Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religion (Global Christianity)

Whitman College

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Religion, with expertise in Global Christianity, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Geographical area open. Effective August, 2019. Ph.D. required in Religion or Anthropology, with substantial graduate-level training in both disciplines.

The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology and Religion, and will teach courses in both departments as well as contribute to the College's general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

To apply, go to, click "Faculty" and "Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religion (Global Christianity)." The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.

Deadline: October 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual conferences of the American Anthropological Association and the American Academy of Religion, or by special arrangement. Questions about the application process or the position should be directed to either Professor Suzanne Morrissey ( or Professor Jonathan Walters (

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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