The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous Studies. In exceptional cases appointments at the Associate Professor level may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants whose research addresses North American contexts. We encourage applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.
Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service. Applicants should have completed the PhD or be very near completion. Appointment will begin on August 1, 2018.
McGill University is centrally located between the mountain park and downtown in Montreal, which is a safe, culturally diverse, cosmopolitan and bilingual (French/English) city, with a high quality of cultural life and publically funded health care. McGill is an international and research intensive University, with an exceptionally able undergraduate and graduate student body, which enjoys collegial governance, extensive employee benefits (health, dental, life insurance and pension) and co-operative research and teaching ties with other Montreal universities.
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.
The Department currently has 19 full-time Faculty members and approximately 60 graduate students. McGill University provides excellent benefits to all staff. The Department is built around the study of development and social change; cultural, symbolic, and cognitive processes; medical anthropology, with special reference to cultural aspects of health and illness; and prehistoric archaeology, incl...uding palaeotechnology, settlement studies, and palaeoecology. Research and training are grounded in fieldwork and a concern with fundamental social and cultural theories.