The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Anthropology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a start date of July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Anthropology, and a well-developed research program, with a peer-reviewed publication record, that addresses indigenous peoples in Canada, along with legal or political anthropology, the anthropology of development, or issues around sustainability. Individuals who are ABD and have a set defense date are also invited to apply.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching, research, and service roles in the department. The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in effective teaching, and will contribute to the anthropology curriculum by teaching ANTH*2660: Contemporary Native Peoples of Canada, a new second-year course in Public Anthropology, and other courses that may include ANTH*1150: Introduction to Anthropology, SOAN*3680: Perspectives on Development, SOAN*2290: Identities and Cultural Diversity, and ANTH*4300: Anthropological Issues. The successful candidate will also contribute to the supervision of undergraduates, and graduate students in the Public Issues MA program, and contribute to other graduate programs in the department.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Public Policy (in collaboration with Political Science), and Sociology. We offer an MA in Public Issues Anthropology, MA and PhD degrees in Sociology, and an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (in collaboration with Political Science). We are contributors to programs at the Guelph Institute of Development Studies. The Department and the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences support community engaged scholarship activities. More information about the Department can be found at the Department website.
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Assessment of applications will begin on March 15, 2019. Interested applicants should electronically submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a 1-3 page cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, 1 or 2 course outlines and recent course evaluations (if available); and (4) 1 or 2 recently published scholarly works. Contact information should be provided for 3 referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.
The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.
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