environment, and Health; Science, Technology and Society; and Social Movements. Faculty teach two courses per semester and are expected to engage actively in both research and graduate and undergraduate training. We encourage applicants to examine the department’s website ( for further information about the program, as well as current faculty and student interests. Informal inquiries about the position are welcomed at [email protected].

Chapel Hill offers a variety of attractive resources for the kind of scholar we seek. In addition to a collegial and stimulating research and teaching environment within the Department itself, the University. The UNC community features programs and institutes that provide many opportunities for cooperation and exchange in relation to this position, including the Department of Social Medicine at the Medical School, the Center for Global Health at the School of Public Health, the University Center for International Studies, the Program in Cultural Studies, the Carolina Population Center and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. The wider area also includes nearby Duke University in Durham (with which UNC maintains several joint programs), as well as North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the National Humanities Center and other institutes in Research Triangle Park. UNC campus libraries are excellent and are coordinated with those at Duke and NC State.

Please send a cover letter, narrative statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of four referees by January 18, 2005 to:

Chair, Search Committee Department of Anthropology CB# 3115, 301 Alumni Bldg. UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3115 telephone: (919) 962-1243, fax: (919) 962-1613

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.