Job: Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Assistant Professor of cultural anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology with a teaching and research emphasis on the Theravada Buddhist regions of Mainland Southeast Asia. The topic of this search is open, but preference will be given to scholars whose research addresses the anthropology of health or environment. We are particularly interested in those whose work focuses on the transnational dimensions of these areas.


The University of Washington and the Department of Anthropology value colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans.


The position will begin on September 16, 2015. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have earned a PhD, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment. Candidates in the final stages of their PhD may be considered. To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items: (1) a cover letter that describes the applicants research and teaching interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) up to two course syllabi; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a brief statement on how your research, teaching, mentoring, and/or community outreach addresses diversity and encourages inclusion of individuals and groups from underrepresented backgrounds in the classroom and larger university community. Send this file to with the following subject header: UW Southeast Asia Position Your Name. Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Celia Lowe, Chair, Southeast Asia Search Committee, Department of Anthropology. Applications received by January 1, 2015 are assured consideration. Questions should be directed to Dr. Celia Lowe at, M32 Denny Box 353100 Seattle, Washington 981953100.


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