Job – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Due Jan. 9, 2015

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Anthropology) – Assistant Professor (Applications Closing

Date: January 9, 2015)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, invites applications from qualified

candidates for a preliminary tenure‐track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant

Professor, to commence July 1, 2015.

We seek a broadly trained scholar whose research engages Indigenous people in North America. The

candidate’s work should be grounded in socio‐cultural anthropology and social theory, and address both

Indigenous practices and colonial regimes. Specific themes addressed in the candidate’s research might

include (but are not limited to) urban indigeneity; community; identity and expressive culture;

environmental stewardship and land‐based activism; cultural, artistic, and linguistic revival; cultural

property rights; livelihood practices; Indigenous and comparative political ontologies; kinship and

relatedness; sovereignty, treaty rights and land claims processes; and trauma, healing and reconciliation.

We are especially interested in candidates who work with First Nations in Canada.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers programs in the two disciplines at the Bachelor,

Master and Doctoral levels. Our anthropology faculty members specialize in sociocultural anthropology,

and study all dimensions of social and cultural life, including cross‐cultural interactions, responses to

political‐economic conditions and globalization, and culture change.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and an active research

profile oriented towards significant peer‐reviewed publications. This candidate must also demonstrate

teaching excellence, have a scholarly and teaching background sufficient to immediately assume core

teaching duties in Anthropology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute

effectively to graduate supervision and academic life in the Department. The preferred candidate will

also complement existing expertise in the Department.

Applications should be submitted electronically in three separate PDF files including: 1) a C.V. and

covering letter; 2) writing samples; and 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also

arrange for the arrival of three letters of reference by January 9, 2015, when review of applications will

begin, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to

and letters of reference should be addressed to: Neil Gerlach, Chair (attn: Anthropology position),

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa,

Ontario, K1S 5B6.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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