Assistant Professor in Archaeology of Urbanism

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Archaeology of Urbanism. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2016.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the Archaeology of Urbanism. The geographic focus for this position is open. Preference will be given to scholars with expertise in the analytical methods of research areas such as, but not limited to, paleobotany, ancient DNA, or archaeological chemistry, that will enhance the strengths of the department, especially in the area of human-environment interactions.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce high impact research and scholarship, to secure external research funding and will play an active role in teaching and graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will also be expected.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or in Archaeology, and must demonstrate research excellence through evidence of, or potential for, publications in high quality journals. Demonstration of teaching excellence is also expected through a strong statement of teaching philosophy, outstanding teaching evaluations and evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision and mentorship.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a research intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit

All applications must be received by January 5, 2016.

Please provide an up to date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of course syllabi), three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information for 3 referees. The materials should be directed to:

Julie Boyd
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
University of Calgary
Archaeology of Urbanism Earth Science 620
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4

These materials can also be sent electronically to

All applicants are strongly encouraged to visit to obtain additional information on our department.
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