Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Public Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Public Anthropology at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level to commence July 1, 2021. 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. 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 pedagogical expertise and innovation in teaching and will work to enhance the Department’s focus on engaged anthropology. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. 

Applicants must have a clearly articulated program of research and a record of accomplishment appropriate to their stage of career in the areas of public anthropology, community engagement, design anthropology, activism, and/or advocacy. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Preference will be given to candidates who bring a critical perspective on issues of public interest, which may include climate change, digital publics, environment, food, human rights, labor, law, work, among others. 

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence appropriate to their stage of career as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications or forthcoming publications; research creation; conference presentations; awards and accolades. In the cover letter, they must address how their research intersects with public anthropology. 

The applicant will provide evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching appropriate to their stage of career at the undergraduate and graduate levels 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. 

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. 

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 jobsanth@yorku.ca (Subject line: Public Anthropology)

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. According to the AA plan, the hiring committee will take into consideration interruptions in academic career and/or alternative career paths. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. 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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 8, 2021 

Applications, including a signed cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogy, a sample of scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.) and names of three referees with their contact information may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on January 7, 2021. Letters of references will be solicited by the Hiring Committee for long-listed candidates and should not be submitted with the initial application.

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