Job ID: 222232

Open rank faculty position in Anthropology and Climate Change

Case Western Reserve University

  • Sep. 26, 2023
  • Open rank faculty position in Anthropology and Climate Change
  • Anthropology
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH
  • Open until filled
  • July 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Anthropology

 Open rank faculty position in Anthropology and Climate Change

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University ( invites applications for a tenure track faculty position (open rank) in the field of climate change and human health beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. 

We seek candidates with expertise in the field of climate change and human health to complement and expand our program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. Global climate change constitutes the most significant health crisis of our lifetimes, with far reaching impacts across human experiences. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in one aspect of the impact of climate change on health. Geographic or culture area is open.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate anthropology major and our graduate program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. This faculty member will have the opportunity to work with faculty in other departments across the College and University who share research interests in climate change, its impacts, and its solutions. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching releases are available for faculty with funded research. Candidates will supervise graduate students at the MA and PhD level.

The department invites applications at all ranks.  Applicants for an assistant professor position must demonstrate the potential for research, publication, and extramural funding.  Candidates applying for consideration at a senior rank must possess national (Associate Professor) or international (Professor) reputations in research, a distinguished record of publication, and fulfill other qualifications necessary for a tenured appointment at our institution.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or comparable degree by date of appointment. Fall semester classes begin 24 August, 2024.

Submit applications via InterFolio at  Send other correspondence to Janet W. McGrath, Chair, Anthropology ( Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. 

A complete application includes:

  • A cover letter a describing one’s qualifications and potential contribution to teaching and research in the Department
  • A CV
  • The names of two references who agree to be contacted for letters of recommendation
  • A diversity statement required of applicants for all positions in The College of Arts and Sciences. All applicants must submit a diversity statement describing how their research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

  • In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 with their request. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Contact Information

  • Janet McGrath
    Case Western Reserve University
    10200 Bellflower Road
    Room 238
    Cleveland, OH 44106-7125
  • 216-368-2287

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