Assistant Professor, Anthropology - Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester New York

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York 14623

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Requisition Number: 1244BR

Position Title: Instructional Faculty

College/Division: College of Liberal Arts

Organization: CLA-Sociology/Anthropology

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline: Anthropology

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Employment Category: Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2015

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a medical anthropologist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning fall semester 2015. Medical anthropology is a dynamic and growing field that includes, but is not limited to, global and environmental health, genetics, epidemiology, human rights and social justice, disability studies, community and public health, culture and healing, medical humanitarianism, health disparities, nutrition, medical ethics, and reproductive health. We seek candidates with theoretically informed field research; the geographic specialization is open. Candidates must be able to teach introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses and contribute to a dynamic, diverse department, its multiple degree programs, and student mentoring. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in funded research; a record of peer-reviewed scholarship; and experience in teaching, with a commitment to students. Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 1, 2015.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD awarded by August 1, 2015

• Field research experience

• Theoretically informed inquiry

• Teaching experience

• Record of peer-reviewed scholarship

• Record of funded research

• Commitment to students

• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism,and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level: PhD

Required Application Documents:

• Curriculum Vitae or Resume

• Cover Letter

• List of References

How To Apply: Apply online at

Keyword Search:1244BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

• A sample publication

• Provide a list of courses to be taught

• List of three references with contact information

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Professor Christine Kray,

Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Additional Details: 

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



Keyword Phrases

  • anthropology
  • liberal arts
  • sociology
  • medical anthropology
  • anthropologist
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter