Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Sociocultural Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream — Sociocultural Anthropology (Contractually Limited Term Appointment)
Job Posting ID: 1600620
Job Field: Limited Term (Teaching Stream)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Anthropology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: May 12, 2016
Closing Date: June 16, 2016

Description: The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a three-year contractually-limited term appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will begin July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2019.

Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a geographical focus that complements existing faculty expertise. The successful applicant must have a record of excellence in teaching, in both small and large class settings, and teaching-related activities such as curriculum development and student mentoring, and demonstrated evidence of expertise in the social side of medical anthropology. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, or syllabi.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a suite of undergraduate courses that could include a large, second year course on Social Anthropology of the Contemporary World or Core Concepts in Social and Cultural Anthropology, third-year courses on an Introduction to Social Anthropological Theory, Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health, Social Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Religion, or other thematic courses that complement faculty expertise, and fourth-year courses on Love, Sex and Marriage, or a topic related to her or his research focus. Experience at graduate teaching would also be an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a large, three-campus institution in a vibrant, multiethnic region and has a very diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology is a multi-field unit with diverse research and teaching. It has 26 full-time faculty at the St. George campus and 49 graduate faculty across the three campuses. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please see our home page at

Qualified candidates are invited to apply at Applications should include a cover letter, teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and student evaluations) and curriculum vitae along with the names of three references. Application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines are available at

We recommend combining attached documents in one or two files in PDF or MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV (2) Teaching dossier.

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the referees to Prof. E. B. Banning, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to by the closing date of June 16, 2016. If you have questions about the position, please contact

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.