Job: Assistant Professor, Health and Human Values (NTE), University of Arizona, The Honors College

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Values (NTE)
University of Arizona, The Honors College
Main Campus

Contact Information for Candidates:
Laura Berry, Associate Dean, Honors College


The Honors College at the University of Arizona invites applications for a three-year renewable position in the core Honors Interdisciplinary faculty, and in particular to teach in the Honors College Health and Human Values minor. The minor is an intensive interdisciplinary program, intended to provide a knowledge and theory base in the social sciences and the humanities for high-ability students planning careers in the health professions.

Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, and assisting with the coordination of the minor. Possible courses include team-teaching an introduction to the minor, teaching advanced electives within the minor, teaching small general education courses for the Honors College, and assisting with the coordination of the capstone for the minor. The position includes avenues for promotion to Associate or Full Professor, non-tenure eligible.

Additional duties may be assigned.

The successful candidate will hold an interdisciplinary PhD that combines the social sciences and humanities, or one in a social scientific discipline. Background and interests should focus on health and medical science related topics, informed by social and/or cultural perspectives. Likely disciplinary backgrounds include Anthropology, History, or Sociology, among others. Attention to matters of race, sexuality, border issues, gender, disability studies, and social class are of particular interest. A strong record of interdisciplinary and innovative teaching is important; administrative experience a plus.

Applicants should attach a CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter describing how the candidate’s experience fits with the Health and Human Values minor.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.