Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology, Job Code 808WPU


Posting Date: September 25, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Anthropology effective fall 2018.

The department houses an undergraduate major in anthropology and actively supports the University’s innovative core curriculum and undergraduate programs in education and the health professions. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in medical anthropology with a strong background in interdisciplinary and biocultural approaches to health and/or public health; specializations can include anthropology of health and health policy, lifespan and aging, food and nutrition, epidemiology, cross-cultural medical practices, and applied health programs in domestic and global communities. In addition to courses in medical anthropology, teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory anthropology, the seminar in public anthropology, the senior seminar, University Core Curriculum courses focused on social justice, community engagement, and/or global perspectives, and courses that support programs in nursing, public health and other health professions. We are seeking applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, to pursuing an active research agenda, and to engaging in curriculum development and university service.

Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in medical anthropology and teaching experience required. Advanced standing ABD candidates may be considered with the doctorate conferred by September 2018.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application including descriptions of a research agenda and teaching philosophy and experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to Dr. Balmurli Natrajan, Search Committee Chair at anthrosearch@wpunj.edu or Department of Anthropology, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission in PDF format preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information about the University, and its academic programs visit http://www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.