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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Position Deleted on 3/02/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Tacoma, WA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
Full Time
Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package

Closing Date:
Review of application materials will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.

Work Schedule:
Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2013.

General Description:
The Department of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to teach six 4-credit courses during the academic year. We seek an individual specialized in Latin America to teach introductory courses in cultural and linguistic anthropology, and upper division courses preferably in religion and/or transnationalism, or topics that complement existing faculty offerings.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Teach undergraduate classes.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service and service-learning that meets the expectations of the School and the University.
  • Assume a level of professional leadership and visibility through professional accomplishment in one's specialty and excellent teaching.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Applicant must possess the ability, knowledge and skills to successfully teach, advise, and serve undergraduate students in a university setting, as well as possess a commitment to scholarship.
  • Specialization in Latin America.
  • A strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service is required.
  • The department also seeks scholars interested in pursuing student/faculty research and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities with the university's diverse faculty.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2013.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to teach Religion and/or Transnationalism.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit your application including cover letter, vitae, and a list of courses prepared to teach at 3 confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU for selected applicants.

For more information or questions, please contact Akiko Nosaka at

Other Information:
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3,500 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a uniquely scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU's academic program is an integration of the liberal arts and professional programs, and the university's mission is to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The university is committed to exploring, affirming and enriching dignity and diversity in the campus community and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PLU actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.
The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.
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