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
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.
Review of applications will begin May 28, 2021. Candidates should
- 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 : apply.interfolio.com/88060
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
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
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.