The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor that will commence July 1, 2019.
The department is seeking a socio-cultural anthropologist with a strong program of research that complements and enhances the current strengths of the department and the University. In particular, the department seeks to recruit a scholar who engages in ethnographic and comparative research in areas such as religion and/or spirituality; knowledge, practice, and power in the contemporary world; and medicine and healing, with a particular orientation toward critical medical anthropology. Other research themes of particular interest are gender; Indigenous research methods; violence; embodiment; and human rights and social justice. Applied orientations are welcome. The department especially encourages applications from Indigenous scholars working in these fields.
Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, and service to the University community. Teaching duties will include foundational courses in socio-cultural anthropology at the first and second year levels, and more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses according to the candidate's areas of specialization and the department's needs. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications for this position must include the following in PDF or MS Word format: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a one page teaching statement that outlines a teaching philosophy, past experience, and plans for future teaching; a one page research statement that outlines the candidate's research program; and three letters of reference. Applications should be sent to Corrine Bakun, Administrative Assistant, by email at Corrine.Bakun@umanitoba.ca. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2019.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. Please send your materials to the department contact listed in the ad.
Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline at the time of appointment.
Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to attract research funds and carry out an independent research program leading to peer-reviewed publication.
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