Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Biological Sciences

Competition #15.10.124

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an interdisciplinary (Anthropology and Biological Sciences) full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2016, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates must have expertise in one or more areas within biological anthropology and biology; however, priority will be given to applicants specializing in anthropological genetics. The successful candidate will teach a range of junior and senior courses in each discipline, including Human Variation and Adaptation (Anthropology) and Principles of Genetics (Biology), as well as develop and deliver a third year population genetics course for Biological Sciences that incorporates examples from a range of organisms.

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. Shahid Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, at and/or Dr. Ross Shaw, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, at

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. Effective July 1, 2016, the annual salary range for a Ph.D. is $76,148 to $121,252. A review of applications will begin January 1st, 2016 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.

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