Sociocultural Anthropology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

August 21, 2020

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sociocultural anthropology specializing in theoretical and/or ethnographic approaches to the study of race and racialization and/or queer theory. Regional focus is open, though the department has identified a strong interest in scholars working in Asia, the Middle East and/or Oceania.

The Department has a long tradition of community engagement and collaboration with the people with whom we conduct research and preference will be given to scholars whose record reflects a similar commitment. We are actively seeking to recruit from a diverse pool of applicants. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars and from minority groups underrepresented in post-secondary institutions in North America. The start date for the position would be July 1, 2021. While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal, please click here to apply (Job ID #38135)

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file).  Only complete applications will be considered:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vita;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • a one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion;
  • and a list of 3 references.

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

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.