Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

University of Victoria, BC Canada
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment, effective July 1, 2018, will be made at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the position start date.

We seek a colleague who is interested in joining a department that values cooperation between anthropological sub-disciplines; has demonstrated excellence in UG teaching and excellent potential for graduate teaching and mentoring; has demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship in the form of publications; an active or well-formulated plan for a continuing research program; a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding; and potential for involving students in research. We
seek an individual whose primary research and teaching interests will contribute strength primarily towards our “Evolution and Ecology” program theme (, with research that approaches the study of human biology in living or past populations using an evolutionary perspective and complements existing faculty strengths. Examples of possible specialties include but are not limited to human evolutionary biology, human growth and development, human life history, ecology of epidemics or disease, human adaptation, global health and nutrition, and developmental origins of disease. The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the new BSc Anthropology program (Fall 2018) as well as the current BA, MA and PhD programs through undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must be able to teach introductory biological anthropology. The ability to teach methods-based courses, quantitative methods in Anthropology, and a breadth of biological anthropology courses will be a strong asset. The four course (1.5 unit each) per annum teaching commitment comes with the expectation that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in research and graduate student mentoring. The department’s current course Calendar can be found at 09/CDs/ANTH/CTs.html.

The new faculty member may also benefit from connecting with one or more of the University of Victoria’s
research centers, such as the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH), Centre for Biomedical
Research (CBR), Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC), or the Centre for Indigenous Research and
Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE). A full list of UVIC research centres can be found at:

Applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, a current curriculum vitae,
the names and complete contact information of three references, copies of selected relevant publications
and evidence of excellence in teaching.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with
disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others
who may contribute to further diversification of the University.

“Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective
Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications should be sent to: Dr. Ann Stahl, Chair, e-mail:, by the close of
business (4:30 PST) on Friday November 24, 2017.