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 1 July 2021. 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.
We are particularly interested in candidates who critically engage with contemporary issues of pressing concern including health, human rights, race, power, difference, and inequality. Priority areas for the department include: critical race theory, decolonization, Indigenization, religion and spirituality, sex and sexuality, and transnational forced migration. We encourage applicants with an orientation toward community engagement, activist anthropology, or public anthropology.
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. The successful candidate will be expected to attract research funds and carry out an independent research program leading to peer-reviewed publication.
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 15 Dec 2020.
Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/anthropology or by email from email@example.com.
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).
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.
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