Anthropology - Assistant Teaching Professor (Sociocultural Anthropology)

University of Victoria

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-10-11

Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Anthropology University of Victoria

Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in the area of sociocultural anthropology. The 3 year initial appointment, effective July 1, 2014, comes with an expectation of reappointment for Assistant Teaching Professors who meet performance standards.

We seek a dynamic teaching colleague interested in joining a department that values co-operation between anthropology's sub-disciplines and who has demonstrated excellence in UG teaching and mentoring. Candidates must have a PhD in hand prior to the start date of the appointment. The successful applicant will 1) take primary responsibility for our 200-level core course in sociocultural anthropology which is an important gateway course to our major; 2) bring a skills-rich approach to this and other courses at the 300 and 400 levels; and 3) aid departmental efforts to enhance experiential learning for our students. While specific areas of expertise are open, we particularly seek an individual whose teaching foci are compatible with one or more of our department's four integrative themes (Inequality, Culture, Health; Indigenous Peoples; Evolution & Ecology; Visual Anthropology & Materiality). The position comes with an 8 course obligation (1.5 units each) spread across the academic cycle (Fall, Winter and Summer Terms) with scope for repeats among the 8 course obligation and in a distribution to be negotiated annually.

Applications must include: a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications; a current CV; names and complete contact information of three references, preferably ones with knowledge of the applicant's teaching; and evidence of preparedness for and excellence in teaching (e.g., a teaching dossier). Applicants are welcome to submit copies of selected relevant publications as well.

The University of Victoria is an employment 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 diversification of the University. 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 submitted electronically to : Dr. Ann Stahl, Chair, before the close of business (PST 4:30 PM) on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Main Office: Telephone: (250) 721-7046, Email:


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