Job postings: June / July

June and July job postings (including to the SMA Listserv):

Further details:


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Anthropology – Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024.  We seek an active researcher working domestically or internationally to complement a department with a record of excellence in medical anthropology, global health, and related areas. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, a commitment to ethnography, how their active research program engages questions of contemporary importance and has real-world implications, and the ability to obtain external research funding. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a 2-page cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline in hand by July 1, 2024. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( Applications received before November 1, 2023, will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.  Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.


Postdoctoral fellow position

The Division of Ethics in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary study team for the JUSTICE Project (“Just Inclusion and Equity: Negotiating Community-Research Partnerships in Genomics Research”). The study is led by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee (Columbia), Janet Shim (UCSF), and Shawneequa Callier (George Washington University) and is funded by the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program in the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH. We are particularly interested in scholars engaging in innovative and interdisciplinary research at the intersections of genetics, ethics and translational science, and who have experience in empirical research methods. Scholars who are underrepresented in academic medicine and whose research centers the experiences of historically marginalized communities, including black, indigenous and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work directly with Ethics Division Chief Sandra Soo-Jin Lee at Columbia University. Fellow’s responsibilities include: literature and document review, conducting interviews with genomics research stakeholders, co-leading data analysis, supporting stakeholder engagement processes, drafting manuscripts, and study-related administrative tasks. We welcome applicants who have received their Ph.D. in the social sciences, humanities, public health or related fields, and have a strong foundation in qualitative research methods.

The fellow must have strong organizational and communication skills, experience conducting qualitative research, and a demonstrated interest in bioethics and ELSI research. This 2-year appointment includes salary, health benefits, and office space, and is eligible for renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience; the base range is $65,000 to $68,000 per year. The start date for this position is flexible but is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2023.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please submit the following:

Cover letter (not to exceed one page) that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Research (not to exceed three pages) describing your research in health equity, team science and/or bioethics, your approach to diversity and inclusion, and how the fellowship would advance your career goals.
Curriculum vitae
Writing Sample (not to exceed 25 pages)
Three references. Names and contact information of those who can assess your research experience and scholarly work.
Applications and questions should be sent to:

Rachel Yarmolinsky

Senior Director, Division of Ethics

Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics

Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Columbia University