Assistant Professor - Cultural and Social Studies

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Creighton University’s Department of Cultural and Social Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position within its Medical Anthropology Program, to begin in the Fall 2019 semester. We seek applicants with a PhD in anthropology or closely related field, with expertise in medical anthropology. Candidates should demonstrate a credible research and publication trajectory in an area related to health care, public health, global health or another domain that supports or complements the strengths of the program and department. Geographical area focus is open. Ideal candidates will be energetic teacher-scholars dedicated to undergraduate education, and to working within a multi-disciplinary department committed to social justice in teaching, research, and service. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load with class sizes averaging 20-35 students. 

For information about Medical Anthropology at Creighton, see and 

Candidates should submit the following via the Creighton online application portal at
1. An application form (found online at Link - FacApp.pdf)
2. Cover letter including the candidates vision of how the individual with contribute to the University’s mission
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Complete academic transcript(s) from all institutions of higher education attended
5. Teaching dossier
Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair at
Review of applications will begin November 1. 
Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, has a mission of comprehensive education that is directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students’ lives and to the promotion of justice. Creighton encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds and faith traditions who believe they can contribute to its distinctive educational traditions. Creighton is an EO/AA employer; M/F/Disabled/Vet and seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values—gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity—may be realized.



PhD  must be completed by the start of the contract

2-4 years prior teaching experience;


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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