Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga seeks an enthusiastic and innovative teacher for a full-time appointment in Biological Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence on July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who have a record of excellent teaching and pedagogical research, pursue novel and innovative methods of thinking and teaching, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department.

Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or a related area with a focus on Biological Anthropology by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate must also have a record of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation. Evidence of excellence and commitment will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments documented in a teaching dossier, and publications or conference presentations on pedagogical research in the discipline. A creative, coherent and complete teaching dossier will highlight the candidate’s teaching accomplishments and any professional experience that may enhance teaching, and typically would include a teaching statement, course outlines, course evaluations, and select course materials that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity in biological anthropology.

Teaching duties in the undergraduate program include core and service courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s fields of expertise. Areas of expertise of interest include but are not limited to general biological anthropology, evolution of human biological sexuality, human evolution, comparative (primate) osteology, medical anthropology, and science education. Introducing anthropological topics to undergraduates outside the discipline is a major aspect of this position, as well as engaging with undergraduate specialists, majors, and minors in Anthropology broadly and students interested in topics in biological anthropology in particular.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit our home page: .

Application Information:
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: . A link to the online application system will also be available at the UTM Anthropology website. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and one pedagogically-focused publication. The teaching dossier should include a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement outlining current and future pedagogical research interests related to the position, and any official teaching evaluations for courses taught. Letters of reference must also be sent by email by the deadline, as noted below.

We ask that candidates combine requested documents into two or three PDF/MS Word files in the following format:
(1) Letter of application, CV, and teaching dossier, titled: 1701587_YourSurnameFirstname application.pdf (or .doc)
(2) Pedagogically-focused publication, titled: 1701587_YourSurnameFirstname publication.pdf
(3) Teaching evaluations may be submitted in a separate file if required due to size, otherwise bundle with teaching dossier in the application.pdf file; if a separate document, please title as: 1701587_YourSurnameFirstname evaluations.pdf (or .doc)

All applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Gary Crawford, Chair, Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Biological Anthropology Teaching Stream Hire,” by the closing date of October 31, 2017. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to review an application.

If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Gary Crawford at with subject line: “Biological Anthropology Teaching Stream Hire”- (your full name).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see .

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