Job – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tenure Track Due: Jan 9, 2015

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Carleton University – Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Anthropology) – Assistant Professor (Applications Closing Date: January 9, 2015)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology 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.

PDF of full description: CarletonAnthropologyPosition

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