Contractually Limited Appointment in Public Anthropology
York University Department of Anthropology

Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Public Anthropology
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Anthropology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Position End Date: June 30, 2023

Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a one-year teaching stream contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Public Anthropology to commence July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom, and at the level of programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Anthropology by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter is required. Applicants must have a clearly articulated program of research and a record of accomplishment appropriate to their stage of career in Public Anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and public-facing works critically engage issues of public interest, which may include climate change, food, human rights, labour, law, work, among others. Anthropology at York is committed to decolonizing its curriculum and we seek a candidate whose research and teaching are grounded in social justice and decolonial perspectives. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through: statement of teaching philosophy; list of new or proposed courses relevant to public anthropology; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to Public Anthropology teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact, Professor Othon Alexandrakis, the Chair of the Hiring Committee at (Subject line: Public Anthropology)

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is June 11, 2022.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to beginning on May 13, 2022.

Questions may be directed to Professor Othon Alexandrakis, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, at (Subject: CLA: Public Anthropology).

Posting End Date: June 11, 2022


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