Critical Medical Anthropology of Infectious Diseases



Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Infectious Diseases


The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the assistant, associate or professor level, commencing autumn semester 2017. We are looking for a critical medical anthropologist whose research and teaching focus on the intersections of infectious diseases, environmental health, and political economy. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will augment the department’s current strengths in health and ecology by examining how the political economy shapes the ecology of infectious diseases and global health. We are interested in scholars who are engaged in active field-based research and have experience leading successful interdisciplinary research projects. In addition to playing a key role in the development of a new undergraduate major in medical anthropology, the ideal candidate will initiate transformative research projects with colleagues across campus on issues related to infectious diseases, environmental health, and human health.

This position request is part of a larger cluster hire representing a diversity faculty hiring initiative requested by chairs of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

The position is part of a cluster of hires that is part of a substantial university investment (Discovery Theme) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention ( These hires will build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of application. Evidence of productivity and excellence in research and teaching required. The candidate will have the ability to teach introductory sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology and ethnographic courses in their area of specialization.


Application Instructions

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mark Moritz at


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.