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 Karen.Tucker@carleton.ca
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.