The University of Washington Department of Anthropology is seeking an anthropologist to fill a temporary, one-year (9 month), full-time (100% FTE) lecturer position in medical anthropology to begin September 2014. The position is not renewable at this time. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching six undergraduate courses per year that serve a vibrant undergraduate program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. Teaching responsibilities will include two offerings of Introduction to Medical Anthropology and Global Health (a large lecture class with 4-5 TAs each quarter). The remaining courses will include 300- and 400-level courses approved for the Medical Anthropology and Global Health track (see http://depts.washington.edu/anthweb/undergrad/tracks-options/med). The department is especially interested in individuals who can offer engaging courses that offer fresh perspectives to the discipline and underscore the relevance of medical anthropology and global health in today’s world. Ability to incorporate some biocultural perspectives and materials is welcome, though not required. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations, and should contribute to an inclusive environment and to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment and be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in teaching. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. It strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
To apply, submit a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicants teaching experience and philosophy, list of courses to potentially offer at University of Washington, and a brief description of your research experience as it relates to teaching; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) up to three syllabi; 4) teaching evaluations; 5) contact information for three professional references; and 6) a diversity statement that addresses how your experience and understanding of diversity influences your teaching and your vision of how to encourage inclusion of individuals and groups from underrepresented backgrounds in the classroom and larger university community. Priority will be given to applications received prior to March 21, 2014. Applications should be sent electronically to: Professor Bettina Shell-Duncan, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, maghlect AT uw DOT edu