Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

  • Washington and Lee University
  • Lexington, VA
  • Jun 03, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor of anthropology, beginning July 1, 2021. This position carries a 6-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each) and the university's 4-week Spring Term.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges.


Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology and will be able to teach both introductory anthropology and upper-division courses. Area of expertise is open.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 28, 2021. Candidates should submit:

  • A letter of application summarizing teaching interests and experience, scholarly pursuits, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • a CV
  • names and contact details of three references who are willing and able to write confidential letters of recommendation (we will solicit the letters when and as needed)
  • an article-length writing sample

All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at :

Our search committee will conduct conference interviews virtually. After reviewing applications, the committee will invite finalists for Zoom-enabled interviews in June.

For more information, please contact Jon Eastwood at

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

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