LAS Seeking Assistant Professor in Health and Medicine in Latin America

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona is inviting applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Health and Medicine in Latin America. to begin August 12, 2019.

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies

Posting Number: F21715

Job Description:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS;<>) and the Center for Latin America Studies (LAS;<>) at The University of Arizona (<>) invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an expected start date of August 12, 2019. We are seeking applications from candidates with expertise in Health and Medicine in Latin America. The disciplinary field is open, with a strong preference in Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, Public Policy, Public Health or related field.

While all candidates with appropriate expertise will be considered, we are particularly interested in scholars with experience in cross-border settings that may include trans-border health issues; health and migration; transnational disease; health, environment and extractive industries; and/or gender, violence, and trauma. A commitment to Latin American research and teaching is required.

This position arises through the successful award of Title VI status to LAS in SBS. As a Comprehensive National Resource Center, LAS maintains a strong research and outreach mission with coordinating responsibilities across the University of Arizona. The successful candidate will be expected to be an active member of the LAS faculty and contribute in building a network of interdisciplinary scholars working on health issues across Latin America, creating opportunities for innovative research and collaboration.

The University of Arizona has been recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution and, together with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Latin American Studies, has a strong commitment to diversity. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds; individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Please contact the hiring department if you have any questions about the recruitment:

Marcela Vasquez-Leon, Director.<>