Anthropology – Lecturer, Full-time, Competitive Recruitment (AA23136)

Position Overview

Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

Title : Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment

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Position Details

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in archaeology, beginning September 16, 2017. We seek an archaeologist with a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level in both large and small classes. Applicants must have earned a doctorate by the date of appointment; applicants who have not completed their Ph.D. at the time of application will be considered. The successful candidate will have an engaging, responsive, and creative pedagogy that relates the history and practice of archaeology to excite and educate students about the field. They will show a commitment to teaching designed to encourage critical thought, student engagement, and sensitivity to archaeology’s political and ethical implications and its responsibilities to a descendant or local communities. Such a record could involve the use of active learning techniques, critical pedagogy, among others, and would demonstrate an awareness of the unique needs of UW’s diverse body of students. Delivering accessible and inclusive undergraduate education and service is integral to our mission as a department. Teaching responsibilities will include six undergraduate courses in archaeology, across three-quarters of a nine-month academic year. Salary is competitive.

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Application Instructions

To apply, use and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for both a larger lower division and a smaller upper division class (an upper division class with a laboratory component would be welcome), and teaching evaluations, (4) diversity statement (a statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Peter Lape, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by April 13, 2017. All questions and inquiries may be directed to


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.