Assistant Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Employer
University of Alberta
Location
Edmonton (City), Alberta (CA)
Salary
Salary Information in Job Description
Closing date
Dec 15, 2022

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Position Type
Pre-Tenure
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic

Job Details

Competition No. - A107348924
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).
Location
Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty
Founded in 1908, the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities It is located in Edmonton, one of the northernmost major cities in the world. Information about Edmonton can be obtained here: https://exploreedmonton.com/.

The University of Alberta, its buildings, labs, and research stations are primarily located on the traditional territory of Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, and Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe nations; lands that are now known as part of Treaties 6, 7, and 8 and homeland of the Métis. The University of Alberta respects the sovereignty, lands, histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit nations.

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.” In addition, note that the University of Alberta recently adopted an EDI Strategic Plan (https://www.ualberta.ca/equity-diversity-inclusivity/about/strategic-plan-for-edi/index.html) and an Indigenous Strategic Plan(https://www.ualberta.ca/indigenous/strategic-plan/index.html).

The Department of Anthropology currently has 15 faculty members, one Faculty Service Officer, and one fulltime Academic Teaching staff (ATSEC) member. We are a four-field department, and conduct research in Canada and throughout the world. More details can be found on our department’s website: https://www.ualberta.ca/anthropology/index.html.

At the University of Alberta, 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. At once philosophical and applied, our discipline is also key to how we understand the arts, humanities and social sciences and there are opportunities to study anthropology in combination with a wide range of other subjects.

Position
The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Position in Socio-cultural Anthropology with a starting date of July 1, 2023. 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 of socio-cultural anthropology. We encourage applications from scholars who do community-based research.

Responsibilities for the position include maintaining an active research program, teaching at all levels in the undergraduate and graduate program, and graduate student supervision. The regular teaching load is four one-term courses per year.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Socio-Cultural anthropology at time of appointment. They must demonstrate potential for excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities for the position include maintaining an active research program, teaching at all levels in the undergraduate and graduate program, and graduate student supervision. The regular teaching load is four one-term courses per year.

How to Apply
To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • Cover letter that includes the names, titles and contact information of the three referees;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • A statement of research interests and a statement of teaching interests (The research and teaching statements should not be longer than two pages each) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests"); and
  • For ABD candidates, a long abstract of your dissertation and a timeline for its completion. (submit under “Research Plan”);

Only longlisted candidates will be asked for further materials, which will include three confidential letters of recommendation.

Current salary scales can be seen here: https://www.ualberta.ca/human-resources-health-safetyenvironment/media-library/pay-and-tax-information/salary-scales/faculty-2018-2020.pdf.
All questions can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Pamela R. Willoughby, Chair, Department of Anthropology, via Pam.Willoughby@ualberta.ca.

Business Address
Department of Anthropology
13-15 H M Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2H4

The committee will begin reviewing files on January 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply Apply
Apply Online: https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107348924/Apply/

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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).
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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Telephone
1-780-492-3879
Location
University of Alberta, Department of Anthropology
77 University Campus
Edmonton
AB
T6G 2R3
Canada

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