Assistant Professor, Anthropology
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|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
Position: Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Department: Social, Cultural and Media Studies
Status: Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Review Date: February 14, 2020
The department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies at UFV invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Anthropology. We seek a dynamic and resourceful faculty member, skilled at engaging and meeting the needs of diverse groups of students, and committed to experiential pedagogies and teaching from a community-engaged approach. UFV’s Anthropology program has a sociocultural focus, and the selected candidate will be expected to teach core courses at all levels in the program, including courses in ethnographic methods and theory, as well as to develop courses in their area. A specialization in the ethnography of indigeneity/ies is strongly preferred, as is the ability to contribute to one or more of UFV’s interdisciplinary programs, including Indigenous Studies, Global Development Studies, or Migration and Citizenship. The ideal candidate will work in one or more of the following areas: indigenous languages, knowledges and worldviews; traditional environmental/ecological knowledge and the Anthropocene; indigenous conceptions of space, place and nationhood; indigenous diasporas; indigenous communities and gender relations; indigenous-settler-state relations; post-colonialism, decolonization, and reconciliation; development, culture change, and the impacts of globalization. The successful candidate will have an established ethnographic research program, and will preferably work within an indigenous community or communities beyond Canada and the US.
UFV sits on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Stó:lō peoples, and is committed to indigenizing our curriculum and our practice as appropriate. An ability to incorporate indigenous perspectives into the curriculum is required. UFV is also committed to supporting and engaging international students and an increasingly diverse classroom population.
Our department has a strong record of supporting and mentoring students as they engage in coursework, directed research projects, and other experiential learning opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to these and other student success efforts. Experience and creativity in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, online, and computer-assisted learning) is required, and the ability to participate in, and initiate, innovative interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunities is desirable. As well, the successful applicant will have an aptitude for, interest in, and experience with working in team situations, which may include team-teaching.
The successful candidate will contribute to fostering a dynamic and vibrant environment within Anthropology, our SCMS programs, and the broader community at and beyond UFV. Faculty are expected to actively engage in service work within the SCMS department, the College of Arts, and the university as a whole, and to show an active commitment to academic leadership.
We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers and researchers with experience of racialization, colonization, and/or other forms of marginalization.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in sociocultural Anthropology (or a closely related discipline) from a recognized/accredited postsecondary institution, or solid indication of imminent completion. The candidate must have demonstrated successful teaching experience at the postsecondary level and excellence or potential for excellence in community-engaged ethnographic research.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit, as a single electronic file, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, writing sample, and original sample course plan for one of the teaching areas identified. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately and directly to email@example.com
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org (https://www.ufv.ca/careers/job-postings/2020003.htm)
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 14, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.