Lecturer, Nutritional Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a two-year teaching-stream appointment in Biological (Evolutionary) Anthropology, with a focus on human nutritional ecology and especially the nutrition and health of women, infants and young children. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will begin July 1, 2015 and end June 30, 2017, with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter and have a record of excellence in teaching, in both small and large class settings, and teaching-related activities such as curriculum development and student mentoring, and demonstrated evidence of expertise in biological, medical, and/or nutritional anthropology.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a suite of undergraduate courses that may include a large second-year course on medical anthropology and evolutionary perspectives on health across the life span, a somewhat smaller third-year course on evolutionary theory, as well as smaller courses at the third- and fourth-year level that could include one on the anthropology of childhood and childcare. We are also open to courses on other topics, such as anthropological epidemiology, demography, or paleopathology. The successful candidate could anticipate teaching at least one upper-year course in the second year in her or his specific area of expertise. Opportunities for pedagogical research and scholarship, while outside the scope of this position, will be provided and encouraged. Experience at graduate teaching would also be an asset.

The University of Toronto is a large, three-campus institution in a vibrant, multiethnic region and has a very diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology is a multi-field unit with diverse research and teaching. It has 24 full-time faculty at the St. George campus and 43 graduate faculty across the three campuses. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please see our home page at http://www.anthropology.utoronto.ca/.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1500056. Applications should include a cover letter, teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and student evaluations) and curriculum vitae along with the names of three references. Application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines are available at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

We recommend combining attached documents in one or two files in PDF/MS Word format:
(1) Cover letter, CV
(2) Teaching Dossier

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor E.B. Banning, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca, by the closing date May 25, 2015. If you have questions about the position, please contact anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

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