Indigenous Archaeology (Professor, tenured)

December 18, 2020

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Full Professor in Indigenous Archaeology commencing July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate must be a senior scholar with a PhD. We seek a candidate who demonstrates an accomplished and pioneering track record in archaeology and community-based research practice with Indigenous communities in North America. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of developing and evaluating community-university partnerships, community-based methods, and interdisciplinary scholarship. Priority will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous. Pursuant to UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan ( we seek a scholar who is a leader in research, teaching and mentorship, and partnerships with Indigenous communities. We are looking for a scholar who can take up a leadership role in implementing the Indigenous Strategic Plan at the Laboratory of Archaeology, in the Department of Anthropology, and at UBC.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They will join a community of scholars at the University of British Columbia that has a long history of research partnerships with Indigenous communities. For information about the Department, visit: This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal, please click here to apply (Job Req # JR608), and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed:  1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 6) a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; and 7) a list of 3 references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Inquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1;

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.