Understanding humanity in context

From prehistoric humanity all the way to contemporary cultural diversity, anthropologists engage with a wide range of issues and phenomena that affect individual and public life.

Waterloo's Anthropology research and teaching expertise covers three major sub-fields of the discipline: socio-cultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and biological (physical) anthropology.


** The prerequisite for ANTH 202: Social and Cultural Anthropology is in the process of being removed. Students interested in taking ANTH 202 who do not have the existing prerequisite should contact Ayala Stein at aystein@uwaterloo.ca or extension 32520 for a permission number which will allow them to enroll in this course. **


Position available in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biological Anthropology.  The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Anthropology and a strong commitment to teaching and to experiential learning.  We seek an anthropologist whose research specializes in human evolution.

Teaching responsibilities will include a three-field introduction to anthropology as well as a course in biological anthropology and one in hominin paleoanthropology, and may include courses in human osteology, primatology, and in the successful candidate’s own area of specialization. The Department of Anthropology has a flourishing three-field undergraduate program and a Master’s program in Public Issues Anthropology, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to both.

The position will commence on July 1, 2016, with a starting salary range of $77,500.00-$98,000.00.  The closing date for applications is November 2, 2015.

Applications must be submitted online at https://artsonline.uwaterloo.ca/OFAS/ANTH/. Applications require a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three referees, three examples of scholarly work, an outline of research plans, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, and a cover letter briefly outlining how they see themselves and their expertise complementing the diverse interests of our current faculty.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Professor Maria Liston, Chair

Department of Anthropology

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1


The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and person with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

“Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo.”.

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