The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a starting date of July 1, 2020.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Anthropology, or be ABD with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2020. Given the University of Alberta’s commitment to inclusiveness, priority will be given to persons who are Indigenous – in this instance, people who are First Nations (status, non-status, treaty or non-treaty), Métis, Inuit, Alaskan Native, or Native American.
We are particularly interested in strengthening our research capacity concerning human-environment relations, anthropological studies of climate change, conservation of resources, and / or the social impacts of extractive industries and resource development, as well as in other areas in the general field of applied anthropology, such as health and wellness, food security, language revitalization and/or legacies of historical trauma. However, we will consider other areas of specialization that complement or add to the department’s research profile. The anthropological subfield is open. Preference will be given to a candidate conducting research in North America, including the circumpolar North. Secondarily, we will also consider someone who is interested in similar issues elsewhere in the Americas.
Candidates must demonstrate high potential for excellent research and teaching and the ability to contribute an Indigenous perspective. Research excellence will be demonstrated via a record of publications and presentations, research relationships and experiences, and letters of reference. Evidence of potential for teaching and supervision will be demonstrated through previous teaching and mentoring activities, letters of reference, and a teaching dossier. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust externally-funded research program and to engage regularly in Canadian and international research networks, including ongoing research relationships with Indigenous communities; teach both graduate and undergraduate classes and provide dedicated supervision and mentorship; and actively contribute to university, professional, and public service.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta is known internationally for the quality of its scholarship. We currently have 17 full-time academic faculty, 1 FSO, 4.5 permanent administrative staff, between 100 and 150 undergraduate majors and between 50 and 60 graduate students. We are a four-field anthropology department with active research programmes throughout the world. We have a vibrant department and expertise in several major branches of the discipline of anthropology that focus on different aspects of human populations, societies and cultures. Our work contributes to new ways of thinking for an anthropology of the 21st century, but also for how we think about the world in which we live.
Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The university’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is home to Canada’s second-largest urban Indigenous population, with over 76,000 residents who identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales.
This competition will involve two steps.
(1) To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following by December 2, 2019:
A cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile, an outline of your main research plans and the names and contact information for three referees.
Your curriculum vitae (CV).
(2) Applicants who are short listed will then be asked to provide more information:
A research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research
A teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s)
Up to three sample publications
Short listed applicants are also expected to contact their three referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Anthropology, Ruby Sutton by the application deadline. Please enter “position # REFERENCE” in the subject line.
All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Pamela R. Willoughby, Chair, Department of Anthropology.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).
Review of applications will start on December 3, 2019.
Business Address: Department of Anthropology 13-15 HM Tory Building University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 2H4
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
Internal Number: A109940232
About Department of Anthropology University of Alberta
Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The university’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city (http://www.infoedmonton.com). The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is home to Canada’s second-largest urban Indigenous population, with over 76,000 residents who identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (https://www.ualberta.ca/). Scholars interested in learning more about the Department of Anthropology are invited to view our home page (https://www.ualberta.ca/anthropology).