MacEwan University (Canada) – Biocultural Medical Anthropologist (tenure track)

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment in anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have expertise in biocultural medical anthropology and must be able to teach junior and senior courses in biological anthropology. All areas of specialization will be considered, including human growth and development, human variation, human genetics, nutrition and health, and epidemiology; however, priority will be given to applicants who work with living populations and who have an active research program that could incorporate student participation.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number, should be sent directly from referees to

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, at

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

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