Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology
September 20, 2018
Full Time - Faculty, Pre-Tenure
The Department of Anthropology at McMaster University invites applications for full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology commencing July 1, 2019.
We are looking for candidates with a focus on innovative approaches to anthropology, including those that center on socially engaged and participatory art, aesthetics/politics, and new materialism. Attention to issues of writing and representation is a plus. The geographical area of specialization is open, although preference will be given to candidates with areas of specialization that complement current faculty strengths. We expect the person who fills this position to take an active role in scholarship and to contribute to the department's strong tradition of collegiality and collaboration. Candidates will have completed a PhD in Anthropology or a relevant discipline at the time of appointment and have established excellence in research and teaching.
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. The position will remain open until it is filled.
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, the names and addresses (including email) of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of course syllabi, and other teaching materials relevant to the advertised position. These materials should be sent in electronic format.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Tina Moffat, Chair, Department of Anthropology. Only applications submitted online via Human Resources at http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ will be accepted.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants; status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.
Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
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