Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Global Health) at UC San Diego

Assistant Professor

Division of Social Sciences – Anthropology [Global Health]

The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in medical or psychiatric anthropology.  The position will require commitment to the undergraduate Global Health Program through teaching on topics such as global mental health, immigrant and refugee health, gender and health, food insecurity, environment and health, infectious diseases, health disparities, and indigenous healing practices, as well as to the undergraduate and graduate program in psychological and medical anthropology.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology and an active research program.  Geographical and culture areas are open. Successful candidates will be judged both on research accomplishments and potential for and demonstrated leadership in area contributing to diversity. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2015.

Applications are accepted at: Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and names and current contact information for three referees (do not send letter of recommendation and/or placement files). Additionally, applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity.

(See for further assistance regarding UCSD’s diversity expectations). Please select the following recruitment: Assistant Professor (10-806) – Anthropology/Global Health.

Application deadline is October 10, 2014.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, April 23-25, 2015. SSPC is also accepting paper submissions for the Charles Hughes and John Spiegel Fellowships for trainees in social and clinical sciences. Deadlines for abstracts and fellowship applications are September 15, 2015.

Full details for submission are included in the attached “Call for Papers” and “Call for Fellows.”

Conference Themes

We especially encourage interactive workshop submissions focused on the five conference themes in culture and global mental health.

  1. Origins and transformations of knowledge and practice in global mental health
  1. Human rights, ethics, politics, and policy
  1. Social determinants of mental health and health care
  1. Intervention development and cultural adaptation
  1. Scaling-up, implementation, and knowledge dissemination


In addition, there are cross-cutting issues that may play a part in each of the above:

  • Knowledge transfer between and among low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and high-income countries (HIC)


  • Stigma

         Populations and predicaments

For additional conference or SSPC information, please contact Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Chairman of the Program Committee, at, or Liz Kramer, Executive Director, at For information on trainee fellowships, please contact Brandon Kohrt at

SSPC2015_Call for Hughes and Spiegel Fellows


New AMHIG Article posted!

Daina Crafa has written a new AMHIG Article for us. Her article is titled “Effects of Culture on Hallucinatory Voices and Directions for Neuroscience.” 

We appreciate Daina’s commitment to keeping us up-to-date about interesting new research regarding anthropology, culture, and mental health!

Job Posting: Tenure-Track at UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Position in the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health 

UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

UCLA Division of Social Sciences


UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), in collaboration with the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of psychological or physical health and human functioning at the individual or population level. Specific area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who consider the role of psychosocial, biological, or cultural factors, or take a developmental or lifespan perspective in their work.

Candidates must possess an established record of publication and demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding. The position includes doctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training responsibilities; excellent teaching and mentoring skills are required.

We welcome applications from scholars from fields in the social sciences such as, but not limited to, anthropology and sociology. The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s) best suited to her or his research. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three potential references at

For further information please contact Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D., at Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and the final deadline for application submission is November 1, 2014. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 


First AMHIG Article has been posted!

Hi Everyone,

We are excited to post our very first AMHIG Article, written by Ms. Daina Crafa, a PhD student at McGill University. Ms. Crafa will be writing monthly articles for AMHIG, and they will be posted around the first of each month. Her first article is titledUnderstanding Mental Health: Why Neuroscience and Anthropology Should Work Together,” and you can read it here:

Be sure to check back each month for interesting new articles written by Ms. Crafa or other authors!

If you are interested in writing regular (or just one-time) articles for AMHIG, please contact us at