Submitted: 20 April 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of British Columbia
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 6 May 2022
Application email: [email protected]
Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology ( at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Biological Anthropololgy and Anthropological Archaeology with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

The position is a one-year term, with a possibility for renewal. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive years, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach Anthropology undergraduate courses focused on biological anthropology and archaeology. Teaching will be assigned based on the needs of the Department and will include sections of introductory courses as well as more advanced courses in the undergraduate curriculum. The ideal candidate will be able to teach in the area of biological anthropology, and also have demonstrated teaching experience in at least three of the following areas: introductory archaeology; primatology; statistics; and methods. Candidates may have an opportunity to develop a new second or third year course in an area of expertise that would complement our program.

Applicants must have completed a PhD in Anthropology or relevant discipline prior to the start date. We are seeking to engage an exceptional teacher who has experience teaching undergraduate anthropology courses. We particularly seek applicants with exceptional communication skills, a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education, and a substantial record of incorporating technology-enhanced learning in the classroom. Demonstrated excellence in teaching high-enrolment courses is an essential asset for this position.

The teaching load for the position will be 24 credits per year, distributed typically as a 3/3 course load in the Winter session and 2 courses in the Summer. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online through . Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents May 6, 2022 in the order listed: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (e.g., course outlines, video documentation, student evaluations, etc.); and 4) a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the deadline via email to [email protected] with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in anthropology.” Review of applications will begin soon after May 6 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

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