Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor of Language, Culture and Health (Tenure Track)

Posted: 8/14/2018 (Employment)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar at the Assistant Professor level for Fall 2019 with specialization in the study of language and culture in relation to medicine, illness and health.  The Department is seeking a linguistic/cultural anthropologist whose qualifications include a broad range of experience in research and teaching to complement our growing program in medical anthropology and global health.  Additional qualification of the successful candidate will include evidence of experience in one or more of the following areas:  the analysis of linguistic interaction and discourse in the construction of illness narratives and diagnosis, healer-patient interaction, the sociocultural and communicative aspects of pain, suffering, and care; language and power; the intersection of health disparities and racio-linguistic ideologies; and the role of language as it impacts access to care in the globalizing health care industry.  In addition to these areas of specialization, the ideal candidate will value and encourage research across the subdisciplines of anthropology and show evidence of success in sponsored research and publications. PhD in Anthropology or closely related field strongly preferred at time of appointment.

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Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst