Submitted: 2 November 2023
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Trent University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 30 November 2023
Application email: [email protected]
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Trent University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in biological anthropology or bioarchaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2024. The Department of Anthropology is seeking an outstanding early career scholar with expertise in one or more of the following: human biology, human evolution, or medical anthropology. Strengths in evolutionary theory, biocultural approaches, and applied research are important. We also welcome applications from those whose interdisciplinary research investigates social determinants of health. This position is located at Trent’s Peterborough Campus and is subject to budgetary approval.

Trent University is the top-ranked primarily undergraduate university in Ontario, Canada with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Department of Anthropology offers research informed, pedagogically innovative and community engaged undergraduate (Anthropology, Archaeology) and graduate (Anthropology) programs in Trent’s faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s areas of strength in human-environment interaction and/or food and human society, and program specializations in biological anthropology and bioarchaeology. Information about the Department of Anthropology is available at and

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion by the date of appointment) in Anthropology or a cognate discipline. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and potential for excellence in research, teaching and service commensurate with the Assistant Professor rank. Responsibilities will include contributing to curriculum development and course delivery in the Department of Anthropology’s B.A., B.Sc. and Master’s programs and developing and expanding a high quality externally funded research program, including grants from Canada’s federal funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to develop new courses in their area of area of focus. Depending on their research focus, the successful candidate also may have opportunities to contribute to the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit applications in PDF format by email to [email protected], specifying “Biological anthropology/bioarchaeology TT position” in the subject heading. Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae; a research statement and examples of significant scholarship; a teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as syllabi and a summary of teaching evaluations; and three (3) letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s academic career. Applicants may also submit a self-identification form as part of their application package.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023.

Trent University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Preference will be given to candidates from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous People (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities or racialized groups and LGBTQ2+ people.

Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact [email protected].

While all applicants are thanked for their interest and applications to this position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information about this position, please email Dr. Jennifer P. Moore, Chair, Department of Anthropology, [email protected].

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