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Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E020:Anthropology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology, health inequalities, environmental justice, or other fields that complement existing departmental strengths. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will have a research program centered on Latine/x communities in the United States. We would expect applicants to be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Medical and Cultural Anthropology and in their own areas of expertise.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in various programs beyond the department such as the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the College’s interdisciplinary Latin American Caribbean and Latino Studies Program.

A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology is required.

Applicants must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of Research Experience (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) Statement of Teaching Experience (upload as Specific Request 2), 5) Writing Sample (e.g. journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter) and 6) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (upload as Specific Request 3). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Scott Hutson, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky (

We expect to begin interviewing candidates by the end of January. The position will remain open until filled.

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