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Assistant Professor, Global Health Studies Program, University of Iowa

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 05, 2013 04:22 PM expired
Applications are sought for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor with a focus in Global Health Studies. Candidates must have a terminal degree in Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, or a related discipline, and a record of practical, international experience with a research agenda in global health. Applicants’ research and teaching interests and activities should embrace global health and also complement scholarship in the relevant academic department. The successful applicant will be appointed in one of the academic departments listed above and will teach global health courses relevant to their discipline as well as assist with the development of the curriculum for a new major in global health studies.

The Global Health Studies Program at the University of Iowa is rooted in an interdisciplinary foundation that commingles the health and environmental sciences with the humanities and the social sciences; we understand Global Health to be an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all worldwide. Ongoing research activities in the departments listed above include medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology , with a special focus on how peoples worldwide experience and respond to social inequalities in health and on the interplay of biological, cultural and environmental determinants of health. In the Department of Political Science, research includes quantitative conflict studies, elections, representation and policy and political methodology. In the Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, research into human- environment interactions informed by GIS, including the effect of climate on influenza patterns, factors influencing the evolution of drug resistant pathogens, and spatial variation in access to health care and treatment outcomes.

To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa JOBS@UIOWA website at, and refer to requisition #63322. Application should include a letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of reference if asked by the search committee. Screening will begin December 2nd, and will continue until an appointment is made.

The Departments and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic mission of the University and the College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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