Anthropology - Professor

Vancouver Island University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-09-21

Situated on Mid-Vancouver Island, with spectacular views of BC's coastal mountains, VIU is a dynamic university supporting a student population of almost 18,000 learners and employing over 2,300 faculty and staff. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs from academic undergraduate and master's to applied, career/technical, vocational and developmental designed for regional, national and international students. VIU is particularly proud of its role in Aboriginal education and is dedicated to advancing student success in this area. As we enter an exciting new phase of our history, VIU invites applications for the position:

Anthropology Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Vancouver Island University's Anthropology Department is committed to offering a full range of courses in all four subfields of anthropology. Courses are taught on two campuses, though most upper-level ones are timetabled on only the Nanaimo campus. Faculty are actively engaged in international and local collaborations with other departments and organizations (field schools and internships), and have a particularly strong involvement in service to the larger community. The department sponsors the WorldBridger Film Series and an Anthropology Student Club.

The successful candidate, Anthropology Professor, will be required to develop and prepare lessons; instruct, assess and grade student achievement in the sub-field of archaeology. Besides two lower-level courses-Introductory Anthropology: Physical Anthropology /Archaeology (ANTH 111) and Archaeology (ANTH 213)-the successful candidate must be able to teach Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest (ANTH 449), with other upper-level courses in rotation. Area and methodological specialties are open, but preference is for someone with ethnological experience with the Pacific Northwest and topical interests that complement existing faculty strengths. Since this is a small department, breadth is needed.

See the VIU department webpage for course descriptions and program information. All faculty must contribute to the life and work of the Department as outlined below.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

This regular, part-time appointment will be made effective August 01, 2014.

Required Qualifications:
A doctoral degree (or ABD) in anthropology, with a specialization in archaeology, from an appropriately accredited institution; recent experience and expertise teaching undergraduates; record of engagement in scholarly activities; and/or relevant professional memberships. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and student learning, interest in interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrated competency working effectively in a team-oriented environment and will be responsive to diverse learning styles, and cultural and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD completed. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements and extends the department's current strengths.

Application Information:
Applications should be received by November 06, 2013. Please consult VIU's Human Resources website at for access to this employment opportunity and VIU's online application system. Requests for information or assistance can be directed to


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