Director of the Language and International Health Program - Rank Open

Clemson University: College of Arts and Humanities: Languages
Director of the Language and International Health Program - Rank Open

Location: 502 Strode Tower


Tenure-track position in Language & International Health

The Clemson University Department of Languages is seeking an interdisciplinary scholar of language, humanities, and global health to join our Language & International Health (LIH) program with a hiring date of August 15, 2024. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level; however, more senior candidates at other levels may be considered for the position of LIH Director. The department seeks a scholar who will ultimately be able to fill this role in the future.

Field of research is flexible: the ideal candidate will be an active scholar in areas such as global health delivery; global health equity; medical anthropology; community-engaged health programs and activism; narrative medicine; human rights; health, environment, and the arts; sustainability; or other related subjects.

With more than 100 majors, the BS in LIH pairs core courses in advanced humanities in a target language (with tracks in Spanish, French, and Chinese) and in public and global health (through the Department of Public Health Sciences). We welcome applicants able to teach in French or Spanish (or both) and English.

The ideal candidate will be able contribute to the program in any of several possible ways: teaching in-language courses for health professionals focused on body systems, disease processes, community health, etc.; teaching courses related to culture and health care in the Spanish- or French-speaking worlds; collaboration with the Department of Public Health and other campus communities; future directorship of the program; facilitating experiential learning; advising students; establishing sustainable partnerships abroad; developing curricula (including a possible BA).

Clemson University is an R1 institution and a highly selective public university. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:



PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant medical, humanities, or social science field

Active research agenda with publication record or promise

Native or near-native proficiency in French/Spanish and English for teaching, research, and administrative purposes

Experience with or knowledge of mentoring, advising, and engaging students


Previous teaching experience in higher education and/or clinical settings

Experience or desire to engage in education abroad and international exchange

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit the following documents by November 20, 2023 via Interfolio:

1) Letter of Application

2) C.V.

3) Three confidential letters of reference

4) Statement of teaching philosophy

5) Writing or publication sample of 25 pages maximum

Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee: Dr. Kelly Peebles,, and Dr. Arelis Moore,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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