Naisa

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching and research emphasis on indigeneity in the Americas, trained in sociocultural anthropology. This position has a 9-month service period per year. Topic is open, but priority will be given to candidates who build on the department’s strengths in issues of sovereignty; food, health and environmental justice; language; media and visual anthropology. Applicants must have earned a PhD in anthropology by the date of appointment. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The Department of Anthropology values colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, (4) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following subject header: Assistant Professor-Indigeneity. Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Laada Bilaniuk and Dr. Maria Elena Garcia, Department of Anthropology. Alternative methods of submission may be acceptable with prior approval of the search committee chairs. Applications received by November 26, 2014 are assured of consideration.