Open Rank Faculty Position (tenure-track) in Climate Change and Human Health - Department of Anthropology

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 effects of climate change on health. Geographic or cultural 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 levels.

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 PhD or comparable degree by date of appointment. Fall semester classes begin 24 August, 2024. 

Submit applications via Interfolio at A complete application includes: 

  • A cover letter 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 is 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.  

Send other correspondence to Janet W. McGrath, Chair, Anthropology ( 

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve 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 by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.