The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment, effective July 1, 2018, will be made at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the position start date.
We seek a colleague who is interested in joining a department that values cooperation between anthropological sub-disciplines; has demonstrated excellence in UG teaching and excellent potential for graduate teaching and mentoring; has demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship in the form of publications; an active or well-formulated plan for a continuing research program; a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding; and potential for involving students in research. We seek an individual whose primary research and teaching interests will contribute strength primarily towards our “Evolution and Ecology” program theme, with research that approaches the study of human biology in living or past populations using an evolutionary perspective and complements existing faculty strengths.
Examples of possible specialties include but are not limited to human evolutionary biology, human growth and development, human life history, ecology of epidemics or disease, human adaptation, global health and nutrition, and developmental origins of disease.
The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the new BSc Anthropology program (Fall 2018) as well as the current BA, MA and PhD programs through undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must be able to teach introductory biological anthropology. The ability to teach methods-based courses, quantitative methods in anthropology, and a breadth of biological anthropology courses will be a strong asset. The four course (1.5 unit each) per annum teaching commitment comes with the expectation that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in research and graduate student mentoring. The department’s current course calendar can be found here.
The new faculty member may also benefit from connecting with one or more of the University of Victoria’s research centers, such as the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH), Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR), Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC), or the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE). Click here for a full list of UVIC research centres.
Applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information of three references, copies of selected relevant publications and evidence of excellence in teaching.
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to further diversification of the University.
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications should be sent to: Dr. Ann Stahl, Chair, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, by the close of business (4:30 PST) on Friday November 24, 2017.
About University of Victoria, Anthropology Department
The University of Victoria became a degree granting institution in 1963, but its history spans 100 years and an entire continent. UVic has an enrollment of just over 18,000 students. The 160-hectare campus is a 15 minute drive from downtown Victoria, easily accessible by car, bus and bicycle and is only a short stroll from the beach. At UVic you can enjoy interdisciplinary and non-traditional app...roaches to your research with access to our many Centres and Institutes. Several of our faculty work with one or more of these Centres ~ Centre for Earth and Ocean Research; Centre for Studies in Religion and Society; Centre on Aging; Institute for Dispute Resolutions; Canada Centre for Climate Modelling and Prediction; Canadian Climate Centre and Centre for Environmental Health just to name a few.