McGill University seeks tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology

Department of Anthropology
McGill University
Medical Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology, effective 1 August 2020. We seek colleagues with ethnographically grounded research interests in one or more of the following areas: anthropology of medicine and therapeutic practices, health technologies and epistemologies, global health, political ecology of health and wellbeing. Geographical area is open.

Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. The successful candidate is expected to show promise of excellence in teaching and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, exhibit a commitment to service and participate in developing our well-established medical anthropology program.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their PhD, or will do so by June 2020.

Application Process & Deadline

Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names of referees at . Enquiries may be directed to Prof. Setrag Manoukian, Department Chair ( The deadline for applications is 1 November 2019.

McGill University is an English-language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University, is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.