EMORY UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA. Health and Humanities. Assistant Professor (tenure-track), beginning Fall 2012. Four courses per year, beginning undergraduate to graduate level. Usual advising, committee, and other non-teaching duties. PhD required. This position is one of several new faculty appointments in the humanities made possible by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These interdisciplinary appointments seek to bridge humanistic inquiry with other disciplines by applying its traditional principles to new fields of study; by examining traditional areas of research and teaching by means of new approaches; and by exporting principles of humanistic inquiry across not only the humanities but the academy much more broadly.
Through this tenure-track position in Health and Humanities, Emory University wishes to add to its strengths in interdisciplinary scholarship and is looking for an innovative scholar and teacher who will be based in the humanities but can speak beyond their discipline. Preference will be given to those candidates who have training in both the humanities and a health-related field and/or who can provide evidence of collaboration with a health-related field. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with and benefit from associations with the many health-related schools outside of Emory College. Broadly defined fields of interest appropriate for this position include but are not limited to: biopolitics and medical technologies; history of medicine and public health; philosophies of life and well-being; race, social justice, and health disparities; literature and illness/health; and health and healing.
The successful applicant will have a tenure home in a particular humanities department, but it is expected that their research and teaching interests will bridge different schools within the University. This position is open to scholars across the humanities and arts, including African American Studies, anthropology, area studies, arts and art history, communications, film and media studies, history, all literature and language departments, psychoanalytic studies, religion, philosophy, science and technology studies, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Review of applications begins December 1, 2011; finalists will be invited for campus visits beginning in February 2012. Applications received by December 15, 2011 will be given full consideration. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the position description,current c.v.,writing sample,teaching portfolio,and three confidential letters of reference. Email applications to Jamie Weems at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are invited. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks applications from women and minorities.