The Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks a dynamic Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of medical anthropology. Specifically, we seek a teacher-scholar who conducts engaged social research on the social and environmental factors that influence health and healthcare. Areas of research specialization could include but are not limited to: healthcare access and policy, nutrition, illness, life history, and cultures of medicine within political, economic, historical, local, and/or global contexts. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who examine medical disparities in underserved and underrepresented populations and engage frameworks of intersectionality, structural violence, and positive social change in their work.

This is a two-year postdoctoral opportunity and the goal of the Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Santa Clara University is to support the early development of teaching scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups.

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Santa Clara University (also referred to as Santa Clara) is a private Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California. It has 5,499 full-time undergraduate students, and 3,130 graduate students. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California and the west coast of the United States, and has remained in its original location for 167 years. The university’s campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis, which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission’s architectural style, and provides a fine early example of Mission Revival Architecture.

The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees through its six colleges, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Leavey School of Business, School of Engineering, Jesuit School of Theology, and School of Law. Santa Clara has produced four Rhodes Scholars (3 in the last 8 years) and has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. Santa Clara has also been recognized as 13th in Best University For a bachelor’s degree and 14th in Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential in the United States by PayScale in 2018.

Among Santa Clara’s alumni are governors, congressmen, mayors, senators, and presidential cabinet members. Santa Clara alumni founded Nvidia and Farmer’s Insurance, and created JavaScript. Santa Clara’s alumni have won a number of honors, including Pulitzer Prizes, the NBA MVP Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santa Clara alumni have served as mayors of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, and Washington, DC. Both the current Governor and Lieutenant Governor of California attended Santa Clara.

Santa Clara’s sports teams are called the Broncos. Their colors are red and white. The Broncos compete at the NCAA Division I levels as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports. Broncos have won NCAA championships in both men’s and women’s soccer. Santa Clara’s student athletes include current or former 58 MLB, 40 NFL, and 12 NBA players and 13 Olympic gold medalists.