Assistant Professor

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a proposed starting date of July 1, 2024. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

We seek an individual in Biological Anthropology who is a Medical Anthropologist concerned with Global Health, with strong methodological and theoretical foundations, and with areas of focus that may include: disease/epidemiology, wellness & inequality; climate/environmental change and crisis; displacement and migration; indigenous communities; gender; and/or disability. Expertise in any of: bio-skeletal studies; dental morphology; isotopic, molecular, or genetic analyses; and/or quantitative analyses would be an asset. Regional specialization is open but should complement that of the existing faculty. We are looking for an enthusiastic and charismatic instructor who will complement and work well with colleagues within Anthropology and related disciplines and who is capable of attracting students to the discipline of Anthropology.

The UNBC Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate degrees as well as opportunities for graduate teaching and supervision in other programs such as Interdisciplinary Studies, in preparation for careers in both the public and private sectors. Our program critically addresses issues of identity, social justice and heritage as we provide a four-field approach to the discipline, and seek to strengthen the integration across these subfields of Anthropology. We offer field schools in both ethnography and archaeology. For more information about the Anthropology Department, visit our website at

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the delivery of the department curriculum. They must be able to teach both broadly across Anthropology and specifically Biological Anthropology, as well as more in-depth advanced courses. They will be expected to teach the integrated introductory course, and an introduction to biological Anthropology, medical Anthropology, a methods course, biological Anthropology survey courses, and courses suited to the research specializations of the successful candidate. Teaching experience and innovation that is inclusive, student focused, and experiential, as well as experience and willingness to teach courses using online delivery, will be considered an asset. The candidate should provide clear evidence of a record and commitment towards teaching excellence.