Two Probationary Tenure-Track Appointments In The Area Of Sociocultural Anthropology Western University, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science Canada

Western University, Faculty of Social Science, Department of Anthropology, Social Science Centre, Rm 3323
London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2 t. 519.661.2111, ext. 85085

Department of Anthropology
Academic Position

Applications are invited for two probationary (tenure-track) appointments in the area of
Sociocultural Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science,
Western University at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018 or as negotiated. If
qualifications and experience warrant a higher rank, consideration may be given to an
appointment at the Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) or Professor (tenured) level.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Anthropology at Western is a four-field department with strong collaborative
relations within the department, with other departments and programs on campus, and with the
Canadian and international communities where we carry out research. We have doctoral- and
masters-level graduate programs that consistently attract outstanding Canadian and international
applicants. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduate students, including rich
experiential learning opportunities in all subfields.

We are seeking Sociocultural Anthropologists whose research and teaching areas complement the
expertise of continuing faculty members in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, and who
conduct ethnographically-grounded and theoretically-engaged research in any region of the
world. The successful candidates will be able to enhance our strong research record and
contribute to and further extend our ability to offer exciting learning opportunities to our
undergraduate and graduate students.

To be considered for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment, candidates must: have a
completed PhD degree in Anthropology; demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in
research, including the ability to publish in the highest-quality journals and develop an externallyfunded
research program; provide evidence of a strong record of teaching at the postsecondary
level; have contributed to academic and/or professional service; and have excellent oral and
written communication skills.

To be considered for a tenured appointment, candidates must: hold a PhD in Anthropology;
provide evidence of research excellence through an outstanding record of internationallyrecognized
publication in the discipline’s leading journals based on innovative externally-funded
research; demonstrate excellence in teaching, through strong course evaluations, teaching
awards, graduate student supervision, and/or development of new academic programs; provide
evidence of sustained contributions to scholarly service activities; and have excellent oral and
written communication skills.

The successful candidates may be able to benefit from and further strengthen existing
collaborations with campus partners such as the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic
Relations, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Inter-Faculty Linguistics Program, Centre for
Transitional Justice, Africa Institute, Institute for Social and Economic Policy Research, Global
Health Systems program, the planned Department of Indigenous Studies, and the planned Centre
for Urban Policy and Local Governance, among others.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best
and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research
excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts
individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international
community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long
opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Application must include the following: (1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form;
(2) Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications; (3) Curriculum Vitae; (4)
Teaching Statement summarizing teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
areas of teaching expertise; and (5) names, institutional affiliations and contact information
(including email addresses) for three academic referees. Applications should be emailed to:

Professor Kim Clark, Chair
Department of Anthropology
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2017.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral
communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.

Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes
applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons,
persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or
gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens
and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.
If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jeannie Taylor,, and/or 519-661-2111, ext. 85082.

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