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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Westmont College is now accepting applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Medical Anthropology, effective fall 2023. The department seeks a globally-engaged, community-oriented scholar who is broadly trained in anthropology, with an excellent teaching record and an active research agenda.
Candidates should be prepared to teach courses such as: introduction to cultural anthropology, culture theory, medical anthropology, global inequality and development, cross-cultural communication, or other upper-level courses in their fields of specialization. They should have interest and/or experience in helping lead new interdisciplinary and/or community-based participatory initiatives and research, and contributing to the college’s accelerated BS program in Nursing.
While specialty and geographical areas are open, teaching or research experience in the following areas are preferred: public health, minority health and health disparities, gerontology, environment and health, global health. We particularly encourage applications from scholars working in traditions of applied, engaged, and public anthropology.
Applicants must have earned a PhD or MPH/PhD in Anthropology, Public Health or related field, by the date of appointment; applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered.
Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty invested in undergraduate teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of liberal arts education, whose work grows out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.
Use this link to access the application, which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and 4 brief statements (500-1500 words) related to working in the context of the Westmont Community. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college. Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Felicia Song, Sociology and Anthropology Department, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.