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Assistant Professor (Teaching), Anthropology and Archaeology (Limited-Term), Faculty of Arts

University of Calgary

Job ID: 31448
Location: Main Campus
Updated March 27, 2024

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description
The Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching), in the area of sociocultural anthropology. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. We are seeking a scholar who will have the primary responsibility of teaching courses in sociocultural anthropology. In addition, the incumbent will also be involved in extra-curricular events on campus and within the broader community with the goal to sustain a vibrant program. Mentorship of undergraduate students and service to the department, faculty, and University is also expected.

The preferred candidate will have earned a PhD degree in sociocultural anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence by presenting an outstanding record of teaching effectiveness, evidence of pedagogical innovation, experience with developing undergraduate curricula, and advising of students. We are seeking an individual capable of teaching a wide variety of sociocultural anthropology courses. Ideally the candidate should be able to teach courses in at least one of the following areas: anthropology of religion, anthropology of health, environmental anthropology, or courses focusing on the experiences, cultures, and worldviews of Indigenous people.

This instructor’s position is intended for two years. The teaching load includes seven courses per year with one course reduction for the first year. Three courses are normally taught in the Fall term and three in the Winter term while the seventh course is taught in the Spring.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link at the UCalgary careers website:

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following:
1. Cover letter, outlining teaching and scholarly interests and including names and contact information for 3 referees
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and teaching dossier
4. Statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion
5. Three letters of reference
6. Two recent publications

Application Deadline: April 29, 2024

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information
For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, click here.

About the University of Calgary
UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.