Faculty position: Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Friday, December 2, 2022

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, with a start date of July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Anthropology, a strong commitment to teaching and to experiential learning, and an active research program with evidence of success in publication and grant-writing. We seek an anthropologist whose research specializes in biocultural approaches to human osteology and bioarchaeology. Teaching responsibilities are likely to include courses in biological anthropology, human osteology, paleopathology, and in the successful candidate's own area of specialization. A willingness to teach across subfields at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. 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. Additional information concerning the department can be found at  http://uwaterloo.ca/anthropology.

The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $90,000 to $130,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.  

The closing date for applications is December 18, 2022. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through our Online Faculty Application System (https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/). Please include electronic copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching dossier and/or link to e-portfolio, up to three sample research papers, and contact information for three references (who we will contact to request letters to support your application). 

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives). 

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Jennifer Liu at jennifer.liu@uwaterloo.ca. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Jennifer Liu at jennifer.liu@uwaterloo.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.