University of Nebraska Omaha – Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor who is a broadly trained, practicing Medical Anthropologist. A PhD in Anthropology or closely related field is expected at the time of appointment, which is August 17, 2020, the first day of the academic year. The successful candidate will teach and develop a range of undergraduate and graduate level courses that contribute to the Anthropology and Health & Society concentrations in our interdisciplinary BA, BS, and MA degrees. This position will also support the interdisciplinary major in medical humanities. Research and teaching interests should be situated in and translatable to a metropolitan North American context. We place significant value on how health and inequality are shaped by racial/ethnic background, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship as it occurs in clinical and/or community settings. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, students, and communities who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify experiences in these areas in their submitted materials.

To promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the Medical Humanities, UNO is conducting simultaneous hires in Anthropology, Geography, and Philosophy. The University of Nebraska Omaha’s newly established program in Medical Humanities centers on the role that humanities, social sciences, and healing arts play in enhancing wellness and reducing illness in the lives of patients, families, communities, and health care professionals. To support a vision of a nationally recognized program, UNO seeks faculty with expertise in a Medical Humanities perspective and an innovative research agenda.

Applications for the Medical Anthropology position should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and an example of current or recent research. The application is online at, where the cover letter, CV, and transcript should be uploaded. The letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and research example should be emailed directly to For further information, contact Dr. Daniel Hawkins, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Nebraska Omaha is a Doctoral/Research institution with over 15,000 students. The university has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.