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Visiting Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology

Western Washington University, Department of Anthropology
Bellingham, Washington State
Closing date
Jul 31, 2022

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Cultural Anthropology
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Visiting Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology welcomes qualified applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position focused on Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of topical courses appropriate to their qualifications and complementing the Department’s four-field approach. Additional face-to-face and/or online courses are possible during the summer 2022 and 2023 terms.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD status in Anthropology or related field
  • Record of undergraduate teaching experience in relevant courses
  • Experience, ability, and demonstrated commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students from diverse backgrounds and social identities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialty or subspecialty in Cultural Anthropology.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach one or more classes such as: Native American Perspectives, Asian Perspectives, Sex and gender in Society, Visual Anthropology, Anthropology of Childhood, and Intro to Cultural Anthropology.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application Instructions:

Please apply here:

A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.

Closing Date:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review will begin May 31, 2022


Western Washington University, with nearly 13,000 students and eight colleges, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students, and faculty. The 224-acre campus, located in Bellingham, Washington, overlooks Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 55 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. With its year-round mild climate, recreational opportunities abound from the water to the nearby ski slopes of 10,778 foot Mount Baker and the alpine country of the Cascades WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability accommodation, call (360) 650-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY). All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU.

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