University of Calgary, Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor in Arctic and Northern Anthropology
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|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track position in Arctic and Northern Anthropology at the Assistant Professor rank. Preferred areas of research for this position will be located at the intersection of northern life, energy industries, environment and politics. Research themes are not limited to, but can involve, complex energy systems, Arctic knowledge economies, environmental sustainability, land use and occupancy, energy and security, corporate responsibility, development and human migration, climate change, social and health impact of exploration and extractive activities. Theoretical research area is open.
This position is part of an exciting, inter-faculty cluster of appointments on Energy Innovations, involving new positions in the Faculty of Arts, the Schulich School of Engineering, the Haskayne School of Business, and the Faculty of Law. It is designed to help our university meet its goal of becoming the Canadian leader - and a world leader - in energy research. Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'
Applicants must have a completed PhD, conducted ethnographic research in northern communities, and have publications (or potential publications) on topics related to Arctic and Northern communities in relation to energy industries by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach courses at all levels in the Social and Cultural Anthropology undergraduate program, and supervise masters and doctoral students in the Department of Anthropology. The successful applicant will also be expected to maintain an active research program, open to collaborations.
Along with their letter of application, applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae, evidence of their highest degree attained (such as a copy of the diploma), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interest, and samples of scholarly work. The closing date for applications is January 21, 2013.
Applicants should ask three referees to send a letter of recommendation under separate cover for the closing date. Applications and letters should be sent to:
Arctic and Northern Anthropologist search
The Department of Anthropology is a dual track program in social and cultural anthropology and primatology. We offer undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.